More about Shop Fox W1820 3 HP 10-Inch Table Saw with Extension Table and Riving Knife

Shop Fox W1820 3 HP 10-Inch Table Saw with Extension Table and Riving Knife

Shop Fox W1820 3 HP 10-Inch Table Saw with Extension Table and Riving Knife
Every part of this saw says quality and performance. From the heavy cast iron trunnions, 3 HP Leeson motor and triple belt drive to the massive cast iron table and wings, this table saw is built to last a lifetime. You’ll also appreciate the camlock T-fence, riving knife, heavy cast handwheels, magnetic switch, T-slot miter gauge with fence extension and flip stop and 4-inch dust collection port. A true riving knife follows the up and down and tilt movement of the blade. Features an extra 50-inch rip capacity – more than enough to rip to the center of a standard sheet of plywood, long extension table with adjustable legs, square steel tubing frame and dimensionally stable top. A long extension table with adjustable legs provides extra support for your work piece (view larger). The W1820 has a quick-release blade guard with independently lifting sides (view larger). This saw comes equipped with a 10-inch carbide-tipped blade and a riving knife (view larger). Table Saw with Extension

  • Precision ground and polished cast iron table and wings and massive cast iron trunnions
  • Quick release riving knife, blade guard and splitter assembly
  • Wide span easy glide T-fence system with positive camlock and phenolic face and smooth gliding nylon runners
  • Adjustable T-slot miter gauge with anodized fence extension and flip stop
  • Magnetic switch with thermal overload protection

List Price: $ 1,952.00

Price: $ 1,996.00

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  1. Run "Run"
    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Overall Satisfied, February 24, 2012
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    Run “Run” (Newbury, MA) –

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    This review is from: Shop Fox W1820 3 HP 10-Inch Table Saw with Extension Table and Riving Knife (Tools & Home Improvement)
    This is a good saw. And was a great deal when it was on sale and with free shipping. At the current price I’d probably have looked at more expensive saws before buying, but there is a good chance I would have ended up buying this saw regardless. Needless to say, I bought this one and am satisfied with the purchase.

    I should note that this is a heavy saw and the delivery people (in both cases) were excellent. The first saw arrived damage, one side of the cabinet was dented in, crushed, and with no evidence on the packaging. Fortunately, the first drivers took the damaged saw back. I had a replacement in about three weeks. Unfortunately,in the mean time, I had to move my old saw back into the shop to finish a couple projects (I have a small woodworking business). The replacement saw arrived, and assembly was very easy, with two people it would have been a breeze, but with the use of clamps and couple boards to support the wings while attaching them, and a little haggling with the extension table, I had it together and adjusted in a few hours.

    The saw has plenty of power, no vibration, very stable. The fence is hefty and I do like working with it. I find the dust port works extremely well. I plan on using this as my main saw for years to come. I did try the included blade but it was nothing to brag about. In fact, it was inferior to the saws ability. I immediately replaced the blade with a forester and the team work extremely well. I wouldn’t go any other way. My only complaint is with the extension table, I’ve been struggling with a slight bow in the middle. I find this annoying when moving the fence to work with sheets goods. Still, despite this annoyance, I get accurate cuts. The saw table itself is excellent.

    Something to consider however, is that the saw is only 34″ tall. My last saw was 35″. I knew when I bought and had planned on making new in-feed and out-feed tables specifically for this saw, still, the inch difference does take some getting use to. I’ve already spent hours behind this saw and every once in awhile think of putting blocks under the saw, an inch is harder to get use to than I thought. Overall, I’m satisfied.

