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Shop Fox Benchtop Mortiser W1671

Woodstock International - Shop Fox Benchtop Mortiser W1671

The Shop Fox has an outstanding lever arm, a microadjustable fence, and the greatest plunge depth of those tested.

$320 (As of 6/4/2014)

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Editor's Review: Tool Test: Benchtop Mortisers

by Roland Johnson

review date: August 1, 2005

From FWW #241 (July/August 2014):

Street price: $320
Motor: 3/4 hp
Hold-down: Good
Clamping: None
Fence: Fair
Table: Very good
Depth stop: Good
Comments: Includes three chisels (1/2 in., 5/8 in., 3/4 in.)

Read  "Tool Test: Benchtop Mortisers," (FWW #241)

  

From FWW #178 (July/August 2005):
 
Properly set up and operated, a mortising machine cuts straight, square-sided mortises in relatively short order. The author had eight benchtop models shipped to his shop for a close examination. The Shop Fox has an outstanding lever arm: Its length makes it possible to cut with less effort, and the arm is especially easy to adjust. This model has a microadjustable fence and the greatest plunge depth of those tested. It's also capable of cutting long or wide workpieces.

Read "Benchtop Mortisers," (FWW #178)

 

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Editor Test Results:

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Woodstock International
Manufacturer's Web Site www.woodstockint.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-840-8420
Cutting Capacity Can cut long or wide workpieces
Table Travel N/A
Vertical Spindle Travel 9 in.
Table Size 16 in. x 6 in.
Amps 8 amps
Volts N/A
Speed 3,450 rpm

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