This is a simple and very robust bench top power hacksaw for general metal cutting duties. Using easy to change, standard 300 x 25 x 1.2mm blades, the machine will cut material up to 130mm in diameter at 170 Strokes/min. It is ideal for general small fabrication and stock sizing in a small workshop, or material preparation in the technician's store in schools. The stock is clamped in tall, rugged vice jaws via a quick release lead screw and handle; the vice rotates for angle cutting up to 45°. A repeat length stop is provided. A gas strut eases the weight of the cutting arm, which has a large hand grip at the end with a latch to hold it in place in the open position. The 250W induction motor has a direct drive gear system that is fully sealed and the whole slide mechanism is fully guarded to prevent swarf ingress. An auto stop switch for when the cut is finished completes the picture.
|Max Cap Round||130mm|
|Model||Axminster Engineer Series G1|
|Overall L x W x H||820 x 380 x 755mm|
11 July 2017
Poor performanceHave had 2 G1 saws. Both failed. Not happy Jan.
5 January 2010
Oh DearExcellent solid build quality. Badly let down by the vice. Difficult to believe that whoever designed it ever tried to cut angles. Angle setting changes when tightening unless near thread-stripping force applied. A maddening and disappointing flaw that lets down an otherwise fine machine.
at home in the garage
11 February 2009
Powered hack sawAs the other reviews say the pictures don’t do it justice it’s a solid piece of kit. Overall I’m very happy with the machine and its performance, But a couple of small things stop me giving it full marks.
28 June 2008
Very good buyLike the other reviews, was very surprised at the good quality of the build, on the site picture it looks like a tin plate job. This is cast iron through and through, and rather heavy.
14 September 2007
More Power to your SawA far more substantial piece of equipment than it appears to be on the site …more comparable to a free standing machine rather than say a Kennedy desk top saw. The build quality is good, although (on my saw at least) the gas strut is a little too efficient, reducing the downforce on the blade to almost nothing …not an insurmountable problem though. All in all a very good buy for the money.