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||6mm (1/4") to 13mm (1/2")|
|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||450 x 430 x 700mm|
|Power||250W 230V 1ph|
|Table Size||300 x 300mm|
|Table Tilt||0° - 45°|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||200m³/hr|
|Bandsaw Blade Length||1,400mm (55")|
|Bandsaw Wheel Diameter||200mm|
3 April 2017
Disappointed with quality of ItemBandsaw arrived promptly and was well packaged. The saw was double boxed with most items sealed in plastic bags. On opening the and unpacking the items I thought at one point the saw had already been used, but the packaging would indicate it had not been used. The fence rail is aluminium and is marked and dirty. Not what I would expect for a new item the saw itself looked as if it had been wiped with a very dirty damp cloth. The rip fence handle is marked. The ratchet lever that holds the tilt quadrant is an M6 female lever. The threads were stripped clean and unable to be used. So I am unable to set up and use the bandsaw until I get delivery of a new M6 ratchet lever which I have ordered. It would appear that the bandsaw is new but the condition of some items would indicate it has been used or that not enough care has been taken in assembling the unit. I would suggest that the quality control at the manufacturing plant prior to boxing up leaves a lot to be desired and reflects badly on axminster who generally have good quality tools.
22 March 2017
Great little band sawREAD THE MANUAL FIRST. Take your time setting up, mine was delivered without a manual, but Axminster emailed me a copy and are sending a hard copy via snail mail, so all good there, before you start to adjust the blade, TIGHTEN EVERY BOLT on the back of the saw, as mine were all loose, and I wasted two hours trying to set blade in correct position it was only when I was ready to launch it, I realised the fly wheel bolts were all loose, so I checked every bolt and they were all the same, so once I tightened the bolts set up took about 20 mins, so save yourself time and frustration and check them first. I just used it to cut some pen blanks, and it's great, cuts nice and true straight lines, very pleased with end result, and noise is at a minimum, so happy days, I would recommend this bandsaw.
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.