Shop Fox 6 Inch Jointer Review

By skimming through this Shop Fox 6 Inch Jointer Review, you should know exactly whether this benchtop jointer is for you.

To save your time, in summary, the Shop Fox is a cheaper, 6 inch, non spiral cutter head, electric bench top jointer.

We rated the Shop Fox W1829 6 Inch as one of the better budget bench top jointers on the market – but we would still go with the Cutech 6 Inch Jointer when comparing the two.

It would really suit a beginner woodworker, or someone looking for a cheap jointer.

If that sounds like the type of jointer you are after, read on!


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Shop Fox 6 Inch Benchtop Jointer

If you don’t have time to read the review and buyer’s guide, you can check out the jointer and price here…

View the Shop Fox W1829 Benchtop Jointer, 6-Inch on Amazon


Shop Fox Jointer Review

Shop Fox W1829 Benchtop Jointer, 6-Inch

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What’s Good About It?

  • Affordable 6 inch jointer
  • Doesn’t take up much space
  • Easy to move around
  • Capable of performing surface planing, edge jointing and bevel cuts
  • 1-1/2 horsepower, 110V, 12 amp, single-phase Motor
  • Cuts at 10,000 RPM, 20,000 cuts per minute
  • Two-knife HSS cutter head
  • 2-1/2-inch dust port
  • Fully adjustable fence 45-degrees inward, 90-degrees, and 45-degrees outward (135-degrees) 
  • Fence size is 22-7/8″ x 4-3/8″
  • Cast iron table size is 28-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ – consider this for length and width of lumber you want to feed through
  • Depth of cut easily adjustable with table adjusting knob
  • Comes with orange push blocks


What Could Be Improved?

  • There can be issues with the feeding table and receiving tables not being completely flat when you adjust it – always get a level meter out when you receive your jointer and check both tables are flat before using the tool
  • Manual lacks information – can be tricky to put together if you don’t have experience with jointer tools
  • Fence isn’t the best quality – it will allow you to reference your cuts, but it could be more precise
  • The maximum length of board you can run through is about 4 feet


What Else Might You Get With It?

  • A separate benchtop planer tool if you want one (to use after you are finished cutting/milling the timber). We will link you to our article on Best Planer 2017-18: Buyer’s Guide & Reviews soon.
  • HTC Adjustable Mobile Base (on Amazon) -Mobile base for moving your jointer around
  • Dust port is quite small, so potentially a shop vac


Where To Check It Out?

View the Shop Fox W1829 Benchtop Jointer, 6-Inch on Amazon


Shop Fox Jointer: Buyer’s Guide

What Is The Shop Fox Jointer?

The Shop Fox W1829 is an electric 6 inch straight cutterhead benchtop jointer.


Who Is The Shop Fox Jointer For?

People who want a cheaper bench top jointer that WILL get the job done, but can accept there are a few little design flaws because of the price – food jointer for beginners and budget woodworkers

People who are ok with a maximum width of cut at 6-1/8″, a maximum depth of cut at 1/8″ per pass through the blades, and a maximum board/timber length of about 4 feet

People who want a smaller jointer that doesn’t take up too much space and is easy to move around


Who Is The Shop Fox Jointer Not For?

Those who want a production level jointer for the most efficient milling and planing

Those who want an 8 inch or bigger jointer that does the wider boards and longest boards

People who want a spiral or helical cutter


Shop Fox Jointer – Bits & Accessories

You might get a separate planer machine

You might get a separate mobile base

You might get a separate shop vac for dust collection

At some point later in time – you would get replacement blades


Shop Fox Jointer: Resources

1. (manufacturer of Shop Fox)



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