Are you thinking of getting the Shop fox W1745-6inch jointer with a mobile base? Most jointers are pretty heavy and getting one that you can easily move around, is a great advantage. The wheels on this jointer will make moving it around the workshop, much easier. This is a durable and efficient jointer that will help you get the cuts you need.

Aesthetics

The W1745 6 inch jointer is made of heavy cast iron. Powder coating finish makes for a clean look. This jointer measures 46inches long by 27-1/2inches wide and  37-1/4high. Whilst it may not be the lightest, machine weighing a staggering 315 pounds, the wheels on the mobile base make it easy to move around the room when you need to so. 

The table is 6 inches by 46 inches and this is where this jointer gets its classification of being a 6inch jointer.

Performance Review

This jointer will make an impressive 14 400 cuts per minute. This is more than other jointers in its range, however, Shop Fox, makes it a point to make the most competitive of machines and this is top of that list. Its top performance, is thanks to its 1 HP, 120V, single-phase, 13A motor. 

It will take stock that is 6inches wide and has a depth of cut that is 1/8inches. Its maximum rabbeting capacity is 1/2inches whilst its cutter head speed is 4 800 RPM. The cutter head has a diameter of 2-1/2inches.

You can easily adjust the infeed table and the outfeed table, using the levers ad handwheel dials.

Safety

It is important to always take the necessary safety precautions when buying a jointer or any heavy-duty machinery that pulls as much power these machines do. The more powerful the machine, the greater the risk of injury when it is improperly used. 

Make sure that you only use the recommended width of stock. The Shopfox W1745-6inch jointer is to be used with 6-inch stock. Stick to this guideline.

Also, make sure that there arent any potential risks of kickback. You can do this by ensuring amongst other things, that you are pushing the wood in the right direction. A level of expertise is needed in this regard.

Who is this product ideal for?

You must have a certain skill level. This will avoid you from having any sort of accident such as kickbacks that can cause injuries to the users. Shop Fox, recommends that this jointer only be used by people who are trained and have sufficient knowledge to operate the jointer safely and efficiently.

Pros

  • It has a mobile base
  • Makes 14 400 cuts per minute
  • Has a large fence
  • Has a fine adjust handwheel to dial the outfeed table relative to the cutter head top dead center

Cons

  • Some users complain about this jointer being rusty on arrival from shipping

Our Verdict

The W1745-6inch jointer with a mobile base is a handy machine that is powerful and it will not take up so much floor space in your workshop. The fence is much larger than you will find on most jointers.

Just like the W1745W, this jointer has an enormous fence, for added support and guidance as you push the stock through it. This jointer gives you amazing control especially when edge jointing. It is worth buying. Make sure to get the genuine Shop Fox product. Happy shopping! 

David D. Hughes