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Forum topic by Jokker78 posted 01-31-2014 06:06 PM 5379 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2014 06:06 PM

Looking for some input on the shop fox w1824 Hybrid table saw.
Anyone out there have any feedback on this saw? I am looking to upgrade
My craftsmen table saw . And the shop fox is the the leader of the new saws. I have a local dealer , I try to support the small guy when I can.

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short


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#1 posted 01-31-2014 06:13 PM

And the shop fox is the the leader of the new saws. Not sure what this means.

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 06:22 PM

A lot of folks on LJ have Grizzly table saws, and Shop Fox is the local store line of the same company (Grizzly is on-line only). If you look up the corresponding Grizzly model, my guess is that you’ll find reviews or forum posts about it here.

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 06:26 PM

AFAIK, the G715P is the equivalent.

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 06:33 PM

So they have different paint jobs and warrenties ?
So both the same saw ?

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#5 posted 01-31-2014 06:38 PM

If you look here at Shop Fox and here at Grizzly you can download spec sheets and compare them.

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 07:30 PM

I’ve had my shopfox almost a year now. It is the same as the grizzly with a few miner differences. I got mine on sale at a woodworking show so the net difference in cost was just over $100. I thought it was well worth the extra money to have fully assembled, tested, local support and the added year warranty. I have worked in a cabinet shop before with a unisaw, so I’‘ve experienced a more powerful saw. This saw is adequate for the things I do. I got a good rip blade and it doesn’t bog down at all with 4/4 stock. I have no issues with the saw and if your not going into full production mode you will enjoy the upgrade. It came prewired for 220v which I wanted but can be converted to 110v. I also have a shopfox bandsaw for two years and have had no issues with it. I’m happy with both saws.

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#7 posted 03-29-2016 03:03 AM

I noticed that shop fox just came out with a new hybrid model (w1837) it is a contractor looking style but has cabinet mounted trunnions with a 2hp motor wired for 120v. I will be checking this out at my local fox shop dealer.

-- Mike, Minnesota

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#8 posted 12-22-2016 02:23 PM

Little bit of a necro-post, but I dug up the manual for the W1824 and it appears it has table-mounted trunnions.

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#9 posted 01-22-2017 03:47 AM

Curious if anyone thinks the table mounted trunnions on the 1824 is a deal breaker when other hybrids in the same price range jet, Laguna, and even the cheaper contractor shop fox have cabinet mounted trunnions? I love the fence on the shop fox but don’t know how big of an issue the trunnions should be on a 1200 saw?

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#10 posted 01-22-2017 12:35 PM


Curious if anyone thinks the table mounted trunnions on the 1824 is a deal breaker when other hybrids in the same price range jet, Laguna, and even the cheaper contractor shop fox have cabinet mounted trunnions? I love the fence on the shop fox but don t know how big of an issue the trunnions should be on a 1200 saw?

- apehl

Cabinet mounted trunnions should be easier to align, but the table mounted trunnions should be a once and done ordeal if all goes well. If all else was equal, table mounted trunnions arent a necessarily a deal breaker IMO, but aren’t a feature I’d add in the plus column either.

With that said, these are all nice hybrids, but “all else” is rarely equal. The Fusion does have cabinet mounted trunnions, but also has a two-piece aluminum front rail. If I were saw shopping, that’s one of the features I’d be comparing that also doesn’t go in the plus column, and could prove to be a bigger drawback than table mounted trunnions in the long run. Neither of those features is necessarily a show stopper, but make for good tie breakers. The ProShop has nearly the same guts under the hood as the Fusion, has cabinet mounted trunnions, and a welded steel t-square fence. If 220v is available or could easily be available, the Grizzly G1023RL is a full step up in class in the same price range….3hp, industrial cabinet mounted trunnions (not the smaller center strut mounted ones), beefy underpinnings, more robust everything, more mass, and a stout commercial duty steel Biese clone fence.

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#11 posted 01-22-2017 02:34 PM

The G0123 has become a bridge to far for me personally now. With shipping and liftgate and electrical it’s $1500+ compared to the next step-down of the G0771z that’s still under $1k. Even compared to the Jet which can be found with frequent sales for <$1200 (granted with stamped wings) that still puts the G0123 at a 25% premium over the Jet.

Which isn’t to say or isn’t worth it, but I think that for many of us the $1k number is a magic number that the G0123 just gets too far away from, considering that many of us are also trying to buy other tools. For example, a G0771z and a dewalt planer, both of which I can start using today, or just the G0123 that I also have to involve an electrician in?

Speaking for myself, I’ve plus, plus, plusesd myself up so much in the past few months and still have no saw to the point that I’m waiting to see how my friend’s brand new Ridgid works out when he’s done setting it up and just starting there to at least have something in the shop that I can go pick up tomorrow.

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