Shop Fox Scroll Saw Review & Ratings 2017
The Shop Fox W1713 is an electric scroll saw that has an inbuilt 60Hz motor and a voltage power of 110 volts. The features that make this saw stand out are variable speed control, additional cutting potential, and a cast iron body. The saw comes with a dust blower and port, gooseneck work light, along with a big 45-degree tilt table and easily swappable blades. In this Shop Fox scroll saw review, we’ll look at some of the positives and negatives of this scroll saw and find out what makes it one of the most popular scroll saws in its category.
Top Shop Fox Scroll Saw Questions & Answers
• Can this machine use twist or round blades?
Yes, and if you’re not sure, you may confirm this with the Shop Fox technical support team.
• What thickness can this saw cut at most?
This actually depends on the wood type, feed speed, and blade. With certain wood types, even a 1 inch cut would be a tough proposition. Softer woods can be easily cut up to 1 ½ inches. It’s therefore safe to say the maximum thickness that can be cut is 2 inches.
• Are blades part of the package?
Yes, they are. In fact, you get two blades with the item package. There are also adapters to embrace plain end blades, in case you opt to buy the blades yourself.
• Does the saw come with a stand?
No, there’s no stand in the package. You’ll have to buy it separately.
• Is the saw quiet when at work?
Active saws are seldom quiet. However, when compared to most power saws, this saw is noticeably quieter. The actual noise made by the saw varies with the speed at which it’s working.
My Final Thoughts:
This Shop Fox scroll saw is targeted at entry-level and mid-range users. It, therefore, packs in all the power, features, and flexibility a casual saw user would need. And for the price, it certainly does offer a lot more than expected. Professional woodworkers may use this device to supplement their more powerful scroll saws.