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SHOP FOX W1670 review

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On August 20, 2015
Last modified:April 15, 2016


The famous line of power tools created by the company Woodstock International, Shop Fox is known for being a reliable brand with great warranties. Along with a noted history of superior customer service, Woodstock International utilizes the Shop Fox line to showcase their dependable and multi-use tools.

The SHOP FOX W1670 ½-Horsepower Floor Radial Drill Press

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Another in a long line of drill presses, the SHOP FOX Radial Drill Press markets itself as one of the most versatile drill presses that can be purchased. With tilt-able head and table, an incredible array of positions and drill types can be accomplished, effectively reducing time and additional machining parts in the process. It is the incredible versatility of the drill press that makes this Shop Fox drill press a popular buy.

When purchasing this Shop Fox drill press, you get the motor ½ HP 110V Floor Model, the base, and a chord. Set up requires a little bit of time in order to position and assemble correctly.

Features Of The SHOP FOX W1670

The SHOP FOX W1670 is best known for its angling and versatility. This includes a head tilt of 45 degrees left and 90 degrees right, 34” maximum swing, and 360% table swing. In addition, the table itself can tilt up to 90 degrees in either direction. Along with a ½ HP 110 volt motor, the W1670 Drill Press has five separate speeds, allowing for a greater degree of precision with your drilling. The speed ranges are 550, 880, 1,520, 2,490, and 3,470 RPM respectively.

Dimensions & Construction

The SHOP FOX W1670 Drill Press is made of precision ground cast iron, resulting in an overall weight of 157 pounds. With an overall height of 64 and a half inches for this model, you will be able to adjust to your hearts content. In addition, table size is 12 and a quarter inches in diameter. While bulky to set up, once in place this drill will provide an excellent surface for drilling. In addition, the silver and light grey coloring provides a professional look that emphasizes utility and functionality.

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Customer Reviews

DIY types and hobbyists both love this drill press for being simple, straightforward, and easy to use. In addition, it provides more then enough power for these uses, remaining accurate even after more then a year of use. Along with looking fantastic and solidly standing up to repeated use, individuals report setting it up to be a peace of cake.




The W1670 is fantastic with wood but a little questionable when it comes to metalworking. One of the biggest complaints involves the mobile mount, which some people having reported bending in the mount. While this does not affect the precision of the drill, it non-the-less is something to watch out for.

Where Does That Leave Us?

Woodstock International is about adding versatility and potential to their power tools. As a result, the W1670 ½-Horsepower Floor Radial Drill Press in their signature SHOP FOX line is no exception. With an incredible range of angles and speeds, people love the options and dependability of the product, along with its ease in setting up. At the same time, the bendable mobile mount worries some. Ultimately, at around $450 for this floor mounted drill press, you get much more quality for the cost if serious drill work and versatility are important to you.

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