Axminster Trade Series AW10BSB2 Saw Bench
Axminster Trade Series AW10BSB2 Saw Bench
£925.08 - £1,616.26 (£770.90 - £1,346.88 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade Series AW10BSB2 Saw Bench

  • Compact sized medium duty sawbench for trade use
  • Sheet steel body & cast iron table with ground surface
  • Sheet steel side support and rear feed off tables included
  • 254mm diameter TCT blade gives up to 75mm depth of cut
  • Optional cast iron table extensions give up to 840mm cutting width against fence
  • Optional sliding table kit for crosscutting up to 1,220mm wide
  • 2.2kW 1ph induction motor, requires 16 amp supply, plug fitted
  • Available as the standard saw bench (with options available) or as a complete kit with options included
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£925.08 - £1,616.26 (£770.90 - £1,346.88 Ex. VAT)

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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. A full length rip fence, locked onto rails at the front and back of the table, and also with a micro positioning adjustment ensures straight rip cuts. A mitre fence slides in a T-slot groove in the table. Both the blade height and tilt controls are conveniently located and lock in position.

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.

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 most jobs in the workshop.

There is also a complete kit version that includes all of the above at a moderate saving of cost.

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Specification

Specification

Blade Tilt 0° to 45°
Dust Extraction Outlet 100mm
Max Depth of Cut @ 45deg 60mm
Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg 75mm
Max Ripping Width 610mm
Max Width of Cut with Fence 840mm
Min Extraction Airflow Required 1,000m³/hr
Model AW10BSB2
Nett Weight 184kg
Overall L x W x H 1,170 x 800 x 865mm
Power 2.2kW 230V 1ph
Rating Trade
Speed 3,500rpm
Table Height 865mm
Table Size 800 x 830mm incl side table
Table Size With Extensions 800mm x 1,170mm
Voltage 230V
Blade Diameter 254mm
Bore Size 30mm
Reviews (19)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews

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Ulf

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).
Last review I had a little tweaking to do due to misalignment (after a few months of use) of the blade to the table. A very serviceminded gentleman at Axminster support, within 24 h of my sending the request, instructed me as how to fix that, and sure enough: Now the blade and the fence are dead on parallell to the slots! The mitre gauge that came along with the saw "isn't really the best", but who would expect, right? I'm using pretty simple and cheap saw blades and I have a little run out (wobble) all the time. This may be due to irregularities in the arbor nut or bolt (I don't know which), but with zero clearance inserts and sleds one can work himself around that, I think.

So, finally final: This is a good saw for the price, but experienced woodworkers and furniture makers would want to spend a little (or not so little) more for another one. For me, as the hobbyist I am, I could never justify bying a Powermatic or a SawStop or something similar, so this will have to do. And I'm quite happy with that! =)
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Rob Speak

29 March 2017

A great saw

Further 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.

It's great when needed and can be a pain when not. Best to try before you buy!
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Rafal

10 March 2017

Great saw

Been 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
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Pshersby

12 February 2017

Good saw, needs setting up well

I've been using this for a couple of weeks Assembly was fine, the pallet is small and goes through a normal door, the delivery chap helpful as always. A couple of pictures in the manual seemed to make no sense things seemed to be on the wrong side and it took me a few minutes to realise some images are flipped left to right and there seem to have been a few changes. Riving knife could not be set at less than 8mm gap and needed minor modification. Has no feet for some reason (although it has holes for them) so if your floor is uneven plan ahead.

I've listed the things I had to attend to in terms of tuning the saw, it looks like quite a lot but these are minor tuning matters. They don't really dimish my view that it is a good value competent saw, and with a little attention to setting up it is producing acurate, square, clean cuts, effortlessly and is solid and stable.

The supplied blade is fairly good, ripping 25mm oak and hardwood ply nicely, but a lot of tear out on cross grain, I have another premium blade to fit, but won't bother until I take this one out to clean. The original insert has a very wide mouth because it is intened to be used at all angles, it was also not flush with the table and I ended up shimming it about 0.2mm, I also took the opportunity to debur the edges of both it and the table rebate. Needing to cut some ply across the finish grain, I ended up making a zero clearance insert out of 12mm ply (you have to rebate to fit the shallow rebate in the table, so use a good quality ply or some type of plastic). It made a massive difference. All this is easy stuff that is really about tuning up a saw. The big question is if the table is square to the blade and it was! and the fence was easy to adjust and runs smoothly. Contrary to some comments I found the front and back rails fairly easy to fit. I don't like the magnifier on the scale, it is raised a long way from the actual scale and therefore major parallax error is possible, I'm planning to add a thin piece of perspex with a fine scratch underneath much closer to the scale to act as a second line to solve that. The micro adjustment is not a micro adjustment, it is just a geared way to move the fence, it meshes with a saw tooth track under the front (which is quite sharp), I'm thinking I might take all that off, I don't like hidden sharp edges. The belt was set a bit too tight, easily adjusted. Mitre slide is far too loose in the groove, I don't see how you could use that really. I decided to make a simple cross cut sled, this is where I discovered that although the groves are parallel as they pass the blade, they are actually a shade wider at the table edge (not further apart, just the slot widens a tiny bit for the front 50mm), which is where I measured the fit for my slides of course! They have quite poor finish to the inside edges, some gentle honing with a diamond card improved that problem painlessly Dust collection is not great, I may need to make some modifications. The dust collection above the blade is ineffective, not unique to this saw.

Overall in use, working well, stable, fairly quiet, blade and angle setting smooth and quick, zero degree stop is accurate, adjusts to full depth. After adjusting the scale, I can quickly set a width accurately.
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Rob Speak

28 January 2017

A great saw

This was an early Christmas present to myself. I've upgraded from a contractors saw table which was good, but very limited even with the many jigs I made. I also bought the sliding table attachment as I make a lot of stuff out of sheet goods, and after struggling with the old saw, this is a revelation. The main downside is the space requirement. I went to the Warrington store to have a good look at it and it looked compact in such a large room, but it fills my workshop! I agree with much that has been written particularly about poor dust collection and inadequate instructions (where is the video Axminster??). The sliding table however makes mitre slots and the supplied mitre gauge rather irrelevant.
My main beef is with the blade guard which lets the whole thing down. It really gets in the way at times, and needs to come off for tenoning jigs and so on. I have seen independent, fully adjustable, ones hanging on a gantry on high end saws and making one for this saw looks like good project.
Overall a great tool and a world away from the old contractors saw.
Just out of interest I did a 5-cut test on one of the packaging sheets and got 820mm on one axis and 822mm on the other - an error of 1 in 420. I simply don't need any more accuracy than this.

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