Performax 22-44 Pro Question

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Blog entry by WoodArtbyJR posted 11-14-2011 10:46 PM 2184 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am looking to upgrade my drum sander from a 16-32 to the 22-44. I found one locally and he just sent me a pic. I noticed that the Pro is a belt drive unit and the other is a direct drive type. Didn’t know that. SO, here’s the question. Is the belt drive a pro or con for this unit? Help me ou LJs with your vast knowledge base.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#1 posted 11-14-2011 10:56 PM

Not familiar with these units but a belt is usually a pro on other tools.

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 12:09 AM

In my opinion, belt drive would be a pro, in that you have a ‘weak link’ protecting the motor from burning up, should you have a lock up on the material. A belt also makes speed adjustment possible by varying pulley sizes.

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 03:02 AM

Hey Jim, (for what it’s worth) my 22-44 is belt drive, but it’s the radial arm saw version. No issues with power or slipping…..I say GO FOR IT!


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 11-15-2011 03:40 AM

Jeff, I have heard/read the name but not sure what it looks like. Snap a pic and post it (please). I think you’re right. I think I’ll go for it.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#5 posted 11-15-2011 06:20 AM

Jim – I have 3 blog entries on the drum sander:


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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