Shop Fox W1833 Pocket Hole Machine

Shop Fox W1833 Pocket Hole Machine

Manual pocket hole jigs work fine for assembling occasional face frames and cabinet carcasses, but if you need to make these joints every day, you may want to consider a more stationary “production” approach. Shop Fox offers an answer in its new W1833 Pocket Hole Machine. Powered by a 1/2HP universal motor under the front table, the machine bores a single pocket hole with each pull of a lever, into workpieces ranging from 1/2- to 1-1/2-in. thick. Cutting action happens by means of a standard 3/8-in.-dia., 6-in.-long stepped drill bit, which is replaceable.

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The machine features an extruded aluminum fence plus two “swing” stops¬†and a hold-down made of high-density polyethylene. Shop Fox reports that the hold-down clamp is a patented design that accepts any workpiece within the thickness range without needing further adjustment. The machine measures 18-in. wide, 27-in. tall and 29-in. from to back, with a 14- x 25-3/4-in. footprint. It weighs 56 lbs. The W1833 Pocket Hole Machine is available through Shop Fox distributors now, and its suggested list price is $810. Learn more about Shop Fox tools by¬†clicking here.

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