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Thread: My New Shop Fox 1677 Cabinet Saw Is Here!

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    Thumbs up My New Shop Fox 1677 Cabinet Saw Is Here!

    Here's a "practice" gloat while I wait for my new saw to arrive! $903 with free shipping.

    This is more saw than I really need....it's a "want" vs a "need" for sure. I wasn't actively shopping for a saw, but I'm always on the lookout for a great deal. When I got up Saturday morning, the Microsoft Cashback discount was up to 25%, plus I'd gotten a 10% Ebay discount code in an email Friday night. I found the Shop Fox W1677 on Ebay from Utterguys for $1253 with free shipping. The MS discount allowed up to $250 off, and the Ebay discount allowed up to $100....then the caffeine from my coffee kicked in and I got a wild idea to buy a big boy saw! I told my wife I would be within $300 if I sold my 22124. The tool fund will cover some of the "deficit".

    The 22124 sold for $600 within a day and will be gone by Thursday, and the 1677 should be here Friday. I still need to sell a couple of other tools to cover the gap, but we're whittling it down. I will miss the 22124, but am definitely looking forward to putting the SF to work. Actual pics to follow!

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    Way cool. Congrats!
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    Great deal! I hope it lives up to all of your expectations. Oh, BTW, pictures upon arrival?
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    You're really gonna like that saw! I've had mine for about six years now, and still can't say enough good things about it.

    I did a short review of it just after I got it, and my opinion has only gotten better over the years..
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    You negotiated well, both on-line and off-line.
    Great saw, I'm sure you will enjoy.

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    Thanks for the encouragement gents! Real pics will definitely follow.

    Jim - Nice review. Can you tell me if the inserts are the same size as those on a Unisaw? If so, the inserts for my 22124 will fit. Also, do you know if it's easy to slide the front rail tube over to gain a few more inches of rip capacity?
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    Jim's right--you're going to love it! Mine is essentially the same saw, but with longer rails. It's a great saw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott spencer View Post
    ....Jim - Nice review. Can you tell me if the inserts are the same size as those on a Unisaw? If so, the inserts for my 22124 will fit. Also, do you know if it's easy to slide the front rail tube over to gain a few more inches of rip capacity?
    I'm not sure about the inserts.

    As for the fence - moving it is easy. The front tube is held to the angle iron by about half a dozen self-tapping screws on the underside. Just remove the screws, and move the tube over by one hole. That'll give you just a tad over 36" of rip capacity. Of course, you'll need to install a new measuring tape on the tube. Lee Valley has them for around five bucks.

    For a couple hundred bucks (!) you can also buy the seven foot rail set that'll give you 52" of rip capacity. I've never seen the need for the longer rails, since I break down plywood, etc. using my EZ system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    I'm not sure about the inserts.

    As for the fence - moving it is easy. The front tube is held to the angle iron by about half a dozen self-tapping screws on the underside. Just remove the screws, and move the tube over by one hole. That'll give you just a tad over 36" of rip capacity. Of course, you'll need to install a new measuring tape on the tube. Lee Valley has them for around five bucks.

    For a couple hundred bucks (!) you can also buy the seven foot rail set that'll give you 52" of rip capacity. I've never seen the need for the longer rails, since I break down plywood, etc. using my EZ system.
    Thanks Jim! For a couple hundred bucks, I'll slide the rails over, and take my wife and family out for dinner!
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    Congrats, Scott. That's a great deal. I know I like my Shop Fox bandsaw, and I suspect the table saw is in the same league.

    Pics on arrival are, of course, mandatory.
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