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  2. J. Smith
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Fine saw, Love it., January 13, 2012
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    J. Smith (Owensboro, Ky) –
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    Bought this saw to replace a hybrid. It shipped via freight truck to a local freight company where it was loaded up on my truck. I am lucky because I have a tractor w/ a front end loader that I used to unload this very heavy item. The saw was packed well except for the power plug which got sandwiched internally and the prongs were completely crushed. I replaced the plug myself. Assembly was not terribly hard considering the weight and with the help of my nine year old we managed to have it together in less than a day. The W1820 needed only minor alignments/ adjustment to set the fence and the miter slots were dead on parallel to the saw blade. The saw comes with an excellent miter gauge. Thanks Shop Fox for not going cheap on that accessory!
    I only have about 40 hours on the machine so far; but it has good power and candle handle anything I’m going to put through it. I had read reviews on other sites where users did not like the switch placement because they have accidentally hit it mid cut and turned the saw off. I admit that has happened to me, also; but I prefer the switch placement because I can quickly turn off the saw with just a nudge from my thigh in case something happens. The dust chute/connection sits about 2 inches from the bottom of the internal cabinet so expect a build-up of about 2″ of sawdust inside.
    The only real complaint I can offer on the machine is that the self adhesive measuring strip for the fence system is out of whack. While spot on at 6, 12, and 18 inches, it gradually adds error as one sets the fence beyond that. Eventually I end up with about 3/16″ of error at 48 inches.

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  3. Justin
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Saw!!, March 6, 2011
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    Justin

    I bought this saw because it was related to Grizzlys g0691, I was able to pick it up locally and saved a little money on the freight and liftgate service that Grizzly charges. There were no shipping charges for the Shop Fox, I did have to pay sales tax.
    Setup, I needed a second set of hands to help with the tables and rails; I also needed help getting the saw off of the pallets that it came on. The saw was bolted to a 3×3 pallet and sat on a 4×4 pallet and packed extremely well. The miter slots were dead on with the saw blade from get go, I also useds a wixey gauge on the blade, in 45 degree position the gauge read 44.9, one little squeeze of the handle and 45.0, I was shocked on that. Trust me I would be happy with 44 degrees knowing how my other saw worked! I really like the fence, it’s easy to adjust and took minimal time to get square to the blade, the miter gauge that’s included is much, much better than the Jet that I had and took a second of tweaking. The miter gauge even has a fence with a stop, I think it’s about a 12 in. fence, but I liked that part. It took me and a friend about 2 hours to get the saw put together and give or take a few, 30 mins. to get everything square and tweaked.
    I haven’t done much damage in the way of running a ton of lumber through, but the little I have has left great results! I ran some 8/4 maple with no issue, some oak, hickory etc, the saw had no problems at all. I did install the blade that came with the saw, I will be uninstalling that today and putting my Forrest back on. The handwheels are very nice, and the trunnion is massive!!, very smooth! This saw is fantastic.

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  4. Forbes Grishenkov

    It’s not very difficult to build wooden home furniture (for example table,
    workdesk, bird house, outdoor storage shed, cabinet, …) you want. All you
    need is a comprehensive plans that contains specific diagram & step-by-step
    guides.

  5. Nubster12

    Tiny but a great space. Looks like you have the space used up nicely.
    Especially since you’re transitioning towards hand tools. I’m new to
    woodworking and looking for small shop ideas and your video was helpful. I
    don’t even have a space yet but it’ll likely be close to the same room as
    yours. Thanks!

  6. Wood and Shop

    Very nice Jason!

  7. JapaneseLinkGarden

    You’re a crafty crafter Mr. Stamper. It’s looking good. I like your saying,
    ‘take the tools to the wood instead of the wood to the tools.’

  8. Jason Stamper

    My bench is roughly 3 ft x 5 1/2 ft. I built it years ago from timber frame
    scraps and off cuts, so I am sorry but I don’t have any plans. My
    recommendation is to make one no wider than 3 feet and anywhere from 6 to 8
    feet long if you have the space. I have been modifying this bench over the
    years as my work gravitates away from power tools. I actually lowered it to
    accommodate hand tool work. The cabinet is good, but does limit some work
    holding options. Good luck!

  9. deezynar

    That’s a great size for a hand tool shop. If you had a proper tool storage
    system, you’d never use your chest again. I know you won’t believe me when
    I say that good tool storage is a complete mystery to almost everyone. You
    can make some minor improvements to your chest tho. Stop bending over, put
    the chest on a rolling cart to raise it up off the floor. Put a pivoting
    rod on the saw till to hold it out away from the lid to make it easier to
    grab the saws. Your idea of a 2nd wall is good.

  10. bklynnewyork72

    i have a small shop also that i am fixing up and i like your workbench what
    size it it and also do you have the plans?

  11. Daniel Speck

    You have got to keep posting videos. Every woodworker should see them.

  12. Jason Stamper

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