Shop Fox 13" Benchtop Drill Press

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The Shop Fox W1686 Oscillating Drill Press also functions as a 12-speed oscillating sander that can be used for contour sanding. With 12 speeds, extra power and a high-capacity motor, this machine is ready to take on the heavy jobs. The table is supplied with a clearance hole for use while sanding, and a clever design incorporates a dust collection port so that sanding is less messy. The drill chuck ranges from 1/8 to 5/8", and the 3/4 HP motor performs up to 1725 RPM and runs on 110-volt power supply. The drill has a spindle travel of 3.25" and an overall swing of 13.25".

• Motor: 3/4 HP, 110V, 1,725 RPM
• Overall height: 38"
• Spindle travel: 3.25"
• Swing: 13.25"
• Drill chuck: 5/8"
• Dust port size: 2.25"
• 12 Speeds: 250 - 3,050 RPM
• Table: 12 3/8"
• Table swing: 360°
• Table tilt: 45° left & 45° right
• Approx. shipping weight: 130 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

Drill press doubles as a spindle sander

Review Summary

The W1668 is an average-performing drill press that doubles as an oscillating spindle sander and comes with three drums 1–2" in diameter. That might make it worth the premium price to you. It has a good speed range, and its depth stop proved reliable in our testing. The sanding relief hole and dust port make clamping workpieces to the right side of the table difficult. The left-side-mounted power switch is more difficult to reach than front-mounted ones.

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