JET 22-44ODS is one of the best drum sanders in the market. It weighs 360 pounds with dimensions at 46.60 inches (L) by 23.5 inches (W) by 30.5 inches (H).
This machine is brought to you by JET. The company has been around for many years, and it is one of the trusted names when it comes to drum sanders. The innovative features of the product make it a great investment for a serious woodworker or a hobbyist.
All features of this machine contribute to providing a user with safety, smoothness, and precision sanding, regardless of the project size.
The digital read-out screen allows you to monitor the sanding material’s thickness. With the digital display, you can control and verify all your sanding tasks. For a business person, you can benefit from the DRO screen because it helps you keep track of the unfinished and completed sanding tasks.
Unique to all JET models is SandSmart Technology. This vital technology prevents sander overload. You can now be sure that the sanding tasks are performed efficiently. As you operate the machine, the technology monitors the drum motor’s load. The highest possible feed rate is maintained but without the danger of overloading. When the load is increased, the feed rate is decreased. At times, the machine’s conveyor is stopped when there is overload. This feature will prevent damage to your machine and prolong its life.
The JET 22-44ODS drum sander can be used both as an oscillating and simple sander. This flexibility feature is well-loved by hobbyists and serious woodworkers. If you want to save time, this intuitive and powerful device is what you need. The suspended drum is 22 inches and is braced with strong carriage arms.
You can even fine-tune it to sand materials of varying thickness. Frequent adjustments of the belt are no longer needed because of the patented trackers. This sander also comes with an infeed and outfeed table to provide adequate support for the material that you’re sanding.
The engine system of the sander is heavy-duty, and it serves as the backbone of the machine. The two powerful motors will allow you to use the device for extended periods to complete all your sanding tasks. The sander also comes with a cabinet where you can keep some things or tools to maintain an organized workspace.
Upon purchase, you can avail of the 5-year warranty that comes with this machine. JET used to be a small dealer of trolleys and air hoists. With each passing year, the company ventured into other products until it was able to manufacture quality and durable drum sanders. If you need efficient sander, this machine is one of the best you can find. When you buy the device, it already comes with a closed stand.
Here’s a short official video showcasing this model:
- Reduced burning or overloading through the oscillating feature
- Patented trackers that are unique to JET models
- Variable-feed control
- Longer life with the permanently lubricated and sealed drum ball bearings
- DRO or digital read-out
- SandSmart Technology
- Acts as an oscillating and simple sander
JET 22-44ODS is a large and heavy-duty machine that can meet your small or large sanding needs. In order to use the oscillating sander, all you have to do is turn on a switch. You’ll get a smooth finish that doesn’t leave any ripples on the material when you use the simple sander.
There are no known issues as to the efficient functioning of the machine. However, some users claimed that when using the oscillating sander, ripples are quite noticeable on the work surface. Some people also say that instead of the DRO, the machine came with a linear scale.
Here’s some Jet 22-44 action along with some useful tips:
If you need a machine that can handle thick sanding materials, JET 22-44ODS is what you need. It is a machine ideal for the professional woodworker but can be used by the hobbyists. The unique oscillation, combined with the easy to use controls, make the machine a great deal.