Is The “Easy Glide” Shop Fox W1819 3 HP 10-Inch Table Saw The High End Produce Buyers Hope For?
There are choices when it comes to buying a table saw for the home as a casual novice user – you can go for the basic and functional to get by or you can go for something that has an extra sense of quality like the Shop Fox W1819 10-Inch Table Saw.
The fact that this was a new brand to some of the buyers giving their feedback meant that there was a sense of chance about buying it but many were drawn in by the high-end specification and sales claims. The tag line is that every aspect of the product “says quality and performance”: are buyers in agreement with this once they test it out?
What benefits have users mentioned in their reviews for this Shop Fox W1819 Table Saw?
While the helpful attitudes of the delivery men tend to receive the most mentions in the positive reviews for this product, the immediate sense of quality comes in at a close second. Setting up the machine does not take too long; it often had to be assembled with time, effort and outside help but this is hardly a criticism given the complexity and weight of the product.
From there, many buyers said that the settings were pretty much exact as soon as they took it out – there were some that reported it being 0.1 degrees off but this shows that you really do need a keen eye to notice any discrepancies.
The specification mentions an “easy glide” T-fence system and “smooth gliding” nylon runners and neither seem to have been disputed at all as it really does ‘glide’ along with no bumps or problems. In some cases, buyers have said that it worked perfectly from the first attempt, which again shows the high level of quality that has gone into the creation of this product.
This sense of attention to detail is then seen in the finish to the model – something that has been highlighted by quite a few happy buyers. The specification boasts a table and wings that have been made from highly polished cast iron and the use of powder coated paint and this simple choice really adds something to the table.
It is little details like this that make the product, such as thermal overload protection and the sloping of the floor of the inner cabinet for “efficient dust transport; the only problem is that this consideration is not seen everywhere.
What downsides have been experienced when using this Shop Fox W1819 3 HP Table Saw?
There are a couple of odd flaws considering this level of attention to detail seen so far, most notably the fact that the tape measure does not have the accuracy of the rest of the saw and the power switch is in such an odd place that users find themselves accidentally pressing it.
Some users have gone on to make the odd modification here and there to get the table slightly more to their liking, such as a vacuum connection to collect the sawdust, but have not felt the need to reduce their five star score, showing that they are enjoying the project of working with this saw and the options it has brought.
Lastly, some say that the instructions are a little faulty in places but that is nothing that cannot be fixed with a little common sense.
Summary: how does this occasional lack of attention to detail affect a recommendation for this Shop Fox W1819 10-Inch Easy GlideTable Saw?
There is a sense of precision and consideration in the craftsmanship of this product that shows it is a great product a the top end of the range. This is a saw that could have been too much for the self-confessed hobbyists that bought it but, as they say themselves, they have no buyer remorse and the saw has proved to be a brilliant choice.
There are a few flaws stopping the Shop Fox table saw from being that perfect 5 star product, mostly because they are so blatant and unexpected when placed against the rest of the machine, but it comes close enough to be highly recommended to anyone that wants a solid, smooth, reliable table saw.