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JET 22-44 Plus Closed Stand Drum Sander with Casters

  • JET 22-44 Plus Closed Stand Drum Sander with Casters
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This sander is one of the largest in it's class. You can sand up to 44 in. wide with better accuracy then any other sander in it's category.
  • Exclusive SandSmart, infinitely variable-feed control produces the ultimate finish at a rate from 0 to 10 ft. per minute and prevents machine overload
  • Patented conveyor belt TRACKERS, dramatically reduce the need for manual belt adjustment
  • Precision-machined and balanced extruded aluminum drum is self-cooling to protect the surface being sanded from heat-damage
  • Sealed and permanently lubricated drum ball bearings for longer life
  • Precision-flattened reinforced steel conveyor bed and no-give power feed belt provide a flat sanding surface for better results
  • Adjustable drum height and downward pressure feature virtually eliminates snipe
  • Large cast-iron hand wheel adjusts height at 1/16 in. per turn for precise sanding thickness control
  • Patented abrasive take-up fasteners make changing abrasives quick and easy
  • Continuous-duty, 1-3/4 HP motor is designed for consistent power and long life
  • On/off switch with overload protection is front-mounted for operator's convenience
  • One feed and one drive motor for superior sanding control
  • 22-44 Plus Closed Stand Drum Sander w/ Casters - 649005K
  • 80-Grit Abrasive Strip
  • 100-Grit Abrasive Belt
  • TufTool,


Weight: 345 lbs.
AC Voltage: 115V
Amperage: 20A
Conveyor Motor: 43 in-lbs. Direct Drive 0.45A
Conveyor Speed (FPM): 0 - 10
Drum Diameter: 5 in.
Drum Length: 22 in.
Drum Speed (RPM): 1700
Dust Port Size: 4 in.
Horsepower: 1.75
Max. Board Thickness: 4 in.
Max. Board Width: 44 in.
Min. Board Length: 2-1/4 in.
Min. Board Thickness: 1/32 in.
Motor Phase: 1
Type: Stationary



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Best Uses
Frequent Use (2)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
My thoughts on this sander
If I were to buy this again I would without question buy the next up machine with the 1" of travel. This machine sands good but the belts do not last long and get ridges in them very fast. Therefor you get very noticeable belt drum marks on the board. With the other machine I don't think it would be so bad. lastly you have to get use to it. Know how much to drop the drum and what grit will do what. Order alot of wraps to start out with.
May 28, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Great drum sander
This is a must for segmented woodworking
March 17, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Jet 22-44 drum sander
The Jet 22-44 is a very good drum sander. I have extensively used this sander as well as the pro 22-44 model.

The smart sand feature works well on the machine. I can set the belt feed to 60 or more and the smart sand will slow the belt down when wider stock is fed through and back up when narrower stock is sanded. This feature has really made using this unit a real pleasure as I don't worry about stalling the motor, burning/gouging the stock, or ruining the sand paper. The key is don't take too much off during a pass.

Turn the depth wheel 1/4 of a turn for the next pass or 1/8 turn for highly figured or unusually hard woods like locust or wenge. I usually check the temperature of the wood on exit and put it aside if it starts to get fairly warm. No scientific data but it does seem to help eliminate spotty burn marks especially around the occasional knot that may be present. These usually will hand sand out fairly easily but why not eliminate it from the start.

My experience with Jet brand sandpaper shows it lasts the longest. It has a rather heavy backing. Hardwood sanding lasts a long time as much as several hundred bf. Though it is easy to quickly ruin a strip of sandpaper by not cleaning excess dried glue or having wet glue. Soft woods like pine will quickly clog the paper and lighter passes are recommended. Less expensive sand paper such as from Dewalt has a comparative lighter backing and is subject to more stretch and therefore a greater need to keep checking the sand paper for tightness on the drum. Most of the time if I clog the paper and ruin it for sanding it is my fault from glue, pitch in the wood, or feeding it too fast. Most pine wood I have run will exhibit a short sand paper life.

Changing sand paper is easy. The handy tool they give you is still sitting in the package. I found that it was easy to change the paper without it. Though my fingers are fairly thin, others may find it difficult to pull on the sandpaper clamp. The tool would be useful in these cases. Start on the outboard side and wind your way to the tensioner on the inboard (motor) side. I re-checked the sand paper tension after running a board after changing the sand paper and found it not necessary. The right hand side has a tensioner on the sandpaper clamp and it keeps the sandpaper taught. Only a little practice is necessary and changing sandpaper is easy.

Working with burl, Birdseye and other highly figured woods susceptible to tear out on a planer/surfacer is very easy with this machine. It just takes a little more time to surface down these woods. Sanding surfacing makes it possible to make some very nice projects much easier.

After using it to sand over 1000 bf of oak and walnut I have no concerns. I use 80 grit most of the time and then sand with a random orbit sander with 80 and then 120 on my other drum sander and its ready for finish. On door panels I will sand the individual parts right after the dry fit so there are no cross grain scratches. Finish sand after glue up. I have also glued up and then sanded the whole panel. In this case it's better if you drum sand to 120 before the finish sanding to help get the cross grain sanding marks out. Also be careful (as one should anyway) when gluing up to assure the style is in plane with the rail. Sometimes the clamp can cause this problem if the jaws are not perfectly parallel on the clamp. But this machine can certainly sand it flat again should this happen.

The inline stand seems a bit narrow especially given that the feed table overhangs it by a ways but it is not a stability issue. I don't mind the inline wheels as the machine is usually pulled straight out from its storage location for use and rolls straight back in when done.

The optional feed tables should have come with the unit but it is possible that one would not need these if running stock of less than 3 or 4 feet long. It does take up more space. I would like to see a design where the table was a set of arms with a roller that would flip up then one could feed stock with the roller arm up or down and flip them up for storage. When running wide stock say 40 inches like on a table top then give the stock some support on the edge that is not under the drum head. In/out feed rollers are recommended for stock 5-6 ft and longer.

Dust collection is mandatory. And an occasional cleaning of the paper is good too. Soft woods like pine don't do well as it clogs the paper rapidly. Hard woods like oak, walnut, et al work very well.
March 17, 2016
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Lots of trouble changing belt
I've had this machine for about eight months and although it does save time and Sanding panels changing the belt is beyond difficult.
I would never recommend this tool to a friend I intend to sell mine cut my losses and buy something else
October 2, 2015

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does it come with infeed an outfeed tables?
Randy on Mar 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, the infeed and outfeed tables are optional accessories.


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