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.
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.
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.
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.