Axminster Hobby Series AWFS16 Scroll Saw
Axminster Hobby Series AWFS16 Scroll Saw
£88.37 (£73.64 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series AWFS16 Scroll Saw

Code: 501247

  • Cast iron base and table (tilts 0° - 45°), stable and vibration absorbing
  • 90W induction motor, smooth and quiet running
  • 400mm(16") throat, large enough for most projects
  • Two independently pivoted blade arms give an accurate cutting action
£88.37 (£73.64 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series AWFS16 Scroll Saw
  • Pegas Skip Tooth Scroll Saw Blade - 9R - 8/6rtpi (Pkt 12)
  • Axminster Hobby Series AW130BD2 Belt & Disc Sander
  • Axminster Workshop Stainless Steel Rule - 150mm
Total: £175.65

In Detail

Hobby Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

A cast iron base and cast iron table are two essential ingredients for many woodworking machines, particularly those with a reciprocating mechanism where the weight of the cast iron can help to minimise vibration. Powered by a 90W motor and with a capacity of 50mm under the guide (a realistic depth of cut would be 20mm with the right blade), the Axminster Hobby AWFS16 scroll saw has a 400mm(16") throat, with a table which tilts over to a full 0-45°. The two blade arms are independently pivoted which gives a straight up-and-down motion to the blade and a better quality of cut. A small blower tube is positioned alongside the blade; this keeps the work area clear of dust and gives a clear view of the cutline. This machine accepts pinned blades, which can be placed in the machine either in line or at 90° if cutting longer lengths of material. For fine work, unpinned blades can also be used. A compact and neat design to suit most hobby users. Supplied with a pack of assorted Pegas, Swiss made blades, blower nozzle, eye guards and service tools. A wide range of either pinned or unpinned blades is available.



Dust Extraction Outlet 31 mm
Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg 50 mm
Model AWFS16
Nett Weight 16 kg
Overall L x W x H 540 mm x 250 mm x 330 mm
Power 90 W
Rating Hobby
Strokes per Minute 1,400
Stroke Length 15 mm
Table Size 368 mm x 220 mm
Table Tilt 0° - 45°
Voltage 230 V
Throat Depth 400 mm
Reviews (13)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.9 out of 5 based on 13 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


J Harrington

1 August 2017

Very Good

I only have this a few days but so far I am very happy with it. I have never used a scroll saw before, but once I fitted a narrow pinless blade I was getting fairly good results straight away. The pinless adapters are awkward however.

*Note*: To use the pinless adapters I had to remove the top pin holder and turn it upside down. This gave me enough room to fit the adapters easily and tension them correctly. Like previous commenter M Wright, before I did this I could not get the pinless adapters working correctly.

Malc Carden

6 April 2017

Very Good Product for the Price

Excellent product for the price, just the job for my hobby. Also very fast delivery.
You can use pinned and pinnless blades with this product, the product WAS supplied with the adaptors to do this as well
as a starter kit of blades.

M Wright

15 February 2017


Had one of these for a couple of years now. Hardly ever use it because of the poor quality. The price is a big clue about this model, you get what you pay for as they say. It will only take Pinned blades even though it claims you can use pinless blades. To do so you need special adaptors that are not supplied and Axminster don't seem to stock them. So you are stuck with pinned blades. Also the tension mechanism is difficult to release once you set it to the right tension. The extraction system clogs very easily and the plastic blade guide in the table gets in the way when trying to fit new blades. I have to remove the underside cover every time I want to fit a new blade. I have now taken to leaving the cover off altogether which is a H&S hazard but if I don't it's just a hassle. There is no work clamp to hold material to the surface while you cut, this means the the blades catch and jerk the work off the table surface, this is dangerous particularly if you are working on small items. I do Intarsia and often have to make cuts with my finger close to the blade. The catching makes it difficult to hold safely.

The smallest size hole you need to drill is about 5mm to get the blades through. This is no good if you want to do fine work. Basically not a good saw for the money in my opinion, but to get a decent one you need to spend a lot more money.


25 December 2016

Not what I expected

If I wanted to use only pinned blades, I would have been very pleased with my purchase. However, I particularly wanted to use pinless blades and fitting those turned out to be a nightmare. I could put up with fiddly, but what wasn't any use to me was a scroll saw which my wife wasn't strong enough to change the blades on. She could manage the pinned blades with ease, but no matter how much the tension knob was loosened she couldn't physically push down the mounting point far enough to put the top barrel in place. Even with only the very smallest amount of blade being grabbed by the barrels, it was a real struggle for me and when I did managed to get it on, the little protruding part of the barrels wouldn't locate in the holder properly. The tension of the blade was about 4 octaves higher than it should have been, without applying additional tension with the adjusting knob so had to return it to Axminster for a refund.

Had the description for this machine not mentioned the use of pinless blades and I'd bought it with the intention of only ever using pinned blades, I would have rated it much higher. For the money it would have been excellent value, it's fairly quiet and doesn't vibrate much, but as advertised, it does not meet expectations.

Jason Dight

20 July 2016

My first scroll saw

Very happy with the price of this bit of kit and comes with the usual Axminster quality. Personally I prefer the pin end blades but you are limited to what size blades you can use. The finer blades for more intricate work are all flat/plain end. On this particular model it is a real pain to use these blades due to the blade holders. Many other scroll saws have a quick release method which is so simple I really don't know why the Axminster one doesn't copy it. I would happily pay for a bolt on accessory if they sold one. Otherwise I am very happy with this saw. I have already made some very cool stuff and am sure it will get tonnes of use
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