No doubt, Shop Fox W1713 works very well but it cannot compete with the performance and delicate functionality of Dewalt. In other words, Shop Fox is the runner up the scroll saw with still good cutting abilities and performance. Although, it lacks the parallel arm feature that helps to reduce vibration but has some more good qualities and incredible features.
Shop Fox W1713 Scroll Saw Review
The Shop Fox 1713 utilizes the plain or pin end saw blades from all the major brands and it provides the tools which make the blade changing quite easy. In addition, the best thing about this scroll saw is that it comes with a gooseneck work light.
As you know, most of the cutting work is done in basements and garages that may not have proper light to makes your project. For this reason, the gooseneck work light makes your work more visible and clear. So, you can cut with more attention and clarity no matter where you are standing.
Besides, it also comes with a variable tilt table that can tilt itself to 45 degrees. In this way, you can have a wide range of angles that you can cut by using it. Apart from it, Shop Fox scroll saw consist of a dust extraction port which helps to suck the dust so that your scroll saw can remain clean and work for a longer time.
Additionally, it is constructed with cast iron, which makes it lightweight yet durable. As a matter of fact, this scroll saw is lightweight and compact so that you can take it anywhere you want. Another great thing about this outstanding scroll saw is that it comes with a two-year warranty which is just awesome!
Table Tilt Mechanism: With the table-tilt mechanism the user can have the ability to cut angles from 0-45 degrees. Similarly, the table tilt scale and lock knob are used to tilt the table to make horizontal angle cuts.
Dust Extraction Port: It features a dust extraction port which helps to keep your scroll saw to run smoothly and also keep it clean. You can do this by connecting the dust port to the vacuum of the scroll saw that ultimately clean all the debris and prevents its accumulation under the working table.
Variable Speed Control: The Shop Fox offers a variable speed control by which you can adjust the speed of its cutting in accordance to your needs.
Plain and Pin end blade suitable: One more great feature of this scroll saw is that it is compatible with the plain and pin end blade. Plus, it includes the adapters which make the blade changing easy and quick.
Adjustable hold-down shoe: This feature averts the workpiece from rising up due to the force of the stirring blade whilst the air nozzle of this scroll saw blows the air at your cutting area in order to keep the wood debris away from the cutting line.
Cutting width and thickness: Further, the shop fox scroll saw can cut a maximum thickness of 2 inches and 16 inches cutting width.
- Item weight: 37.5 pounds
- Product dimensions: 12.8 x 26.4 x 15.9 inches
- Color: White and black
- Shipping: Free domestic shipping option available