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Axminster Hobby Series HBS250N Bandsaw
Axminster Hobby Series HBS250N Bandsaw
£299.96 (£249.97 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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£299.96 (£249.97 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series HBS250N Bandsaw
  • Pack of 5 Blades 1,790mm(70.1/2")
  • Axminster LED Flexi-Light
  • Axminster Hobby Series MS210S 215mm Mitre Saw
Total: £514.23

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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 Length 1,790mm
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° to +45°
Wheel Diameter 250mm
Min Extraction Airflow Required 390m³/hr
Reviews (13)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.1 out of 5 based on 13 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


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.

Dr. T. O'Neill

28 May 2016

Rubbish saw

I am arranging to return the Hobby saw I received last week. It is an absolute load of Chinese rubbish. The assembly of the cabinet was bad enough (holes didn't line up, some out by 1/2 an inch) but I 've used it for the first time today and the motor is totally inadequate to cut pine, never mind any hardwoods. It took me 10 minutes to cut one Tenon and kept stalling when cutting my 3" x2" pine piece of wood. Luckily, the blade managed to remain in one piece.
I have been a keen advocate of Axminster for some time but not any more. Until they stop buying Chinese rubbish and rely on the better quality suppliers they will not have any more of my money!

In Phil Traitor

9 December 2015

Good little saw

Had mine for a few months now and have given it some stick, its coped well and the clearance is great for 100mm+ wood. Done a lot of rip cuts through 4" post which it managed pretty easily at first. Thereafter the drive belt needed continuous re-tensioning and I've had the motor on its max swing to keep it driving. Called to get a replacement as the manual gives zero detail and the guys at Axminster have sent a free replacement to me- super service! (incidentally the part code is 210256). Still I'm concerned it'll stretch just as quick so I've done a bit of measuring up and found a close spec. so for those with a similar issue and want to pimp up their saw I've gone for a 13" (330mm) 4-rib j-section poly-V belt ( 300J) at 2.34mm pitch. The only other slight disappointment is the mitre guard, which is pretty rubbish, again a better replacement with an easier to read scale (not one choked with paint) would be a good investment, however the channel on this saw is quite narrow and most mitre fence's seem to suit a 17-19mm track. so I'm still on the hunt. Despite those small issues the saw suits me well and I'm more than happy with it.

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