This is a nice option for the larger shop that wants the rigidity and finish of a wide belt sander without the huge expense associated with many models. The open sided design allows for pieces up to 32" wide to be sanded by turning the piece around. Why pay a premium for Powermatic, when you can buy this unit from us, made in the same factory, for much less? The 5 hp 220 volt single phase motor provides plenty of power to do your job right the first time. Requires 40 amp circuit breaker for motor and 4 cfm of air at 70 psi. Machine footprint is 40" x 29" x 66" high. 2 speed 15/32.5 fpm feed speeds, pneumatic belt tracking and pullout extension bar for work support. Uses 17 x 54 inch wide sanding belts. A great addition to any mid sized shop! BASIC INFO 16" max work width, max height of workpiece 5" minimum work piece length 13 3/4" 5 hp main motor 220 volt single phase 1/4 hp feed motor 2 sanding speeds 15 fpm for finish sanding and 32.5 fpm for lighter sanding. Speed changes require reversing 2 sprockets inside the machine. Call us with questions or to get a reference or freight quote on this unit!