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Forum topic by metafor posted 11-07-2008 11:13 PM 1236 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2008 11:13 PM

Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t seem to see much discussion or review of Shop Fox tools. We have a dealer near my home and I’m interested in how people rate this brand…it’s not Festool I know…but what is it like? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated before I sink money into anything.

-- Greg, Missouri

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#1 posted 11-08-2008 12:59 AM

I have a shop fox bench mortiser and it seems to be fine. They also make all the mobile bases for my grizzly products. I believe the brand is in the grizzly range as far as quality goes. Personally I think Festool is over rated and to expensive. I would like to have that domino but who can afford that? LOL. I’ve seen a $300 orbital through them too. Problem is that you buy the same sandpaper for it as you do a $70 makita or dewalt. So what is so special about it? I’d buy shop fox before festool and use my money for other important purchases like material. But I’m not a rich boy either. Give them a try. I think you’ll be satisfied.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 11-08-2008 01:17 AM

I am curious too , they seem to be clones or the same thing mfg as jet.
As far as Festool I have thier 5” ROS, It’s not the same paper, thier paper is less expensive and lasts longer , also the dust collection is Par None. $165.00
The Domino I will agree, unless you are mass producing too much $$. I use my homade mortise jig, tenion on the router table.


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