The Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N bandsaw is our smallest model and is designed to be bench mounted. It features a welded steel chassis with a cast iron table for strength and stability as well as a solid rip fence which locks rigidly. It’s a straightforward machine, with a direct drive motor and balanced cast alloy wheels. Blade width capacities range from 6-13mm; it also has copper blade guides and ball bearing thrust guides. These combine to effectively control the blade allowing thin slices of veneer to be cut and the top guide even has a rack and pinion height control. The top wheel is mounted in a welded steel sub frame with blade tensioning and tracking controls conveniently close. A single dust outlet port provides efficient dust removal when connected to a suitable vacuum extractor. The machine is supplied with a 6mm, 6tpi blade made from UK manufactured stock. This is a really effective little bandsaw and would be superb for the hobby or craft workshop or as an additional machine for smaller work.
|Blade Speed||800 m/min|
|Blade Width Min\Max||6-13mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||40mm|
|Max Depth of Cut||80mm|
|Max Width of Cut||200mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||102mm|
|Overall L x W x H||330 x 270 x 700mm|
|Power||250W 230V 1ph|
|Table Size||300 x 300mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||200m³/hr|
8 August 2016
Excellent machineI can't really add more to the other reviews except to say that I agree with all that they say. I went in to the store to buy a Jet bandsaw, but was invited to look at the new Axminster model which hadn't been fully set up on show, but was obviously of better build quality than the Jet and it took almost no persuasion to change my choice. On the Jet, for instance, the mitre fence slot was too wide, making it a sloppy fit. On this machine it's precise, in addition to which the whole worktop is a more solid cast iron structure. It seems to cut through anything that a hobbyist is likely to require. Well done, Axminster.
12 July 2016
Good choice for the hobby workshopVery good size for the hobby user without being a huge lump, easy to lift on to the bench. Sturdy steel frame with a nice quality cast iron table which makes for a very solid set up.
8 July 2016
Amazing for the priceCannot believe this saw is only £169.00. Easily set up. I have had two other bandsaws in the passed, both much larger and harder to set up. As one of the other reviewers said, cuts straight and true, with no fiddly settings.
6 July 2016
I am so glad I bought this BandsawFirst a quick word about Axminster. On Monday morning I ordered the Jet JWBS-9 Benchtop Bandsaw, on Monday evening I received an email from Axminster introducing their new Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw. I looked at it, and the video and decided that was the one I wanted, but the Jet was due to be delivered the following morning.