Are you considering the Shopfox W1859—8″ x 76″ Parallelogram Jointer with Mobile Base? This jointer has a very long infeed and outfeed table. It looks very similar to the W1858 and has similar attributes. You can adjust the table accordingly. 

The jointer is fitted with levers and features that are meant to make your work easier. It has a maximum depth of cut of 1/8inches and a rabbeting capacity of 1/2inches

ShopFox W1859

Aesthetics

In terms of looks, it has the same signature look that has come to be expected of Shop Fox. It is made of cast iron and has a powder finish. It also looks like the W1858 in a lot of ways, including the mobile base. 

The fence is mounted in the center and has a pinion adjustment. The tables are clean looking and will remain this way as long as you take care of the machine. 

All the levers and handles are easily accessible whilst you work, and yet they are also perfectly placed that they are out of the way and will not disturb your workflow.

Performance Review

The outfeed and infeed tables are long, allowing you to work more efficiently. There is also a table stop infeed stop button just near the tables. This lets you quickly stop orf start motion, very easily. 

The outfeed table is your support system after the wood passes over the cutter head.

Safety

Take extra care when you are using a jointer. Keep your hands clear of blades and knives. Make sure that there are no loose components on the machine when you power it on.

This will help you avoid any of the loose items ricochetting and hitting you. Before you make any adjustments, make sure that the jointer is off at the power source. The jointer has levers and lock stops that will keep the tables in place as you work.

This is an electric piece of machinery, make sure that you take extra care in connecting it to an electrical source.

Who is this product ideal for?

This product needs to be used by someone who knows how to use it. This knowledge can come from taking classes or expert tutoring. Either way, make sure that you know what you are doing and avoid injuries. The better trained you are, the safer it will be to use the W1859—8inch  76inch Parallelogram Jointer with Mobile Base.

Pros

  • It has a depth of cut scale
  • It has a high cutter head speed 
  • It has a large outfeed table
  • The outfeed table has a lock to keep it in place. 
  • It has a push to stop motor

Cons

  • It is a large unit that needs space.

Our Verdict

The Shopfox W1859—8″ x 76″ Parallelogram Jointer with Mobile Base, is an efficient jointer, equipped with the necessary bells and whistles. You can secure it in position and work on the wood, producing precise planing and edge jointing.

Levers and switches are ideally located for ease of use and safer use as well. This is a great jointing machine, that will be worth the money. Happy shopping!

David D. Hughes
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