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Posted on Opinions: SHOP FOX Oscillating Benchtop Drill Press 13in. Model# W1668

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#1 posted 10-10-2018 01:29 PM

I’ve got one that I bought that was practically new at a discount off of craigslist about 4 years ago. It seems to work just fine though I don’t know if there will be some sort of issue over the long term. Hopefully they used bearings with a higher radial (?) rating to mitigate that. If they can make a bearing for a roller blade that can handle the sort of stresses they get, surely they can put a bearing in there that can handle a little side pressure. It is not like you need much that pressure to sand.

If you don’t have room or a budget for a dedicated oscillating sander, this is a nice compromise. The built in dust collection port for sanding is actually pretty effective.

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