Shop Fox 8" Jointer

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Shop Fox
Model:
W1705
Price:
$1,395

Description

* Motor: 2 HP, 220V, single-phase, TEFC capacitor start induction, 3,450 RPM
* Table size: 9.25" x 70"
* In-feed length: 34.25"
* Overall Dimensions: 70" x 27.5" x 31.25"
* Cuts/Minute: 22,000
* Cutterhead speed: 5,500 RPM

WOOD magazine review

Long-wearing carbide-insert cutterhead

Review Summary

This machine has been discontinued by Shop Fox. The W1705 uses the same square-insert cutterhead as the Grizzly G0593, with all of its advantages (durable carbide cutters, little tear-out in figured wood, quiet cut, easy cutter changes) and disadvantages (ridges on the board, slow cut, more feed pressure required).
We like the handwheels for adjusting table height, the column-mounted magnetic power switch, and the plastic glide on the bottom of the heavy, 40"-long fence to protect the table from damage. But other jointers we tested offer the same features for a lower price. If you rarely joint figured wood, you can save about $400 by buying an identical jointer with a straight-knife cutterhead.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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