|Item Weight||122.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||23 x 14 x 38 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||W1668|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Special Features||Dust port size: 2-1/4", 12 Speeds: 250-3,050 RPM, Table: Round 12-3/8" dia., Table swing: 360 degrees, Table tilt: 45 degrees left & right|
Shop Fox W1668 ¾-HP 13-Inch Bench-Top Drill Press/Spindle Sander
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- Motor: 3/4 HP, 110-Volt, 1,725 RPM, Spindle Speeds 250-3050 RPM
- Drill chuck: 5/8-Inch
- Spindle travel: 3-1/4-Inch
- Swing: 13-1/4-Inch
- Includes a 3-piece spindle sander drum kit with a mandrel and 80 grit sanding paper to fit the 1-Inch, 1-1/2-Inch and 2-Inch drums.
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Includes Sanding Drum Kit
Built to Last
The Shop Fox W1668 Drill Press 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 ensure safe and reliable operation.
- 2-Year Warranty.
Shop Fox W1668 3/4 HP Bench-Top Oscillating Drill Press
Just like it's little brother, this 12-speed drill press doubles as an oscillating sander that can be used for efficient contour sanding. With more speeds, more power and more capacity this machine becomes an effective tool for heavier use. The table has a clearance hole for use while sanding. This clever design incorporates a dust collection port so your sanding jobs are less messy. With a 3/4-inch drilling capacity in steel you'll be able to tackle most any drilling job as well.
- Approx. shipping weight: 130 pounds.
Tilting Table for Versatility of Applications
The W1668 offers the ability to tilt the table 90-degrees to both the left and right. You can adjust the table height and tilt to accommodate for workpiece height or achieve special drilling or sanding angles. You can also move the table out of the way and use the drill press base as a table for drilling or sanding.
- Motor: 3/4 HP, 110V, 1,725 RPM.
- Overall height: 38-inches.
- Spindle travel: 3-1/4-inch.
- Swing: 13-1/4-inches.
- Drill chuck: 5/8-inch.
- Dust port size: 2-1/4-inch.
- Max. table tilt (left/right): 90-degrees.
Oscillating Feature for Sanding Operation
One of the great features of the Model W1668 13-1/4-inch Oscillating Drill Press is its sanding capability. The drill press can be converted from drilling operations to sanding operations in a matter of seconds with just a few tool-free steps. Oscillation reduces heat build up and leaves a smooth finish when sanding.
Compact Bench-top Design
This drill press is designed for bench top use freeing valuable floor space.
This drill press includes a 3-piece spindle sander drum kit with a mandrel and 80 grit sanding paper to fit the 1-inch, 1-1/2-inch and 2-inch drums.
- 12 Speeds: 250-3,050 RPM.
- Table: Round 12-3/8-inch diameter.
- Table swing: 360-degrees.
- 2-inch table dust port.
- Includes sanding drums.
- Oscillating Spindle.
Shop Fox bench top drill press and spindle sander
Top customer reviews
Shipped no problem. The box was banged up but there was thick Styrofoam all the way around it. I agree the instructions were terrible. Most of the images were wrong or so washed out I couldn't tell what they were showing. More than half the steps were already done for me at the factory so I guess that is a plus? You definitely need two people for at least mounting the motor on top of the shaft. The holes on the base that the shaft screws into were not threaded very well on my unit. I actually broke a bolt off trying to tighten it down the last little bit. I won't be taking it off the base so it doesn't matter but still.
Drills accurately enough for anything I would want to do. The people that complain about it are probably not using a center bit or using low quality twist bits. In the future I might replace the chuck. Not necessary right now however.
My biggest gripe is the table. I feel like I have to use an unnecessary amount of force to tighten it down and raising and lowering it is clunky. I'm worried I might eventually break the knobs. I have not tried the tilt feature yet because I'm afraid I couldn't get it back to 0°. The table is actually why I didn't give this 5 stars.
I have used the oscillating sander and its awesome. Way better than I expected. I assumed it was just some half-arse feature tacked on but was really surprised. Worked great and they give you all the drums you need to get started.
Changing the belt speed is easy. Once you figure out which belts you need to move where they slip on easily if you loosen the spring pushing the motor back. I set it to 2000 RPM and probably wont be moving it from that much.
I'll update if I encounter any issues or change my mind.
-Built very Robust
-Parts fit together well, no real need to loose fit everything together.
-Contols are easy to use
-Very strong motor
-Very flat milled table, no ridges
-Instructions are a bit vague; If you are not mechanically inclined or have bever assembled a drill press before you might have a tough time with it. Parts in bags are not labled and there is no inventory list to make sure everything is there.
-The column that holds the table in place and supports the drill press itself is painted. The paint comes off when you move your work table around. Why not just leave it bare metal on the inside.
-It would be nice to have a approved list of oils and greases for the drill press. I had to call the manufacturer for this. Again if you have never used one you might not know to do that.
Great product just little things that stuck out to me that might turn off someone who does not want to fuss with trying to put it together.
Pros: Price, good power, solid feel, oscillating feature is really useful.
Cons: Runnout is pretty bad on mine, at least .030" at the end of a drill bit. I'm not sure if it's the chuck or the press itself but this was really frustrating to discover after all the work of getting it setup and is why i took a star off.
The oscillating sander attachements come with washer inserts for the table but they don't fit the inserts at all, I have to leathe turn the ID on all of them around 0.100" larger.
The fit and finish leave a little to be desired but i have to say it's quiet, powerful and precise. I like the 0 on the indicators really is 0. I can trust the scales for pitch and depth. I've had it for around a year with no complaints. I mostly use it for plate steel but i have drilled harder materials as well. I've yet to use the sanding features but it's nice to know they're there. My Dad has the same unit and is the reason i purchased mine. He mostly works with wood and is very satisfied. He build i nice retractable work bench for his garage and it works perfectly. He has used the sanding feature and said it's very nice to have as an option.
Great Tool Shop Fox.