shop fox W1668 drill press

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Forum topic by parkerdog posted 05-29-2013 08:12 AM 2047 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2013 08:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: shop fox drill press benchtop question


I just bought one of these off craigslist and the tag says it’s a w1668 and was made in 2002. When I search, that model comes up as a benchtop model but mine is a floor model.

Did they just change to a benchtop model in later years and keep the same number or has someone added a taller post? If they added a taller post it looks factory.



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#1 posted 05-30-2013 02:23 AM

maybe a check with grizzly CS will provide the necessary insights. shop fox is the dealer supported arm of grizzly.:

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 02:45 AM

I concur , the W1668 is Shop Fox’s well known bench top press. Sounds as though
it was modified.

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 07:38 PM

Well, all the stuff I have read about grizzly customer service seems to be true. The lady was very friendly and helpful and I ended up ordering a new dust port since mine was broken sometime in its life. Also ordered the drum sander kit and mandrel since those were missing as well.

She then gave me the number to technical support and the guy there said that they did make a floor model. He wasn’t as talkative though, just said that they did make one. So I don’t know why or when the floor model was changed to a bench model.
All in all I’m pretty happy with the drill press so far.

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