July 8, 2020

ShopFox W1859 8″ x 76″ Parallelogram Jointer Review [UPDATED]

Are you considering the Shopfox W1859 Parallelogram Jointer with Mobile Base? This jointer has a very long infeed and outfeed table. It looks like the Shop Fox W1858 has similar attributes, and you can adjust the table. 

The jointer is fitted with levers and features 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


It is made of cast iron and has a powder finish. In terms of looks, it has the same signature look that has come to be expected of Shop Fox. It also looks like the W1858 in many 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 while you work, yet they are also ideally placed so 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 near the tables, which lets you quickly stop orf start motion very easily. 

After the wood passes over the cutter head, the outfeed table is your support system.


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

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

This is an electric piece of machinery. Ensure 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, and this knowledge can come from taking classes or expert tutoring. Either way, make sure 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

This is an excellent jointing machine that will be worth the money. Levers and switches are ideally located for ease of use and safer use. Happy shopping!

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David D. Hughes

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