Shop Fox W1712 Belt/Disc Sander

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Shop Fox
Model:
W1712
Price:
$700

Description

* Motor: 1-1/2 HP, 110V, 12A, Single-phase, 1,725 RPM
* Tables: Precision ground cast iron (2)
* Sanding belt size: 6" x 48"
* Disc size: 12" (Disc is computer balanced)
* Belt release: Quick change
* Sanding belt speed: 878 FPM
* Disc speed: 1,725 RPM
* Switch: ON/OFF toggle with safety key
* Stand: Cabinet style, powder coated paint
* Heavy-duty miter gauge
* Powder coated paint
* Dust ports: 2" and 2-1/2"
* Bearings: Shielded ball bearing construction
* Approximate shipping weight: 178 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

Large table, long belt platen

Review Summary

High points: Largest disc table and the longest belt platen we tested. Noticeably quieter than the other tested machines. Easy-to-read miter gauge marked in 1° increments. Low points: Slow belt speed makes this the least aggressive sander we tested. Plastic guards on belt and disc tend to drag on the abrasive. Odd-size dust ports. More points Dual steel trunnions lock on both sides, and deflected less than a single steel trunnion, but more than cast iron.
Like other steel-trunnion tables, it pivots from the center and reduces capacity when tilted down. At 45°downward tilt, edge of table nearest disc moves 9/16" away from disc.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

3

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