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Forum topic by fisherdoug09 posted 12-15-2012 01:58 AM 1819 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2012 01:58 AM

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I am looking to buy a jointer not sure if I am going 6” or 8” yet. Have any Lumber Jocks had any experience with the Shop Fox brand? My local tool supplier carries Shop Fox and has for 4-5 years and they are very happy with them.

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 02:33 AM

Iv’e had a 8 inch W1741 for about 5 years now. Last year I upgraded it with a byrd helical head. I liked it fine before the upgrade and even better now. I just didn’t like adjusting the knives so I upgraded the head. The three horse motor has always been more power then I have ever needed. I would recommend it to anyone. Hope this helps.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#2 posted 12-15-2012 03:02 AM

Same as Grizzly.

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#3 posted 12-15-2012 03:03 AM

I’ve owned one of their sanders and it was a good machine . Basically shop fox is made by Grizzly and some machines they sell are almost identical except for paint color and emblems . Shop fox tools my be sold by outside companies where for the most part Grizzlies are just sold by Grizzly. To make it more confusing there are some Shop fox tools in Grizzlies catalog and web site

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#4 posted 12-15-2012 04:27 PM

I have the same thing Bob K. has. I also put the byrd helical head on mine. Have it on a jet mobile base and could not be happier. Easy to adjust. I started out with a Rigid 6” and found out pretty quick the extra 2 inches going up to an 8 inch makes a big difference. A little more money but you won’t regret it.

-- Rich, Columbus, Ohio

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#5 posted 12-15-2012 09:24 PM

yep get the 8 inch you will be much happier plus more power and more weight more rigid

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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