Shop Fox W1828 12" Disc Sander

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Shop Fox
Model:
W1828
Price:
$255

Description

This production style 12" Disc Sander is ideal for shaping and smoothing edges, squaring end-cuts and truing simple and compound miters. The precision ground cast iron table adjusts for bevel sanding up to 45° and the 1 HP totally enclosed fan cooled direct drive motor spins at 1,700 RPM, which is ideal for wood sanding applications. Uses 12" pressure sensitive adhesive sanding discs.

WOOD magazine review

Cast-iron table

Review Summary

High points: Dust collection was good when hooked to a shop vacuum. Low points: Like the Grizzly disc sanders, this model has an odd-size miter slot (less than 3/4" wide) with a toyish miter gauge. Table adjustments are iffy because of no common-angle detents and flimsy supports and unreliable scales. With no brake, the aluminum platen spins for nearly a minute after shutdown. More points: It stalled when we sanded using strong force, but it's passable for most jobs.
It has the smallest table of the six 12" disc sanders we tested head-to-head.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

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