Axcaliber bandsaw blades are manufactured at Axminster using advanced CNC machining, high precision digital measuring equipment and specialised heat treatment facilities. Detailed quality checks are performed at each stage of manufacture using the most modern inspection equipment. The result is a blade which consistently cuts straighter, has harder, longer-life teeth and which gives a superior finish to the work. The final step in the manufacturing process is one of the most important - the weld. We have invested heavily in this area through the purchase of precision welding and grinding equipment and are, as a result, one of the few companies worldwide able to offer a fully guaranteed weld. Blades are cut accurately to length then, using an IDEAL bandsaw blade welder, a high voltage current is passed through the blade to achieve a precision butt weld. The weld is annealed to remove any brittleness and danger of fatigue and then hand dressed to produce a perfectly smooth joint.
10 April 2015
Blade failed but Warranty honoured and replacedI fitted one of these blades to my bandsaw after the one I had fitted a couple of years ago, failed. After just a few weeks of light use the new blade failed at the weld. Axminster offered a refund or a replacement which I took them up on. The new blade arrived just one day later. Well done Axminster. I use it only for metal cutting at slow speed. All the normal materials have been cut with this blade, Cold rolled steel, meehanite cast iron, stainless steel, aluminium and brass.