Two new versatile, production-class sanding machines – the JET 22-44 OSC Drum Sander, $2,451, and JET 22-44 Pro-3 Sander with Digital Readout, $2,647 – feature exclusive SandSmart variable feed control from 0 to 10 feet per minute. Variable feed control enables the operator to use the best sanding rate for each job and helps prevent machine overload. The exclusive SandSmart technology monitors the amp load of the motor and automatically slows down the conveyor speed rate to eliminate stalling.Both machines can sand material up to 4″ thick and 44″ wide (two passes). They can handle material as short as 2Â¼” long and as thin as 1/32″.
At the push of a button, the JET 22-44 OSC Drum Sander alternates between linear and oscillating sanding modes. This allows the operator to match the sanding action to each job, ranging from rapid material removal to fine-tuned finishing. The oscillating mode also reduces heat build-up on the sanding belt, which helps prevent loading and burning.The JET 22-44 Pro-3 Drum Sander includes a pre-installed DRO (digital read out). This digital device makes setting ultra-precise sanding depths simple and easily repeatable. It can be set to display either inch or millimeter readings. The sanding drum of the 22-44 Pro-3 Drum Sander is powered by a continuous duty, 3-HP, single phase, 230-volt motor. The conveyor belt is driven by a separate 1/30 HP DC motor.