The Axminster AW12SBSB2 315mm Saw Bench is robustly made and constructed largely from cast iron and heavy gauge sheet steel. It has large cutting capacities and is a good choice for the trade workshop. The 315mm blade gives a cutting depth of up to 100mm and is amply powered by a 3kW 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.
The standard saw has a steel right hand side support table included, this gives 650mm cut to the fence, allowing full sized boards to be cut lengthways. A pressed steel feed-off table is also supplied. Dust extraction is provided on both the crown guard and under the blade for efficient dust control, an extraction air flow of at least 1,000m³/hr is recommended. A side access door is fitted to give easy access for maintenance. Supplied with an Axcaliber 60T TCT general purpose blade. Please note: a 16amp supply will be required. This machine is compact in size but ready for work in the home or light trade workshop.
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||100 mm|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 45deg||75 mm|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg||100 mm|
|Max Ripping Width||635 mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||1,160 mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,000 m³/hr|
|Nett Weight||215 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||2,030 mm x 840 mm x 865 mm|
|Power||3kW 230V 1ph|
|Table Size||800 x 870mm incl side table|
|Table Size With Extensions||800mm x 1,480mm|
|Blade Diameter||315 mm|
|Bore Size||30 mm|
4 March 2017
Film industryI work on carpentry department in the big major films, in U.K
27 September 2015
AW12BSB2I bought this saw with all the table extension etc.
20 January 2015
Axminster Trade Series AW12BSB2 Saw BenchI bought this saw 2 weeks before Christmas 2014 as Axminster had it on sale for a fantastic price of £850.00. I originally was going to buy its little brother which cost £800.00 and I thought for an extra £50.00 why not go for the 12" saw, I can honestly say, for me it was well worth it. The delivery was scheduled for 7/1/2015 and I received it one day early, in my opinion a fantastic delivery service and the gentleman who delivered the saw could not have been anymore helpful.
11 January 2015
Good valueI’ve been using this saw for 11 months now so feel qualified to write (what I hope is) a useful review. The saw is basic but is sturdily made, powerful, and reliable. It is well built and fairly simple to set up, and once done the saw is easy to use and gives repeatable accuracy. The fence is lovely - adjusting it is a smooth, one-handed operation and it locks both ends. I do have a few gripes though.
1 January 2015
Fantastic table saw with very powerful motor.Got the saw at amazingly good price, had been watching the price for months without change, then dropped to ~£850 from just under £1000 Now its up to just under £1100 feeling very pleased on the price front.