The Axminster Trade AW10BSB2 Saw Bench is a robust machine, constructed largely from cast iron and heavy gauge steel. The 254mm blade gives a cutting depth of up to 75mm, and is amply powered by a 2.2kW 1ph induction motor. The cast iron table gives great strength and rigidity as well as providing a smooth working surface. The rip fence is full length and is cam locked onto rails at the front and back of the table. It also has a sliding sub fence to make rip work safer and is also provided with a micro positioning adjustment to ensure accurate measurement. A mitre fence slides in a choice of T-slot grooves in the table either side of the blade. Both the blade height and tilt controls have decently large handles, are conveniently located and lock in position. A side access door is fitted to give easy access for maintenance.
The standard saw has a steel right hand side support table included; this gives 610mm cut to the fence, allowing full sized boards to be cut lengthways. A pressed steel feed-off table is also supplied, as is an Axcaliber 50T TCT general purpose blade. Dust extraction is provided on both the crown guard and under the blade for efficient dust control when connected to a suitable extraction system.
Further options are available: (1) a kit of two cast iron extension tables that can be fitted either one each side or both to the right of the blade, complete with longer fence rails; (2) a fully functioning sliding table kit to allow large board materials to be cut. When both options are fitted this saw bench becomes a very useful machine for many jobs in the workshop.
There is also a complete kit version that includes all of the above at a moderate saving of cost.
|Blade Diameter||254 mm|
|Blade Tilt||0° to 45°|
|Bore Size||30 mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100 mm|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 45deg||60 mm|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg||75 mm|
|Max Ripping Width||610 mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||840 mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,000 m³/hr|
|Nett Weight||184 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||1,170 mm x 800 mm x 865 mm|
|Table Size||800 mm x 830 mm incl side table|
|Table Size With Extensions||800 mm x 1,170 mm|
29 June 2017
ReviewThis is my very first table saw, and i have to saw its absolutely perfect for my needs. The blade and alignment were spot on straight out of the box. I needed a saw to perform a lot or precision cuts and this has not let me down yet. The saw comes with a Axminster blade which I would highly recommend. The angle adjustment is the only aspect I would fault. But this would be with any saw. I simply use an electronic level to ensure my angle cuts are accurate. I would imagine the saw to last a life time with my usage. Would highly recommend and the Axminster service is one of the best I have encountered.
21 June 2017
Great sawThis is a really great saw, powerful, extremely solid rip fence, and perfectly adequate mitre fence.
8 May 2017
Still a good saw for the money, but......I could never really get the sliding table extension to work to the desired accuracy, and since in my little shop it was a little too demanding of valuable space I took it off. I suppose I could get it working properly if need be, but I made other ways to work around it rendering it virtually meaningless (and therefore in my case a stupid investment).
29 March 2017
A great sawFurther to a previous review I have now used this for three months and (with the right blade) it is still a great saw. My main reason for commenting again is the sliding table accessory. It seemed a good idea to avoid the space requirement for a mitre saw, but has its drawbacks. It works well, is quick, accurate and moreover safe, and can cut much wider pieces than a mitre saw. The problems come when not cross cutting. It gets in the way! I have a 10 x 16 feet workshop and it's not really big enough. In use the table runs just above the level of the main deck and the distance from table to blade is too large for small pieces or jointing cuts, but too close to use the left hand mitre track. It also blocks the access hatch and taking it on and off regularly is not an option because it is incredibly heavy and has to be reset when put back on.
10 March 2017
Great sawBeen using this saw for few days now. Assembling was straight forward and after testing it's quite accurate. The only problem is dust extraction which isn't great but i found simple solution for that. Overall great saw