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SHOP FOX W1730 Oscillating Edge Sander


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  • Quick release belt tension lever
  • Graphite coated platen
  • Oscillating sanding belt
  • Sanding belt size: 6-Inch by 89-Inch
  • Drive drum Diameter: 7-Inch
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Technical Details
Part Number W1730
Item Weight496 pounds
Product Dimensions47.2 x 43.3 x 29.8 inches
Item model numberW1730
Horsepower2
Item Package Quantity1
Special FeaturesPrecision ground cast iron tables, Sanding belt speed: 3,150 FPM, Sanding belt oscillation stroke: 3/4", Drive drum diameter: 7", Idler roller diameter: 3-7/8", Platen with graphite pad: 6-3/4" x 30-1/4", Platen tilt: 0 degrees - 90 degrees (5 degree scale), 3 spindle drums: 1-1/2", 2", 3" x 4-1/2" high
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Additional Information
ASINB001R23T62
Best Sellers Rank #684,636 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight496 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 28, 2006
  
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Technical Details

  • Precision ground cast iron tables
  • Sanding belt speed: 3,150 FPM
  • Sanding belt oscillation stroke: 3/4"
  • Drive drum diameter: 7"
  • Idler roller diameter: 3-7/8"
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Product Description

Shop Fox Oscillating Edge Sander
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Vertical and Horizontal Sanding Operation
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Contour Sanding
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Shop Fox W1730 Oscillating Edge Sander

This sander features a 6-inch x 89-inch belt that oscillates 3/4-inch vertically at 52 times per minute! It also has a quick release belt tension lever, a 0 to 90 degree tilting graphite-coated platen, and a 2 HP 240V motor. The W1730 has a 26-7/8-inch x 12-inch cast iron main table for edge sanding and a 10-inch x 11-1/2-inch cast iron auxiliary table for spindle sanding. Other features include a 180 degree adjustable miter gauge, two 4-inch dust ports, a powder-coated finish, and a removable fence.

Vertical or Horizontal Sanding

The sanding angle of the oscillating edge sander can be adjusted between 0 and 90-degrees to provide horizontal, vertical or variable angle sanding. Additionally, the table moves both vertically and horizontally to accommodate various workpieces shapes and thicknesses and to allow appropriate alignment with the sanding surface.

Spindle Sanding Attachment for Contour Sanding

The W1730 comes with a spindle sanding attachment for sanding curved surfaces. The included sanding drums measure 1-1/2, 2, and 3-inches in diameter and are matched with three table inserts for tight clearance between the table and drum. The spindle table provides workpiece support for drum sanding operations. Although the sanding drum does not oscillate along with the belt, the vertically adjustable table accommodates various sanding operations and allows for movement to reduce spot wear on sanding sleeves and drums. The optional Shop Fox D3741 Auxiliary Downdraft Table improves dust collection when workpieces are sanded on the spindle drum or end of the sanding belt.

Built to Last

The Shop Fox W1730 Oscillating Edge Sander is a true heavyweight in its class and has been specially designed to provide many years of trouble-free service with regular maintenance. Close attention to detail, ruggedly built parts, and a discerning quality control program assure safe and reliable operation.

Specifications and Features
  • Motor: 2 HP, 220V, single-phase, TEFC
  • Two 4-inch dust ports
  • Table size: 26-7/8-by-12-inch
  • Table travel: 3-3/4-inch Vertical, 5-inch Horizontal
  • Aux. table size: 10-by-11-1/2-inches
  • Aux. table travel: 10-inch
  • Sanding belt size: 6-by-89-inch
  • Sanding belt speed: 3150 FPM
  • Sanding belt oscillation stroke: 3/4-inch
  • Drive drum diameter: 7-inch
  • Idler roller diameter: 3-7/8-inch
  • Platen with graphite pad: 6-3/4-by-30-1/4-inch
  • Platen tilt: 0-degree through 90-degree (5-degree scale)
  • 3 spindle drums: 1-1/2, 2, 3-by-4-1/2-inch high
  • T-Slot table & miter gauge
  • Precision ground cast iron tables
  • Quick release belt tension lever
  • Graphite coated platen
  • Oscillating sanding belt
  • Shielded & permanently lubricated ball bearings
  • Approx. shipping weight: 462 lbs.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lincob on February 25, 2012
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My Powermatic spindle sander quit oscillating and I ordered the W1730 and the Jet JOVS-10 with the idea that I would keep the machine that would give me the most utility. The Jet arrived first and I had to send it back because it was damaged. The Fox arrived in great shape. This was my first Fox tool and I was apprehensive. I was very pleasantly suprised when I uncrated the machine. One small nick on the motor cover was the only damage I saw and was not large enough to worry about. The finish is very good and appears to be on par with Jet, Delta, and Powermatic. Everything works as it should, the tension mechanism, the stock table, the platen, the adjustable spindle sander table, the motor, and switch. This is a very nice machine and after only two weeks I can tell that it will be used as much as the jointer. Smooth running with excellent results at a reasonable price. The fit, finish, and operation will not disappoint and if you have never used an edge sander you will be suprised at what a nice addition to a shop it is.

A few things would be nice on this machine. If the platen had stops and 45 and 90 degrees that would be a plus. Not a deal breaker because most work is 90 degrees. It would also be nice if the machine was a little longer but then price would increase.

This machine will not replace a good spindle sander because the spindle does not oscillate. The stock table must be moved up and down. It is ok for small items but I can see where a large project requiring the spidle attachment could destroy the sanding belt. The question I have now is do I re-order the JOVS-10 or do I purchase the Shop Fox which is $200 less? Even though I started this with the idea of getting more utility for my money, I am very happy on how it turned out.
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