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.
|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|
|Overall L x W x H||1,170 x 800 x 865mm|
|Power||2.2kW 230V 1ph|
|Table Size||800 x 830mm incl side table|
|Table Size With Extensions||800mm x 1,170mm|
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
12 February 2017
Good saw, needs setting up wellI'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.
28 January 2017
A great sawThis 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.