Shop Fox W1758 Wood Lathe 16" X 43"

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by woodb1 posted 07-13-2009 12:40 AM 7772 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View woodb1's profile


60 posts in 3290 days

07-13-2009 12:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe

I was looking at the shop fox W1758 wood lathe. And I don’t know much about what is good and what is bad. any one owne one and are you happy with its proformance?
Thanks so much.

3 replies so far

View patron's profile


13600 posts in 3310 days

#1 posted 07-13-2009 02:03 AM

i don’t know much about lathes ,
but there is a topic right now from webb ,
he said he had this one and and liked this new one better .
look up his blog .
good luck !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View USCJeff's profile


1063 posts in 4037 days

#2 posted 07-20-2009 04:07 AM

Can’t speak for that model, I have a the smaller benchtop with the extension bed. As they are produced in the same place, I can give you a general feel for it. Overall, I’m satisfied with it. The belt threading tore within 2 hours of use and wouldn’t stay in place afterwards. New belt has had no issues in two months of use. The finish was a little sloppy, but mechanically it does the job. Mine is underpowered for heavy-duty turning I’ve learned, but I like it for the purposes I got it.

FYI: There is a store called WoodZone in Columbia that carries ShopFox machines. Karl and Colleen (Lumberlady is her LJ name) own it. They discounted a sharpening system when I bought the Lathe. I give serious consideration in calling them as they are very straightforward about the products. I never touched a lathe until a few months ago and they walked me through what I needed. They actually set me up with some less expensive turning tools than the ones I was asking about citing that I wouldn’t know the difference with the WorkSharp system I bought. That speaks volumes.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

View woodb1's profile


60 posts in 3290 days

#3 posted 07-20-2009 05:58 PM

Thanks Jeff that’s good to know. I may have to make a trip up to columbia. It’s only about 1 1/2 hours from charleston. I really enjoy turning ,but I have a little habor freight lathe. It’s ok for little things. But I would like to graduate to a real lathe. Thanks again for all you help. David

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics