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Shop Fox 9" Benchtop Bandsaw - W1878

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Introducing the Shop Fox W1878 9" Benchtop Bandsaw, a compact yet powerful tool designed to meet a variety of woodworking needs. This bandsaw combines a suite of features that make it an efficient and versatile choice for any woodworker, whether in a home workshop or on a job site.

At the core of the W1878 is its efficient 1/3 HP motor, providing ample power for a range of cutting tasks. This motor, despite its compact size, delivers consistent performance, ensuring that you can work through different types of wood with ease and precision.

A standout feature of this bandsaw is the LED work light. This addition enhances visibility, allowing for greater accuracy in detailed work. Paired with the deluxe extruded aluminum fence, the bandsaw offers stability and precision in guiding the wood through each cut.

The W1878 boasts a rack-and-pinion table tilt system, a feature typically found in larger models. This system allows for easy and accurate adjustments of the table angle, enabling you to make angled cuts with high precision. The blade guard, also utilizing a rack-and-pinion mechanism, can be adjusted with just one hand, making it both convenient and time-efficient.

Designed with quality in mind, the Shop Fox W1878 ensures smooth and accurate cuts without the excessive vibration often associated with benchtop bandsaws. This smooth operation is crucial for fine, detailed work and contributes to the overall quality of your projects.

The bandsaw accepts 62-inch blades ranging from 1/8" to 3/8" wide, offering versatility in the types of cuts you can achieve. It can handle wood pieces up to 3-5/8" thick, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

In terms of guides and alignment, the W1878 features dual ball bearing blade guides and adjustable wheels. These features ensure quick alignment

and coplanarity, leading to precise blade tracking and smooth operation. The dual ball bearing guides provide superior support for the blade, reducing friction and heat, which not only enhances the accuracy of your cuts but also extends the life of your blades.

One of the most appealing aspects of the Shop Fox W1878 Benchtop Bandsaw is its portability. Weighing less than 50 pounds, this bandsaw can be effortlessly moved between different locations, be it within different areas of your home, your workshop, or transported to a job site. This mobility makes it an ideal tool for woodworkers who need a reliable bandsaw that can adapt to various working environments.

In summary, the Shop Fox W1878 9" Benchtop Bandsaw is a perfect blend of compact design, power, and precision. Its combination of an efficient motor, LED work light, precise table tilt system, and portability makes it a versatile and valuable tool for any woodworker looking to achieve accurate and detailed cuts in their woodworking projects.

Product Manual

Specification Sheet

Parts List



  • Motor: 1/3 HP, 120V, single-phase, 2.8A
  • Max. cutting width left of blade: 8-7/8"
  • Max. cutting height (resaw capacity): 3-5/8"
  • Blade guides: Ball-bearing upper and lower
  • Table size: 12" x 12"
  • Table tilt: 0–45°
  • Blade size: 61-13/16"–62-3/16" (1/8"–3/8" wide)
  • Blade speed: 2460 FPM
  • Dust port: 2"
  • Footprint: 8-1/2" x 15-1/2"
  • Overall dimensions: 21" W x 17" D x 29-1/2" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 49 lbs.

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