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 Width of Cut with Fence||610mm Standard 840mm with optional table extension set|
|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||800 x 1,170mm|
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.
24 August 2016
Good ValueI bought this saw 18 months ago and overall it has performed well. For the money you would be hard pressed to find something better on the market.
17 July 2016
Great saw benchI bought this machine about 3 months ago, just the basic 10" blade model without extensions or sliding table. I found the assembly instructions easy to follow and was ready to start using it within 4 hours of unpacking. I also bought a trolley base as I have a small workshop that needs to be an adaptable space whereby I can push the saw bench out of the way when not in use. It's surprising how easy it is to move 180kg with one of these! The saw feels very solid and robust, the fence is superb and alignment was spot-on without any adjustment. The machine is only let down by a poor quality mitre gauge, and I replaced mine soon afterwards with a UJK one that was on special offer at Axminster. The micro adjuster on the fence is pretty useless and I will just not bother with it. As others have said dust extraction is not great, but it is inevitable that a certain amount will get flung into the air with a 10" blade rotating at 3500 rpm, so wearing a face mask is a must in any case.
1 March 2016
Good saw for the price!Bought this saw from a Swedish dealer wired for 3-phase voltage outlets. Dead on straight and 90 deg cuts directly from the box! Not a heavy user - I have used it now and then for the last 18 months or so. But as I went in to my shop yesterday to rip some mdf I noticed that the back of the blade is a bit closer to the fence/table than the front. This means, of course, that the pieces I'm ripping bind up a little bit at the rear end of the blade and the cuts are no longer as clean as in the beginning (tearing appears at rear end). And the cuts are not "even enough" lengthwise either. When measuring width after a rip cut, front and back end differs too much for me to be satisfied. The rear end of the blade is at least some 0,5 mm closer to the mitre slots/fence than the front end. And that’s a 10-inch blade.