Shop Fox W1740 Drum Sander

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Shop Fox
Model:
W1740
Price:
$695

Description

Finally, get the even sanding performance only a self-feeding drum sander can provide in a smaller-shop sized benchtop unit. The 12" width and 3-3/4" thick capacity handles most of the stock produced in any shop, which makes it the ideal machine for removing telltale surface planer marks. Uses hook and loop sanding rolls for easy installation and grit changes.

WOOD magazine review

Hook & loop sanding belts easy to install

Review Summary

This model features an easy-to-install low-cost hook-and-loop sanding belt and a tacky rubber feed belt that grips workpieces securely without scratching. It thicknesses stock up to 12" wide accurately and shouldn’t need adjustment. Fine threads on the height-adjustment handwheels deliver great microadjustability, but it takes twice as many turns to equal other drum sanders when making coarse adjustments. The 2-1/2" dust port chokes down dust collection.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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