Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw
Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw
£187.96 (£156.63 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw

Code: 102266

  • Compact, hobby rated machine with cast iron table
  • Rigid body construction allows high blade tension for increased accuracy
  • Upper and lower copper blade guides, gives better blade control
  • Rigid, quick locking rip fence, doors fitted with safety switches
  • Useful depth of cut - 80mm with 200mm width of cut
  • Supplied with 6mm 6tpi blade and rip fence
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£187.96 (£156.63 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw
  • Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Mitre Fence
  • Axminster Machine Wax 400g
  • Axcaliber High Carbon Blade 1,400mm(55.1/8") x 12.7mm(1/2") x 6 Tpi
Total: £228.13

In Detail

Hobby Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

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.

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Blade Speed 800 m/min
Blade Width Min\Max 6 mm to 13 mm
Dust Extraction Outlet 40 mm
Max Depth of Cut 80 mm
Max Width of Cut 200 mm
Max Width of Cut with Fence 102 mm
Model HBS200N
Nett Weight 20 kg
Overall L x W x H 450 mm x 430 mm x 700 mm
Power 250 W 230V 1ph
Rating Hobby
Table Height 290 mm
Table Size 300 mm x 300 mm
Table Tilt 0° - 45°
Min Extraction Airflow Required 200 m³/hr
Bandsaw Blade Length 1,400 mm (55")
Bandsaw Wheel Diameter 200 mm
Reviews (15)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


David Palmer

8 August 2017

Fast deliver, straight forward set up good quality hobby band saw

Very pleased with this band saw, the build quality is good, simple straight forward to set up and it's doing what I bought it for which is model making and general light weight DIY

Lutz Kunstler

2 August 2017

Excellent small band saw

Today came my band saw and I was very pleasant surprised how quick it came ! BY opening the box I noticed all was very well placed inside , the cutting table was surprisingly heavy. I did buy the JET version before but after it developed a fault I decide for the Axminster band saw and good I did.
After the assembly, which took about half an hour , all was ready to go and it worked perfect. A great point was the manual, too, it made life pretty easy.
Overall, the build quality is good and solid which I was expecting, easy access to band saw rollers for maintenance , no problems with adjusting the blade guides ,too!
Great product and may it long last.


15 June 2017

Well engineered bandsaw

Build quality is about the best I've come across in a small bandsaw. Take time assembling and setting up and the machine is a joy to use. Unusual in that this is the first bandsaw I've ever bought where the blade tracking is spot-on straight from the box. I look forward to many years of pleasant use. Another hit from Axminster.


15 June 2017

Superb saw, despite a few little niggles

Having had this saw for just about a year now i thought id put a few words together.

Out of the box the saw looked superb and just the job for what i needed, however missing from the box were the user manual, the allen key and spanner, not a problem i have loads of spanners and allen keys and the user manual is easily downloaded from the web.

The saw didn't take long to set up at all, however, it soon became apparent that something was not right as the blade kept coming off the lower wheel despite it being set properly and running true on the top wheel,

A quick call to Axminster resulted in the saw being collected and returned and within a week it was back with me, the problem i was told, is when it was built, the factory had neglected to install some shims resulting in the lower wheel being out of true, it has run on both wheels flawlessly ever since, although the blade does still sit slightly forward by a few mm on the lower wheel, despite it being centred properly on the top one.

The saw does, as you can imagine create a lot of dust and the collection port is located to the rear of the blade by the lower wheel, as i use a shop vac for dust collection, i had a problem connecting the hose to the dust port as they were both of equal diameter, perhaps a slight taper on the moulded plastic port would help in the future?, i solved the problem of connecting the hose to the port by making an adapter from a plastic Nurofen pot, it works perfectly and is considerably cheaper than the rubber adapters offered.

One issue i have encountered with dust is the micro switch on the lower door, this is adjacent to the blade and in front of the dust port, probably about the worst place there is to put a switch. My saw developed an intermittent fault where it would just not turn on, through a process of elimination i discovered that the micro switch on the lower door appears to be unsealed and dust is getting into the switch and stopping the switch making proper contact, in fact when the dust collection is on, the dust is forcibly drawn into the unit as you can see it within the switch housing, it can be blown out with an air line/air duster, however it does seem like a poor design choice to use an unsealed micro switch in this sort of dusty environment, would it not be better to locate the switch at the top left of the lower door, just as the switch on the upper door is ? A quick and ugly fix to stop dust entering the switch has been to cover it with gaffer tape.

The only other problem i have had was a faulty on/off switch, a quick call to Axminster saw a replacement arrive the next day under warranty, i did note that the switch was of a totally different design and now seems to be a sealed unit, whereas the faulty one had visible gaps between the housings and i suspect that dust entered this switch also, as you could faintly see dust in the gap between the housing halves.

The above may seem like a lot of moans, it's not, in a year of use ive had three issues, a faulty on/off switch which is nobody's fault, dust getting in the microswitch, probably down to poor switch location more than anything else and a problem that was easily solved and a manufacturing fault that was rectified without quibble.

I use this bandsaw on a regular basis to resaw either from dimensional timber or wood still in the round from the forest, ive cut out all manner of blanks and have more recently used it to start making bandsaw boxes and bar the three issues, it has, touch wood, worked well and is more than adequate for my current needs, would i recommend this saw, yes i would, would i buy another, probably, although i have to admit i might go the next size up so i have greater flexibility in the size of timber i can use, overall im more than happy with with it, the service i have received from Axminster has been exemplary as per usual, all people need to remember this is a hobby saw, not a professional saw.

D Gillingham

6 May 2017

Great bit of kit

I have been looking for a band saw for some time have looked at many saws on the market from low cost to high end small saws My brother does lot of carpentery useing lots of axminster tools he has an very big axminster band saw but top end so recommended this one to me, del next day, I just set it up a few adjustments out the box is all that was needed cuts really well this is a first class bit of kit very well made I like the heavy cast iron table very pleased for the money that I payed

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