|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
|Price:||$418.80 & FREE Shipping|
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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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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
This is a great drill press! It is heavy and accurate. It is obviously well made and has very little runout. It was easy to set up. Be aware, this is a BIG drill press! It might as well be a floor model it's so big. Also, I've already used the sanding option and it worked perfect. One less tool I need to buy. I ended up making a tool stand because this press is too big to sit on a regular sized table. Now that they have changed the packaging to reduce damage, I fully recommend this drill press. You won't be disappointed!
The outside box was in bad shape when delivered. The corners were all crushed or torn. But the inside box was intact and, though some parts had shifted around, there was no damage. The styrofoam packing is pretty lightweight and probably not sufficient for stuff as heavy as this, but somehow all was unscathed. As mentioned before, the finish details (especially the paint job) could be better. The table and base are flat and nicely ground, and the table was set perfectly perpendicular to the chuck right out of the box.
The unit runs smoothly and it is pretty quiet compared to my old drill press. Runout seems minimal. I didn't measure it, but I drilled several holes with an 8" long 1/2 inch bit, and the holes were round. The oscillating function is awesome and runs smoothly. I anticipate using it a lot.
I shopped for a long time for a drill press, and even though some of the reviews on this unit were scary, I decided to take a chance due to the features I was looking for and the price. I am really happy with my choice. I think it is a very good value and I expect to use this tool for many years.
Anyways, I decided to go ahead and assemble the press and did so with only one part posing a small challenge. When I purchased the drill press I knew that this was not top of the line. Therefore, I did not set my expectations very high. The quality became evident when I attached the dust port to the table. This thing fit together like OJ's hand and that leather glove during his murder trial. It must have been engineered by a seven year old. After playing with it for a few minutes I finally managed to get it to line up half way decent, however, it has a sharp corner on it that I know will eventually get me. The rest of the assembly was no problem. I made sure to follow the instructions and cleaned the chuck and taper with mineral spirits before assembling those two parts together. There where some left over parts but they appear to be duplicates. I wish they would have duplicated my chuck key. Once assembled it is a hefty little machine. It powered on but has a little grinding noise to it. The oscillation seemed to work as said in the description. So now I just hope nothing falls apart.
A couple of things, so far that I see needs improvement:
- The pulley cover is flimsy and does not open/close smoothly.
- There is a grinding noise when you start up the press.
- The dust port assembly is junk
- I didn't get a chuck key
I haven't had any time yet to really test out the press other than turning it on. I have called customer service at Woodstock International to advise about the shortage of the chuck key and was told by the person whom I spoke to that a technician would have to call me back. I am still waiting for that call. I will post again later to update you on the press and more on how I feel about it.