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#1 posted 06-01-2013 03:26 PM

I have a shop full of Shop Fox equipment and in most cases very happy with it. I’ve had everything at lease five years and have never had any problems. One issue is the wheels on the bandsaw are a little out of balance, but a little of my time would fix that, I’m just not a big bandsaw user, I only have it for the occasional use. Also I wouldn’t bother with the 1hp shaper or the portable dust collectors. Overall I’m very pleased with the larger pieces of equipment.

I also have a Grizzly oscillating edge sander that is very good. Powermatic is always a good choice (IMO), I have a PM66 cabinet saw and a PM2800 drill press, although Powermatic costs $$$$$.

Shop Fox Equipment List:
W1711 cabinet saw 5hp 1ph
W1741 8” Jointer
W1742 15” planer
W1686 oscillating spindle sander (love this machine)
W1706 14” bandsaw
W1701 1hp shaper
W1690 ceiling mount air cleaner
(2) W1735 portable dust collectors

-- Bob in Washington State

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