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The Axminster Hobby HBS350N is a floor standing bandsaw that will carry out almost all jobs that any keen hobby woodworker or woodturner demands. The strong steel welded body features a tapered rear column design for greater rigidity. Cutting depth is precisely controlled by a handwheel operated rack and pinion whilst the substantial, surface ground, cast iron table tilts easily up to 45° on widely spaced trunnions for bevel or mitre work. The rip fence operates smoothly on a front aluminium rail and has a roller guide bearing at the rear running in a steel channel. A fine width control system is included and the fence can also be turned through 90° when smaller items need to be cut. It’s also locked with a quick action cam lever, and clamps securely at both front and rear. Ball bearing roller blade guides with micro adjustment support the blade above and below helping ensure straight cuts with a good finish. Power is provided by an 850W induction motor driving a belt through a two speed pulley to allow heavy or finer cuts to be taken. This top of the range model uses balanced, cast iron wheels which run smoothly to give adequate inertia to the blade. Twin 100mm dust outlets are provided, one positioned beneath the table providing excellent dust extraction. A wide selection of blades can be fitted, suitable for all types of cutting tasks on this machine. The leg frame stand is included and can be fitted with an optional mobility wheel set (508207). This is a very well specified bandsaw and ought satisfy the discerning requirements of many enthusiastic home woodworkers. It’s supplied with mitre fence, leg stand and a UK made Axcaliber blade.
|Blade Speed||600 & 720 m/min|
|Blade Width Min\Max||6mm (1/4") to 16mm (5/8")|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100mm x 2|
|Max Depth of Cut||200mm|
|Max Width of Cut||325mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||285mm|
|Overall L x W x H||760 x 720 x 1,700mm|
|Power||850W 230V 1ph|
|Table Height on Stand||995mm|
|Table Size||480 x 535mm|
|Table Tilt||-5° to +45°|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||850m³/hr|
26 February 2016
Needs better quality controlThe staff at Cardiff store have been perfect with there customer relations and helping to sort out this band saw. Lets start at the beginning with the bottom back guide not moving, I discovered this was due to the pressed washer behind it being put in the wrong way, turn it round and it works fine.( at a later date I found the top back guide was the same) When the store technician came round to look at the machine he discovered that there was not enough clearance for the top back guide so he had to grind some of the Aluminum housing away, he then checked the machine set up and was pleased with that. In the instruction manual it shows a picture of the underside guides ( Fig 41) and tells you about this nut and how to adjust it, well there is no nut underneath, but there are two small hex bolts which are the adjuster, an Allen key is provided to adjust these, but its virtually impossible to slacken the hex bolts or tighten them without taking the table off. I have modified an allen key so I don't have to take the table every time I change a blade.
11 November 2014
Hobby BandsawHobby user took delivery a few months ago. This is a solidly constructed saw at the top end of the Axminster hobby range. So far it has done everything asked of it. I was debating between this saw and the bottom of the range trade band saw (SBW3501B) but went for this hobby saw after attending a demo day at the Basingstoke Axminster store. There is a good range of blades available - the saw comes with a blade already in it (I guess to stop the inside mechanism moving in transit) and an additional 6tpi general purpose blade. Instructions for assembly and blade changing are really good and clear. Accepting delivery was a little challenging as the saw weighs about 100kg and it arrived in a wooden crate on the back of a large lorry. Got there in the end and it was worth the effort. Twinned with the Axminster extractor (AWEDE2) and working well.
12 April 2014
Axminster Customer ServiceI have purchased a number of items from Axminster and have always been more that satisfied with the quality and promptness of dispatch.