The first machine in our Model Engineer Series metal cutting bandsaw range is very functional and manufactured to a high standard. Especially suitable for the home Model Engineer where space may be tight but an accurate machine is required. Constructed mainly from cast alloy and cast iron, it has a larger, very rigid bow that enables a high degree of tension to be applied to the blade. The blade guides and blade tensioning system are also beefed up compared to the lighter model. The whole bow and motor assembly can be swiveled from 0° to 60° on the cast alloy base to create accurate bevels. The blade is firmly controlled by larger double ball bearing guides. The direct drive motor is fitted with variable speed, so speed can be adjusted to suit the task in hand. There is also the choice of a fully automatic function or it can be hand operated by a trigger switch on the bow. A locking Emergency Stop switch is fitted. A spring system supports the weight of the bow during both operations. A latching pin holds the bow in the closed position for ease of carrying. The vice is accurately made from cast iron for durability. This is a compact and very well made machine with enough capacity for most model engineering requirements and can be relied on to deliver an accurate performance every time.
|Blade Speed||23 to 75 m/min (var)|
|Blade Width||13 mm|
|Max Cap Rectangular||120 mm x 130 mm|
|Max Cap Round||125 mm|
|Max Cap @ 45º||70 mm x 120 mm or 70 mm round|
|Nett Weight||23 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||780 mm x 383 mm x 475 mm|
|Bandsaw Blade Length||1,440 mm (57")|
20 March 2017
Handy but not without faultI bought this saw some time ago (about 12 months I think). It has been a very useful addition to my workshop and is ver efficient for its size. The down sides - the vice is too far away from the blade so a large piece of metal needs to be clamped in the vice in order to cut off the required piece. It is not very accurate so expect some extra allowance for machining square. My saw has also started throwing the blade at the slightest snag. However it remains a useful addition to the workshop until I can afford a larger more professional machine.
1 June 2016
Nice bit of kitHad this saw for a few weeks now for making gates and railings. Ideal for flat bar and box section. Precise cutting.
23 October 2015
Great timesaverI heartily recommend this bandsaw, it saves copious amounts of time and elbow grease. But it has one problem, notice on the picture how the built in vise jaws are of unequal length. This means that you might have a problem to grip short things that you want to cut. Solution? Mod the shorter jaw with an extension piece. It took me a couple of hours but it was time well spent. Apart from that... I love this little workhorse.
26 January 2015
great budget sawI needed a way of repeatedly mitre cutting aluminium extrusions accurately, using something portable as my workspace is limited to one room at the moment. I hadn't envisaged that a bandsaw would be practical or within budget and was more or less resigned to buying a circular mitre saw and stand. I was steered towards the bandsaw by the High Wycombe staff and assured that the model engineer series was a good bet.