Jointer - Shop Fox W1741

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Make: ShopFox
Model: W1741
Serial Number: ?
Safety Classification: RED


An 8" jointer for producing a flat surface along a board's length.


  • Table size: 8" x 76-3/8"
  • Cutterhead diameter: 3-3/16"
  • Cutterhead knives: 4 (HSS) 8" x 3/4" x 1/8"
  • Max. depth of cut: 1/8"

Safety Rules

  • Risk of projectiles. Wear safety glasses.
  • Risk of hearing damage. Wear hearing protection.
  • Risk of dismemberment.
    • Ensure blade guard is functioning.
    • Use push pads or push sticks. Only apply downward pressure on the outfeed table.
    • Set fence to expose only the length of blade needed.

Operational Notes

  • Wood only.
    • Material shall be at least 12” long.
    • Material shall be at least ½” thick.
    • Material shall be free of knots, splits, checks.
  • Check material with metal detector to verify it is free of metal. Chipped blades are difficult to replace.
  • Feed in the direction of the grain.
  • Infeed table height (cut depth) shall be 1/8” or less.
  • Do not adjust outfeed table. It shall be level with the blades.
  • Large woodchips are generated.
    • Check dust collection port for clogs.
    • Check dust collection bin level frequently.


NOTE: These materials are not a substitute for hands-on training with an experienced user.

Operation Instructions

Operator's Manual Excellent tutorial on squaring stock, surface planing, edge jointing, and beveling.


Video: What Does a Jointer Do? What it is and how to use it.

Video: How to Use a Jointer