Shop Fox W1706 14" Bandsaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Shop Fox
Model:
W1706
Price:
$700

Description

Shop Fox's entry-level bandsaw has many features found on much larger and more expensive machines, such as extruded aluminum fence and rails, quick release blade tension, miter gauge, upper and lower ball bearing blade guides, enclosed cabinet stand, hinged wheel covers, 4" dust port, 1 HP motor, cast iron frame and table.

* Motor: 1 HP, TEFC, 110V/220V, single-phase, 1,725 RPM
* Amps: 14 @ 110V, 7 @ 220V
* Blade size: 93-1/2" (1/8" to 3/4" wide)
* Blade length w/extension block: 105"
* Table size: 14" x 14" x 1-1/2"
* Table height above floor: 43"
* Cutting capacity (throat): 13-1/2"
* Maximum cutting height: 6"
* Table tilt: 45° right, 10° left
* Blade speeds: 1,500 & 3,200 FPM
* Frame construction: Cast iron
* Precision ground cast iron table
* Cast iron wheels
* Deluxe extruded aluminum fence
* Ball bearing blade guides
* Footprint: 18"W x 15-1/2"D
* Cabinet type stand (full storage)
* Upper and lower ball bearing blade guides
* All ball bearing construction
* 4" dust port
* Includes one 3/8" blade, fence and miter gauge
* Fence scale with magnifying window
* Quick change blade release/tensioning

WOOD magazine review

Big-bandsaw features and power make this saw a winner

Review Summary

High Points: Demonstrated the most power, cutting twice as fast as half the saws in our resaw test of eight. Cuts tight curves and follows marked lines well. Cast-iron wheels and base contribute to lowest amount of vibration in the test. Rack-and-pinion adjustment for bearing guide post makes for smooth adjustments without the post dropping upon release. Blade-tension quick-release lever speeds blade changes and could extend the life of your blades and tires.
Table tilts 50° right and 15° left, enabling you to cut high-angled dovetails. Has the beefiest miter gauge in the test. Low Points: Showed the second-highest amount of blade deflection in our resaw test. More Points: Its 10-1/2' power cord was longest in the test. Bearing-style blade guides with microadjusters work but take longer to adjust.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

3

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