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Shop Fox W1831 1/2 HP Single Phase Oscillating Spindle Sander

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  • 1/2 Horsepower Permanent Magnet Motor, 120-Volt, Single Phase, CSA Certified
  • Table Size: 11-1/2-Inch W x 15-Inch L x 1-5/16 H
  • Sanding Drum Diameter: 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/2, 2 and 3-Inch; Sanding Drum Length 4-1/2-Inch
  • 15-9/6-Inch W x 14-1/8-Inch D x 17-Inch H
  • Weighs 30-Pound
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Shop Fox W1831 Spindle Sander

This benchtop Oscillating Sander is ideal for smoothing edges after cutting with a bandsaw or scroll saw. Fifty eight oscillations per minute ensures even sanding and six sanding sleeve diameters let you sand a full range of inside curves down to 1/2-inch diameter.

Six Spindle Sizes

With six sanding sleeve diameters, this compact sander will handle just about any sanding task you throw at it. The on-board storage keeps sanding spindles, sleeves, table inserts and spindle washers organized and easily accessible. The various inserts included with the W1831 are used to close the gap between the table insert and drum which reduces the risk of pinching and offers more work support for your sanding jobs.

Built-In Dust Port

The built in 1-1/2-inch dust port ensures a cleaner shop and less airborne dust particles when connected to a dust collector. The locking power switch with removable key helps protect against unauthorized use and heavy duty cast iron table offer plenty of work support; all which make this a great bench top machine.

Built to Last

The W1831 Shop Fox Oscillating Spindle Sander has been specially designed to provide many years of trouble-free service. Close attention to detail, ruggedly built parts and a rigid quality control program assure safe and reliable operation.

Specifications and Features
  • Motor: 1/2 HP, 120V, 3.5A
  • 58 oscillations per minute
  • Stroke length: 5/8-inch
  • Sanding drum length: 4-1/2-inch
  • 2000 RPM (1/2-inch spindle)
  • Table size: 15 L x 11-1/2-inch W
  • Dust port size: 1-1/2-inch
  • Switch: Paddle ON/OFF with disabling key
  • Approximate shipping weight: 33 lbs.


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Technical Details
Part Number W1831
Item Weight33.2 pounds
Product Dimensions14 x 15 x 17 inches
Item model numberW1831
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentsbare-tool
Batteries Required?No
  
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Best Sellers Rank #79,305 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight33.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJune 22, 2012
  
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By mack on October 7, 2013
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This particular model is sold by many companies under many names. I have tried other sanders and find this one to be the best in the price range. A professional carpenter would probably want a bigger/better model, but this one works fine for us garage carpenters who like to putter around. I have a black belt in puttering and this machine does the trick for me. Other models in the same price range have smaller motors, don' oscillate very far and are poorly engineered. I owned two others in the same price range. This one is the best. The nut on top of the spindle lets you tighten the rubber backing under the sandpaper, so that it doesn't spin and lose traction. The others have very hard rubber backings that you cannot tighten and expand, which allows the sandpaper tube to ride up and off the spindle.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Dave on September 17, 2012
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I needed a spindle sander for my knife making hobby. I like the cast iron table and the fact that it comes with all the sanding drums. The motor is very smooth and quiet. I have a very small work area, so I have to lift the various power tools I use up to my bench as I perform the different operations required to produce a knife (drill press, 4" belt sander, band saw, bench grinder, etc.). This spindle sander is lightweight, yet very stable in use. This unit does the job for me. Highly recommended!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 10, 2013
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I've had this for a week or so and used it on a couple of projects. So far it has worked well and has had no issues. The plates and drums are easy to swap in and out. The duct collection works well hooked up to a shop vac.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Brian001 on November 8, 2013
This is a same cloned Chinese spindle sander sold by Triton/Shopfox/Ryobi/Rigid/Central Machinery/Harbor freight and others. It's the same unit in different colors ranging in price from $99 to $179.

I've used the unit for over a year and the lower timing belt failed (it was worn out and slipping) but was easily replaced and is back to work. It has probably well over a hundred hours of use and has never given me a problem until the belt failed. The accessories cover everything you need to use the sander and are of good quality. The wrench is pretty cheap but still works fine. Got mine for $89 on sale and is one of the best buys I've ever made considering the source of the unit.

It comes with pretty course sanding spindles but buy a set of 150 grit spindles and it will give you the best of course & fine work.

The dust collection works well and the motor has adequate power to get the job done without bogging down. Repairs are simple and the belts and motor brushes are easy to access and replace.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sal Fanale on August 21, 2014
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I love this thing! I had a Rigid EB4424 oscillating belt/spindle sander (the one sold at HD for ~$200) and this is so much better as an oscillating spindle sander. That should go without saying thought since any tool tailored to only one specific task should perform better than a tool made to do many. Regardless this is a nice little machine.

Pros:
~ basically NO SETUP. Unpack it, attach a spindle with a sanding sleeve, plug it in, and start sanding.
~ runs nice and smooth. It spins quite a bit faster than the Rigid which adds to its utility over the Rigid one.
~ very well balanced. I don't know if you can adjust the spindle for balance because mine was nearly perfect out of the box so I didn't bother trying.
~ I love that it comes with a 3" spindle over the 2" of the Rigid. You might not expect it, but that extra inch makes all the difference... ("That's what she said!" Anyone? Huh? Huh?)
~ It is surprisingly light. I would normally say that is a con because it speaks to the small size of the motor, but I don't think a bench top unit like this NEEDS a huge 1hp motor. If you are bogging this spindle sander down, you are either applying too much pressure (trying to remove too much material too quickly) or you should buy a larger free standing unit. The light weight means it will be easy for me to tuck this into a cabinet and keep it out of the way until I really need it for the occasional project.
~ The dust collection works surprisingly well in my test even with a tiny little shop vac. I did however find that the port did not fit my small shop vac hose because it is a 1-1/2" port. I used this small Stanley unit:

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By randy on May 12, 2013
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This thing works great. just what I was looking for and at a good price. get some finer sanding grits. nice a solid and doesnt bounce around on my very unstable table.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Todd Thompson on September 14, 2014
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I had this unit sitting in my Wish List for a year before finally being able to save enough money to purchase it. When the unit arrived, I set it up and turned it on. There was a load "thunk" and the spindle would only spin with no oscillation. Called Shop Fox tech support and they said that the oscillating mechanism must have been damaged in shipment and that I needed to contact Amazon Customer Support to get the unit replaced. I did exactly that and once again, Amazon was fantastic setting up a return and sending me out another unit,

When the second unit arrived, I took it out of the box, plugged it in and turned it on......NOTHING. I checked my extension cord to make sure it was working correctly, and it was....plugged in a fan, turned on, fan blade spun, all was good. Plugged in the Shop Fox again and turned on.......NOTHING!!! Fed up with this nonsense, I contacted Amazon again where they setup a paid return and sent me the other Spindle Sander that I had been looking at when deciding on a unit.

Once again....Amazon Customer Service is EXCELLENT!!
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