Shop Fox Oscillating Floor Drill Press

Last updated: May 5, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 48 expert reviews, the Shop Fox Oscillating Floor Drill Press placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The ever popular W1667 and W1668 oscillating drill presses now have a big brother. Meet the W1848 floor model oscillating drill Press. Just like the Benchtop versions, this drill Press features our patented oscillating Spindle for efficient contour sanding. Convert from drilling operations to sanding operations in a matter of seconds with just a few tool-free steps.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Shop Fox W1848 can quickly and toollessly be converted to an oscillating spindle sander. This type of sanding leaves a smoother finish on your workpiece due to reduced heat buildup.
- Toolsy
The unit’s oscillating feature, on the other hand, allows sanding operation and turns the W1848 into a real multi-tool. It can be easily converted into a sander and then used for contour sanding.
It comes with a great 3/4-horsepower motor, which provides enough power to make most projects easy.
The Shop Fox W1848 has a 3/4 HP motor just like JET’s drill, it’s built to do contour sanding as well. That’s because it’s an oscillating drill press with a special spindle that converts to a sander in a matter of minutes.
The motor on this drill press is a ¾ HP model. With this motor, you can select from 12 different speeds, which makes this a versatile and easy to use the press
It comes with an oscillating spindle that moves repeatedly from angle to angle. Thus, it can be used for both drilling and sanding jobs.
There are 12 different options available to us for selection in the above-given speed range.

What reviewers didn't like

No laser alignment system.
- Toolsy
This floor drill press has no laser alignment system, which is not a big issue, although we would have certainly liked to see it included. It’s something that provides additional accuracy and can be found on much cheaper models than W1848.
Unfortunately, there are often shipping problems with this tool, which leads to broken parts and is a pain to deal with.
On the downside, we feel the belts/speed settings could be easier to deal with and could cause some issues for beginners.
Lightweight – not as stable as a heavier model
You must setup a Drill Press properly else this machine makes a terrible noise while operating
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