1 Powdog 4 months ago New Jet drum thickness sander day for Daddy. Got tired of the tear out I was getting with my knife planer when using figured wood. Looked at the Performax sander for years but was always just out of reach.The new Jet sander is the same design. I rarely buy machines made overseas, but this one is a sweetie. Went on sale so I grabbed it.Now my flame maple and claro walnut boards plane down smooth and flat without any tear out.