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The Axminster Hobby Series HBS310N is a medium sized floor standing bandsaw for general hobby use. A strong steel fabricated body features a tapered rear column offering greater rigidity. Cutting depth is easily controlled by a handwheel operated rack and pinion with balanced, cast alloy wheels to support the blade. The substantial, ground, cast iron table tilts smoothly up to 45° and is unusually large for a machine of this size. A standard 19mm channel is machined into the table and a close fitting all alloy mitre fence is included. The rip fence slides smoothly on a front aluminium extrusion and has a roller support bearing at the rear running in an alloy channel. The fence can also be turned through 90° when smaller items need to be cut and is locked with a quick action cam lever, securely clamping at both the front and rear. Ball bearing roller blade guides support the blade above and below the table which helps ensure straight cuts with a good finish together with a micro adjustment facility to enable accurate guide adjustment. The powerful 550W induction motor drives the blade through a pulley system giving a choice of two belt speeds. This allows the operator to select the correct speed for the task, saving undue stress on the blade and motor. This excellent bandsaw will satisfy the requirements of many enthusiastic hobby users in the home workshop. It’s supplied with mitre fence, rip fence, leg frame floor stand and a UK made Axcaliber blade.
|Blade Speed||360 & 720 m/min|
|Blade Width Min\Max||6mm (1/4") to 16mm (5/8")|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100mm|
|Max Depth of Cut||180mm|
|Max Width of Cut||305mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||265mm|
|Overall L x W x H||760 x 720 x 1,700mm|
|Power||550W 230V 1ph|
|Table Height on Stand||1,005mm|
|Table Size||500 x 400mm|
|Table Tilt||-5° to +45°|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||750m³/hr|
2 July 2016
Wasted 2 days on it, now sending it backAfter wasting another whole on Saturday on the bandsaw I think it is time to give up and send it back...
10 June 2016
Excellent piece of kit after replacing bladeI looked through a range of alternatives before choosing this model, and I have not been disappointed.
2 June 2016
Pleased but a few niggles.Only had the machine a couple of days but overall - so far so good. Considering the price, it seems a reasonable hobby machine. Seems sturdy enough and fairly quick and easy to put together (although fine tuning takes rather longer!). The main issues I found are as follows:-
1 June 2016
not to bad at all,I wanted something not to big and not too small. I went into the warrington store and they had everything lined up lovely. So I went for this one, I was worried that it might be too small reading about it online but it seems a little bigger in the flesh. I'd say its perfect for DIY and the light cabinet making I do.
28 January 2016
First bandsaw ever purchased.Purchased this online line and it came the next day. Stand was easy to assemble, lots of bolts but I purchased a lathe and stand a few months back and that was the same so was expecting it. Stand is solid and easy to put together. Once the saw was set up I took some time adjusting all the bearings and tightened the blade up a bit and it runs great. No problems so far, going to attempt to change the speed this week by changing the belt set up. All in all, read the instructions and take time setting the blade up right and you won't have any problems.