With the correct sanding discs installed, a Powermatic disc sander can be used for all facets of a sanding project from initial rough sanding to finer finish sanding. By implementing a swing away guard that allows easy access to the disc, Powermatic has made is easier than even to switch sanding discs. These machines are powerful units with the ability to be used for wood or metalworking. With all this power at your fingertips, the stock can easily get away from you and cause a dangerous situation. To help prevent this, Powermatic has designed their disc sanders with hand activated brakes for added safety. Powermatic disc sanders offer power, quality and safety all in one package.