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What Real People Are Saying About The Shop Fox W1740

Happy Sander

Upon arrival had a problem with ON/OFF switch, called customer service and they lead me through several tests and replaced the switch no charge. Worked great sanding solid wood cabinet doors. Very happy with this sander.

Great tool

Great machine but the motor pully keeps coming loose

Does it's intended job

A solid, hefty machine that does what it's supposed to do. I needed assistance getting it out of the truck and into place in my workshop, but all that weight helps the sander do its job. Takes 16 amps; I don't try to remove a lot of wood in a single pass. Changing the sandpaper strips is easy. Dust collection is no better or worse than any similar dust-maker, which is why I keep abrasive machines in a room separate from my workshop. My only real complaint is the the gears which run the crank that elevates and lowers the conveyor belt slipped out of contact with each other the first day. The fix for that is a little convoluted (there's a brief paragraph about it in the manual), but it works. The manual is thorough, particularly about maintenance and replacing worn out parts. Glad I bought this machine.

Great addition to wood shop.

Was damaged in shipping but company was quick to respond. Works great for the wood working I do and I am happy to have it in my wood shop. I could not be more pleased with it.