June 7, 2020

Shop Fox W1825 19″ Heavy-Duty Bandsaw Review

Are you looking for a heavy-duty band saw? The Shop Fox W1825 is worth looking at. You need to get the right saw that can pack just the right punch and possibly more. With the price that these types of saws fetch, it is ever so important that you get something you are happy with and use on more than one project. 

ShopFox W1825

The Shop Fox w1825 19inch heavy-duty saw has several features that make it a great buy. If you are a serious woodworker, this saw will do you a whole lot of good. It has a powerful motor as well as capacity. It has an extensive table which gives you ample space when you are working. It has a 6 inch resaw fence that converts to a very low profile fence. 

It also has a rack and pinion tilt mechanism. You can find another feature on this table: the cast-iron trunnions, the cast iron wheels, and a foot brake for safety reasons. The motor is a 3 horsepower, 220 volts single phase. This saw has all the features that you need in a heavy-duty band saw. Let’s take a look at what else it offers you.


Shop fox w1825 has parts that are made of cast iron. It is mostly white and has the iconic shop fox logo on its side. The name of the bandsaw is also clearly marked at the side of the saw. The overall size is 36 W x 76 H x 32-inch D. It has a three-quarter inch hook style blade, and the approximate shipping weight is about 480 pounds.

Performance Review

This is one of the more powerful bandsaws on the market. It has a TEFC capacitor start induction, 60 Hz. The resaw fence is on the w1825 is removable and is a bi-positional extruded resaw fence. It allows the operator to lower the blade guides and get them as close to what you are working on as possible. 

This is especially handy when you are cutting smaller pieces of material. It is an efficient saw with sharp blades. You can always switch it to the vertical position, which will allow you to work on longer pieces of material.

This saw has an extra-wide 26-3/4-by-19-inch precision ground cast iron table. It also has a key lockout safety switch and a 6-inch deluxe resaw fence. The saw also comes with a miter gauge, two 4-inch dust ports, cast iron trunnion, rack-and-pinion table tilt mechanism, and a foot brake.

You get smooth cuts thanks to the cast iron wheels. The foot brake has a dual purpose, of safety and also speeding up production. You can cut the power to the motor by stepping on the footbrake and still keep your eyes on the work at hand.


The shop fox w1825 19-inch heavy-duty saw has a couple of safety precautions you need to take heed of. You will find these in the manual, and it is prudent for you to make sure that you read it and not just gloss over the manual. You can save yourself a whole lot. It would be best if you were well trained before you use the saw. 

Also, make sure that you disconnect the saw from the power source whenever it is not used. Also, remove any keys so that you avoid children and anyone unauthorized to use it. Better yet, lock the workshop when you are done so that there is no danger of someone wandering in to use it. 

Also, make sure that you place the saw in a space that is safe and dry, and spacious. You want to be able to work without any disturbance or hindrance. Using the saw in a cluttered, wet room can increase the risk of being an electrical surge. You must always be alert and sober when you operate the saw. 

 Remember that this is electrical equipment, and it is important to take all the necessary precautions to avoid being shocked or burned. If you think the saw has an electrical fault, don’t try to fix it yourself unless you are a qualified electrician.

If you want to make any adjustments to the blade or any part of the saw, make sure to switch it off at the source first. You want to make sure that there is no chance of you accidentally switching it on as you are fiddling with it. 

You can also protect yourself by wearing protective gear. You can wear safety goggles that will protect your eyes and also the sides of your face. Remember that everyday gloves will not do the trick. You will need to get approved eye goggles.

It also comes with a foot brake which enhances safety. You can easily cut the power to the blade by simply stepping on the foot brake. This helps you keep your focus where it matters, on the table. 

Working gloves are also a necessary safety precaution that helps to protect your hands as you feed the material into the saw. An additional safety feature that comes with the saw is the blade guides offering extra coverage of the blade. 

Who is this product ideal for?

Professionals best use this product. People who are trained to use the saw. It is a very technical instrument with many safety hazards that you will need to be mindful of. It is not a tool for amateurs. 


  • It is versatile
  • It is portable
  • It is a powerful heavy-duty saw
  • It has a foot brake which can help you control the saw
  • It has a blade tension indicator
  • It has a fence with a scale and a magnifying window. 
  • It also has a heavy-duty miter gauge. 
  • The bearings are sealed and permanently lubricated.


  • It has no cooling systems.

Our Verdict

The Shop Fox w1825 has a powerful motor that can easily cut through any material of the project you are working on. Some of the toughest wood can be cut by this heavy-duty saw. We think it is worth the price. Happy shopping! Be sure to check out our Shop Fox W1770 review.

David D. Hughes
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