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||700 x 800 x 1,680mm|
|Power||550W 230V 1ph|
|Table Height on Stand||1,005mm|
|Table Size||500 x 400mm|
|Table Tilt||5° - 0° - 45°|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||750m³/hr|
|Bandsaw Blade Length||2,270mm (89")|
|Bandsaw Wheel Diameter||310mm|
21 April 2017
Good buy for the moneyMore than happy with this, was easy to assemble, it runs quietly, has roller race support for the blade top and bottom, the gate is easy to use, the table is finish ground, has lots of nice little features probably stolen from other manufacturers, however a good purchase I use it with 18 and 24 x 1/4" blades for cutting think aluminium, brass and copper which it does admirably also some thin wooden sections. For me it has been an excellent buy. My only criticism is that they will insist of fitting these cheap plastic discs where the saw passes through the table, it is cheap and nasty and the slot is too wide so drags thin material down into it but I will do the same as I did with the scroll saw and make a new aluminium one with a slot just wide enough for the blade, other than that happy.
15 March 2017
should`ve bought a secondhand startrite insteadbought this bandsaw last week for over 500 direct from axminster cardiff, tbh it`s not up to the job, once i set it up and tried to cut some 1x6 inch timber the blade just slows down and stops under pressure, its noisy under powered and seriously can`t even handle a piece of 1x6 timber, say`sin the manual it has twin speed 360 and 740 but how does it change speed as there is no switch or anything visible.
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:-