Top 10 Best Shop Fox Sanders

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These Are Some Of The Highest Rated Shop Fox Sanders Available Today
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2. Shop Fox W1676 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (35 Points)
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Maybe this is normal for all machines, but it is a PITA. One interesting observation is the disc spins clockwise. Also the belt can be adjusted to hang off on both sides. I did not read any review that I disagreed with. Belts are easy to come by, plenty of power.

The Shop Fox W1831 was definitely our number one Shop Fox Sanders. That being said, there were a range of other very premium quality Shop Fox Sanders we wanted to showcase here that just barely fell short.

The next in our tool break down is manufactured by Shop Fox known to be a very trusted tool manufacturer. Shop Fox's Disc & Belt Sanders are among their leading tools. I was ready to have a go at the model W1676 and I was not disappointed!

The Shop Fox W1676 Disc & Belt Sander, at $730.00 is an especially great Sander for the money. If you uncertain about our number one pick, I'd check out the Shop Fox W1676 next. It's a premium quality tool at a good price.

Full Shop Fox W1676 Review

Shop Fox W1676 Features

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Motor size: 1 HP, 110/220V (prewired to 110V), Single-phase, 3,450 RPM

Belt size: 6-Inch by 48-Inch, Belt speed: 1,900 FPM

Computer-balanced 10-Inch cast-iron disc, Disc speed: 2,420 FPM

Stand: Cabinet style, powder coated paint

Dust ports: 2-1/2-Inch for disc and 2-Inch for belt

Besides the tools we reviewed already, I would check out the Shop Fox W1828 and the W1717 by Shop Fox. Both tool brands are known for their premium Sanders. Both of these two options are highly rated also. The W1828 advertises a user rating of 3.7/5 when compared to 3.0/5 star rating received by the Shop Fox W1717.

The W1828 by Shop Fox gives a few very choice features like Motor is 1HP, 110V, single-phase, 10A, 1725 RPM. The W1717 by Shop Fox however, is very competitive with Motor size: 1/3 HP, 110V plus Motor speed: 3,450 RPM.

Each of these two tools make a fantastic choice if you're shopping for Shop Fox Sanders
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3. Shop Fox W1828 Disc Sander

  • (13 Points)

I would not hesitate to recommend this sander. I bought this to take to work as the one there is available to any. This tool is quiet, and devoured every thing I threw at it. Great tool for the workshop This has been an excellent machine. This is my first Shop Fox product and for sure I'll be buying more.

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4. Shop Fox W1717 Edge Sander

  • (13 Points)

The first one was damaged in a very similar manner. I generate a great deal of dust with this item. I was surprised it held up as long as it did for the price. It seems like an excellent little sander for what it does. I use it for all sorts of edge sanding needs.

Honorable Mentions

If you are thinking that the Shop Fox Sanders mentioned above don't cut it, we rated a variety of additional choices that might better match your needs. It's a fact that there are a plenty of great choices on the market to choose. The Sanders we ranked above are our favorites. That being said, these Sanders shown below offer a number of unique features on top of the fact that they are all top ranked Shop Fox Sanders.

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5. Shop Fox W1845 Edge Sander

  • (10 Points)

It was a real pleasure having this beast for contouring and sanding. No, I don't use this daily or for commercial/industrial applications. I converted it to 220V operation and it works fine. It seems like an excellent little sander for what it does. The body of this is plastic, for the most part.

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6. Shop Fox W1855 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (7 Points)

This flimsy locking mechanism should be improved. The rotating plate is basically useless to me. And have removed the unnecessary right side belt guard. I'm very satisfied with the way this Shop Fox sander runs. Very little vibration and it's not really loud.

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7. Shop Fox W1678 Drum Sander

  • (7 Points)

A couple issues that I have ran into so far. Keep the back table a bit low to prevent binding. I swapped out the sandpaper without the tool. The paper is difficult to change. Some guys say they line up just fine, mine didn't.

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8. Shop Fox W1712 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (6 Points)

Maybe this is normal for all machines, but it is a PITA. It fits perfect since the machines are identical. Everything I hated was now different and excellent. I liked the price and sturdiness of this product. This table too has no positive stops for 90 degree adjustment.

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9. Shop Fox W1850 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (6 Points)

Had bought a Shop Fox belt sander a couple years ago. 20 minutes to clean the packing grease off the tables. I didn't time how long, but the heat might be an issue. First I think the factory provision for dust collection is poor. It has given me solid performance, and I am glad I bought it.

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10. Shop Fox W1740 Drum Sander

  • (6 Points)

Could be the feed belt just needed to loosen up some. The motor adjusts from 0 to 10 fpm. If you want casters, use the Woodcraft red 2. I tried to be to precise and it cost me a new belt. My lower frame came slightly dented.