Hi Ed - I setup my new Shop Fox W1677 a couple of weeks ago...it's essentially a white version of the 1023SL. Nothing too mind boggling about putting it together. Takes a few minutes to unpack it all, and unload the cabinet chamber that will be chocked full of accessories and other goodies. My wings took longer than I expected, and I've put together quite a few...YMMV. The switch is simple...mount it before putting on the rail, and you'll need to attach a 220v plug on the cord. The fence rails are pretty straight forward. The cosmoline is the hard waxy stuff that's tough to get off...I found that engine degreaser works as well as anything else I've tried. 2-3 hours labor....another hour of head scratching and admiring your new toy! Probably another hour or so tuning it up.
Something to consider...you can gain about 10" rip capacity to the right by sliding the front rail tube over by one bolt hole. Mount the angle bracket normally but slide just the rail tube over about 10", then just use one less bolt to attach the rail...it'll still be plenty strong and you'll have 36" to the right, but next to none to the left (not much of an issue with a left tilt saw) You'll need to locate the tape measure accordingly.
Good luck and have fun with it.
Last edited by knotscott; 08-16-2008 at 12:38 AM.