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Axminster Machinery Classification

Axminster Machinery Classification

When you purchase an Axminster machine you can be assured of: quality build and finish using the finest materials, unique design with innovative features, guaranteed precision, superb motor and power efficiency plus high quality blades and accessories. The definitions below should be referred to when making a choice for purchase. The old adage of buying the best you can afford is also a good guideline, but in all circumstances be sure to buy the right product for the job in hand.

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Axminster Hobby Series
Axminster Hobby Series

Axminster Hobby Series

  • Where: Home, workshop, shed
  • Users: One person for light work
  • Spec: Lighter build spec, lower power
  • Annual use: Max 100 hours
  • Guarantee: 3 Years

Lower power ratings and tool capacities. Lighter build specification. Generally used for light work, occasionally heavy work, to the tool's limit. Used in the home (garage, workshop, shed), kept dry, clean and well looked after. Not part of the tool complement for income generation. Very few (if any) continuous work periods.

Axminster Trade Series
Axminster Trade Series

Axminster Trade Series

  • Where: Joinery workshops, education
  • Users: 1-6 users, medium businesses
  • Spec: Heavy duty construction
  • Annual use: Max 1,000 hours
  • Guarantee: 3 Years

Continuously rated high power and heavy duty construction. Usually used in medium-sized enterprises such as building companies, carpentry workshops, schools and colleges. Intended for site and workshop use. Used up to the tool's limit with some large and heavy continuous work periods. Considered an essential tool for income generation.

Axminster Industrial Series
Axminster Industrial Series

Axminster Industrial Series

  • Where: Medium production facilities
  • Users: 6+ users in larger enterprises
  • Spec: Heavy duty, robust construction
  • Annual use: Max 1,500 hours
  • Guarantee: 3 Years

Continuously rated and of the highest power with a heavy duty, robust construction. Used in larger-sized enterprises such as construction companies and small to medium production facilities. Intended for a variety of site or workshop duties, usually one or the other. This range is suitable for a complete range of workshop duties with extended periods of heavy, continuous work. Considered an essential tool for income generation.

Axminster Model Engineer Series
Axminster Model Engineer Series

Axminster Model Engineer Series

  • Where: Small home workshop
  • Spec: Compact, light duty construction
  • Annual use: Max 100 hours
  • Guarantee: 3 Years

Compact, lighter weight, accurate and fully featured machines for use in a small home workshop. Perfect for project work and model making.

Axminster Engineer Series
Axminster Engineer Series

Axminster Engineer Series

  • Where: Workshop or educational departments
  • Spec: Heavy duty construction
  • Annual use: Max 1,500 hours
  • Guarantee: 3 Years

High spec, very accurate, sophisticated machines for use in workshops or educational departments. Prototype making, small component batch runs, training.

Axminster CNC Technology
Axminster CNC Technology

Axminster CNC Technology

  • Where: Workshop or educational sector
  • Spec: Heavy duty construction
  • Annual use: Max 500 hours
  • Guarantee: 3 Years

Compact, high specification machines. Designed for complex training, also suitable for prototyping and small component production. Easy and safe to use.

Three Year Guarantee

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How we rate our Machinery

The ratings are arrived at via a combination of factors, mainly the circumstances under which the tool/machine will be used under, by whom, how often and who made the tool/machine. Price and serviceability are also considered. Plus, you will need to check that you have sufficient power supply, especially in terms of amperage, to run larger machines. As a general rule, an induction motor up to 1,500W/1.5kW/2hp will run on a 13Amp fixed domestic supply, 1,500-2,200W/1.5-2.2kW/2-3hp induction motors will need a 16 or 20Amp fixed supply.

Machinery with larger than 2,200W/2.2kW/3hp induction motors should be installed by a competent technician. Machines of 1,100W/1.1kW/1.5hp or above are generally not suitable for use with extension leads. Please check the rating details of your extension lead before using it with any workshop machine or power tool. These ratings do not affect any Statutory Consumer Rights. Please note, the description 'tool' is used to include portable and fixed machines.