PM2244 Drum Sander Launch



LaVergne, TN – Powermatic® meant business when it gave the tagline, Exceed Your Expectations, to its new PM2244 Drum Sander. This sander is loaded with sophisticated features, including an integrated LED control panel and Feed Logic to prevent machine overload, while providing optimal finishing results. 

“Powermatic’s new 2244 Drum Sander provides shop owners with a user-friendly, production-class machine that consistently provides exceptional finishes,” said Katie Davidson, Powermatic’s Product Manager. 

The PM2244’s integrated LED control panel improves the operator’s experience by providing a convenient snapshot of the status of the power, the belt speed and the sanding depth. The digital readout can be conveniently set to display material height in either inches or millimeters, and can be zeroed-out at any point to accurately measure sanding depth. Separate indicators show when the conveyor belt is moving and when the sanding drum is rotating. 

The Feed Logic system continuously monitors the load on the drum motor and automatically regulates the speed of the conveyor motor to maintain the highest feed rate without overload. When the Feed Logic control is active, the words will flash on the display panel and the conveyor belt speed will self-adjust. 

Another distinguishing feature of the PM2244 Drum Sander is the Parallelism Fine Adjust. This feature allows the table to be adjusted relative to the drum carriage and eliminates the need to adjust the entire drum carriage. 

The drum carriage of the PM2244 Sander is constructed of cast iron for maximum strength and consistent performance. The steel hood has a 4-in. dust port to collect sawdust at its source, which helps prevent excess dust from escaping.

The drum sander’s conveyor system is built for strength. Its precision-flattened, reinforced-steel conveyor bed is equipped with a no-give power feed belt to provide a flat sanding surface. Included infeed/outfeed tables provide 37-1/2 in. of support when running longer work pieces. 

Independent feed and drive motors allow maximum sanding control. The 1-3/4 HP, single-phase, 115V, TEFC sanding drum motor develops 1,720 RPM. The conveyor speed is infinitely variable from 0-10 FPM. An emergency stop provides quick shut-off of the conveyor and sanding drum. Indicators on the LED panel blink until both conveyor and drum have come to a full stop. 

The PM2244 has a closed stand that provides storage space for abrasives, and integrated, locking casters facilitate moving the machine around the shop. The sander’s assembled dimensions are 42-1/4” x 37-11/16” x 49-1/2” (L x W x H). The machine weighs 328 lbs. 

For more information and to locate the nearest dealer for the Powermatic Drum Sander (Model PM2244, Stock Number 1792244, $2,499.99), visit The PM2244 Drum Sander is covered by a 5-year warranty