Packed full of innovation and real life design features that work, this drum finishing sander has to be at the top of the list.
N.B. These sanders are used for fine finishing, they are not intended to be used as a thicknesser or with coarse abrasive for significant stock removal. In all instances, they are intended to be used with planed and thicknessed material.
As with all Powermatic machines, this machine is very well made, cast iron where it matters and cast alloy for the intricate parts. One design feature that really helps is the LED control panel. This gives real time information on conveyor feed speed, sanding work load and drum height. The patented Feed Logic system prevents overloading the machine and enhances the finish.
On a single arm machine such as this, making sure that the arm is parallel to the sanding conveyor is paramount. Adjustment of this is such an easy task that it will become second nature, improving your work.
Changing abrasives is also made easy, thanks to easy access to the securing clips. The conveyor belt is pulled, which evens the load, and is spring tensioned and fitted with a tracking device to keep the belt centred. Standard extension tables are made from thick gauge sheet steel to resist flexing. There is a heavily built guide system to control the drum height, with hardened slideways and an adjustable jib strip to control the smoothness of movement. The one-piece steel cabinet has a handy storage cupboard, and is fitted with wheels for mobility. A single 100mm dust extraction outlet is provided, efficient dust extraction is vital with these machines, please make sure your system is adequate. Minimum sanding length only 60mm.
This machine has world class design features, giving usability and sophistication that is unmatched.
With over 90 years of experience in the industry, Powermatic build machines that push the limits of engineering and design to allow you to expand your creative ability. With this in mind, they look to guarantee that their machinery is at the forefront of industrial machinery in each of the following areas.
What makes it the Gold Standard?
|Abrasive Roll Width||76 mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100 mm|
|Feed Speed||0 to 3 m/min (var)|
|Nett Weight||149 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||1,073 mm x 957 mm x 1,257 mm|
|Sanding Drum Diameter||127 mm|
|Sanding Thickness Min\Max||0.8 mm to 100 mm|
|Sanding Width Double Pass||1,120 mm|
|Sanding Width Single Pass||560 mm|
|Table Size||590 mm x 385 mm|
6 February 2018
Works a treatI went for this one after watching some youtube clips (particularly the wood whisperer).
2 September 2017
Very pleasedVery impressed with this machine, have used dual drum machines previously and was worried about how a single drum would perform but I have no complaints. Solidly built and well set up on delivery - very minor tuning needed. Not obvious (to me) from the description but this has integrated castors and comes with 80 grit sandpaper, also the power lead is ~2.8 metres long. Not sure about the auto load (Feed Logic) feature - seems to be showing load even before the work piece is on the mat but doesn't seem to be adversely impacting the results.