Shop Fox - W1669 Radial Arm Drill Press
This benchtop drill press from Shop Fox features a pivoting head that can be extended for up to 34 in. of reach
The Shop Fox W1669 radial-arm drill press performed satisfactory in our shop tests, demonstrating good drilling power while plunging a 2-in. Forstner bit 3/4-in. deep into a maple board at a steady and relatively fast pace. It features five speeds with a range of 550 rpm to 3470 rpm, suitable for most drilling tasks, but we found it was cumbersom to change speeds by manually moving a belt from one set of pulleys to another. The tool drilled with 0.012 in. runout, fine for most drilling applications. It features a 9-3/4 in. dia. round table and a small base. Its unique radial-arm design allows the head to be rotated 90° in both directions and it’s head to be extended for up to a 34-in. reach.