Axminster Hobby Series HBS250N Bandsaw
Axminster Hobby Series HBS250N Bandsaw
£322.61 (£268.84 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series HBS250N Bandsaw

Code: 508204

  • Compact, hobby rated machine of steel and cast iron construction
  • Rigid body construction allows high blade tension for increased accuracy
  • Upper and lower ball bearing blade guides, gives better blade control
  • Large, rigid, quick locking rip fence, doors fitted with safety switches
  • Useful depth of cut - 120mm with 245mm width of cut
  • Supplied with cabinet, enhanced rip fence and mitre fence
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£322.61 (£268.84 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series HBS250N Bandsaw
  • Axcaliber High Carbon Blade 1,790mm(70.1/2") x 13mm(1/2") x 6 Tpi
  • Axminster Universal Mobile Base
  • Axminster Hobby Series MS210S 215mm Mitre Saw
Total: £560.64

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Hobby Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

The Axminster Hobby HBS250N bandsaw is a smaller floor standing model with a storage cabinet, rip fence and alloy mitre fence. The extruded aluminium rip fence is cam locked and supported at the rear by a ball bearing with rails allowing the full cutting width up to the frame. The machine is fabricated from sheet steel with a very rigid tapered back column, as well as a cast iron table and balanced cast alloy wheels; these features are usually only found on much bigger machines. The stiffness of the steel fabrication allows the blade tension to be much higher than most bandsaws of this size helping to reduce the blade vibration and increase accuracy. The blade is well supported with ball bearing guides both above and below the table. Unusually in a bandsaw of this size, the back edge of the blade runs on the face of the rear thrust bearings rather than the side. Both doors are fitted with safety micro switches meaning that the motor will cut out should a door be opened while the machine is in use. As an entry level bandsaw, the HBS 250N is difficult to fault; compact in size yet with surprising capabilities . The bandsaw is supplied with mitre fence, storage cabinet stand and a UK made Axcaliber blade.



Blade Speed 660 & 960 m/min
Blade Width Min\Max 6mm (1/4") to 13mm (1/2")
Dust Extraction Outlet 63mm
Max Depth of Cut 120mm
Max Width of Cut 245mm
Max Width of Cut with Fence 220mm
Model HBS250N
Nett Weight 43.5kg
Overall L x W x H 420 x 410 x 1,500mm
Power 370W, 230V, 1ph
Rating Hobby
Table Height on Stand 990mm
Table Size 340 x 340mm
Table Tilt 5° - 0° - 45°
Min Extraction Airflow Required 390m³/hr
Bandsaw Blade Length 1,790mm (70")
Bandsaw Wheel Diameter 250mm
Reviews (15)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.2 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Bob Johnson

19 April 2017

A really nice saw

I've owned a AWSBS2 band saw (the model number for this saw before they created the hobby range) for many years. I'm a professional guitar maker and bought this saw to save space in my workshop. It's just about the smallest saw that will do what I need doing. It regularly saws 100mm thick maple, mahogany ebony and many other hardwoods and will cut out a 50mm thick guitar body in minutes. I can't understand many of the criticisms of this saw because I've never had any of the problems mentioned. Setting up a bandsaw and using it properly are skills that are only acquired with proper training and can't expect to just buy it today and use it to perfection tomorrow. I've had many years, probably thousands of hours of stirling service out of mine and would recommend it to anybody. Bob Johnson, Legra Guitars.


12 December 2016

Brilliant Machine

1. great saw, its good for a beginner and amateurs.
2. I have seen no bad design , however the ability to put wheel on instead of feet is something to look into when a new model comes out.
3. I read the reviews about the saw stalling however after cutting many long rip cuts of oak I cant fault the machine, the stalling was down to user error, the stalling is to do with how fast you push the wood into the blade the saws doing the work not you and will take time to cut larger bits of hardwood
4. Accuracy for a saw in this price range i have seen a £2,000 machine cut worst than this; setup is key for a Bandsaw and should not be overlooked, these machines are not plug and play machine.
5. setting up the saw , looking at the manual it does go in to detail about set up and also what different knobs and screws do on the saw, all you need to do is sit with a warm beverage and read it before you do anything with the saw. I say this as these machines will not take any prisoners when it comes down to fingers. please read the instruction as every saw is different.
Still a good saw , most of the problems people face is due to the incorrect use of the saw and user error, nothing else(unless there is a fault with the machine)

Guy Clarkson

1 October 2016

Excellent bit of Kit

I've just purchased one of these bandsaws second had from a friend- its a fantastic machine but it suffers the same problem as others have experienced in that an upgraded drive belt is required, i am having trouble locating the upgraded record drive belt that another reviewer has mentioned - can anyone provide a part number

Adam james

1 September 2016

An ok band saw, need's a part upgrade

Had it for I couple of months now, found that the tension on the drive belt kept going. It's a nice band saw but to get the performance you want you need to buy a replacement drive belt . I found a record power band saw belt that fit this for around £15, without a belt upgrade you will struggle to cut any thing over 1inch.

Prof. I. P. Symonds

16 June 2016

Great Value for Money Bandsaw.

I'm just going to ignore the Doctors review as I can't believe it's about the same machine! The cabinet was tricky to work out which part was which, but I soon figured it out and ALL the holes lined up! Imagine that! There was even four holes to mount the Bandsaw to the top of it. Amazing! I have proclaimed myself a professor in celebration of my fine assembly skills...
This is my first Bandsaw, and purchase from Axminster. I am very pleased with the build quality, much better than some other hobby power tools I own. The bed was a perfect 90' to the blade, but the fence needed tweeking by adjusting the rail position.
I did a test cut on a 2" square, 12" long piece of Beech hardwood it did seem to slow the motor when I fed the timber through with a bit of force. The cut was straight and pretty smooth, and the motor is surprisingly quiet. I think the blade tension and guide position was spot on on this saw. I am certain if you are struggling to cut a softwood like Pine...there's something that requires adjusting.
All in all, for the money you pay you get a great little Bandsaw, a Cabinet/stand and a spare blade, great value for money and you don't have to be a professor to use it properly - there's a manual to help you.

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