Shop Fox 2 HP Dust Collector

Average reader rating
2.9
out of 5
Brand:
Shop Fox
Model:
W1666
Price:
$350

Description

This SHOP FOX® Dust Collector features a 2 HP motor and a heavy-duty 12" steel impeller that moves 1,550 cubic feet of air every minute. When it comes to performance and value, this one is hard to beat!

• Motor size: 2 HP, 220V, Single-phase, 3,450 RPM
• Motor Amp draw: 220V - 12A
• 6" Inlet with a removable "Y" fitting with two 4" openings
• Portable base size: 21.5" x 33.5"
• Bag volume: 5.4 cubic feet
• Height (with bags inflated): 78"
• Bag size (Dia. x depth): 19" x 33" (2)
• Powder coated paint
• Impeller: Balanced steel, radial fin 12"
• Air suction capacity: Approx. 1,550 CFM
• Static pressure: 12.3"
• Standard bag filtration: 30 Micron
• Approx. shipping weight: 107 lbs.

Reader Reviews

Not happy

Review Summary

So first of all I was excited because the shipping box had no damage! Very surprised! But then I unbox everything and there are a ton of quality flaws. Dents, dings, sharp pieces sticking out and holes not lined up. The lower bag assembly is a joke. The only way I was able to get the bag on was to ducktape the bag to the machine then put the clamp on. The 6" to two 4" connector was so loose I had to duck tape it or else it wouldn't seal.
There is no plug on the cord so I cant even see if it runs until I get that done. That was not in the description when I purchased this unit. The tube that came with it had a hole so more tape till I can replace that. I wasnt given enough bolts so I had to buy more to assemble it. The poles holding the bags up are flimsy and I will need to install a handle connected to the base if I want to move it around the shop. I am VERY disappointed with this unit. Everyone said to try shopfox because they are the best. I now beg to differ and am unhappy that I purchased this unit. That may change when I can actually power it up. If it does, I'll update this. BUT if I dont. You'll know how that went too.

Detailed Ratings

1.0
out of 5

Performance

1

Features

1

Ease of Use

1

Value

1

Impressed!!!

Review Summary

Just purchased December 2020 Shop Fox W1666. Delivered from Amazon via UPS with NO carton damage, which had been a concern from reading all the reviews. After unboxing and parts inventory the only damaged area was a slight misshaping of the intake on the separator, not a problem since the hose is attached with a hose clamp. The fit and finish of all the parts was EXCELLENT.
Assembly was simple and all the bolts and nuts were easy to hand tighten for final wrench (provided by Shop Fox) tightening. The 6" to two 4" duct is only attached with one screw on the top but when this thing is turned on the SUCTION is so GREAT the duct can not be moved. It did not come with a NEMA 6-15 plug but I had reviewed the shop manual on line and downloaded the PDF file. It states in the manual what plug to get and size of the circuit breaker. The specification sheet also states plug not included. I have not used it for any length of time but it works great on my 10" table saw and 13" planner. So far I believe it was a good buy, on sale for less than the 1 1/2 hp unit. The lower dust bag attachment is NOT FUN but with the use of painter tape strips it is doable. I have rated Performance at 4 stars because I have not hooked up all my tools and modified the dust collection system to the W1666 collector.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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