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|
|Bandsaw Blade Length||1,400mm (55")|
13 December 2016
Great sawAs others have said, this is a very well made saw with excellent features at a very reasonable price.
5 December 2016
Great little SawVery pleased with this saw, quick and easy to set up except for the table level adjuster bolt which is a faff to adjust because it does not screw into a threaded hole like the push stick hook has ?
3 December 2016
Fantastic little sawI've had to wait a bit for this little fella because it was out of stock. I'm delighted I waited instead of plumping for a different model. It arrived two days after I ordered it - and I live in Ireland! That's fast! Typical of Axminster though; their customer service is second to none.
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.