This benchtop bandsaw is made to exacting standards to encompass all the features found on top quality floor standing machines. Designed in house, we set out to create a bandsaw with many unique features. The one piece frame is made from heavy gauge welded steel and is extremely rigid to withstand high blade tensions. A cast iron deep section table is fitted, featuring a ground table surface and a rack and pinion tilt mechanism with indexing stops for common angles. The heavy gauge alloy rip fence is mounted on a cast alloy bracket which also incorporates a fine width adjustment. The fence is clamped with a cam action lever, easily released to allow swift adjustment. Blade guides are all ball bearing with micro adjustment for accurate control. The top guide is mounted on a steel hexagon bar for stiffness and adjusted for height by a small rack and pinion system. A pair of cast iron band wheels, nicely machined and balanced are driven by a multi V belt with a choice of two speeds. The BS11 features a 750W fixed speed induction motor, great for cutting all types of wood. Supplied with a 1/2" x 6tpi bandsaw blade.
|Blade Speed||534m/min & 819m/min, 2 speed|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||63mm|
|Max Depth of Cut||160mm|
|Max Width of Cut||250mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||220mm|
|Overall L x W x H||590 x 540 x 850mm|
|Power||750W (230V 1ph)|
|Table Size||350 x 350mm|
|Table Tilt||5° - 0° - 45°|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||390m³/hr|
|Bandsaw Blade Length||1,854mm (73")|
10 May 2017
Initial perceptionsI have not yet used this machine, therefore a fuller report will follow at a later date. This review limits itself to first impressions.
27 January 2017
Excellent piece of kitI bought this to replace my 9 year old Electra Beckum BAS 250G after eventually conceding I needed a saw with better sawing depth capability. I looked at several wheeled floor standing saws, but I was drawn to this one because I really wanted a machine which retained the chest-high table height of a typical benchtop saw. This Axminster saw seems to be in a class of one in this respect. Yes, it may seem expensive - but the areas where the money has been invested are clear to see and experience. The whole package exudes a feel of solidity - it weighs twice as much as the Electra Beckum despite only offering the same 250 mm throat. The cast iron wheels , substantial cast iron table and thicker steel frame are the culprits, but each factor is a positive contribution to the performance of the saw. I am really pleased with it - it does everything I was hoping for. The blade guide bearings are a revelation after the Electra - easy to adjust and a very robust feel to them. The cutting height adjustment rack has no backlash and maintains blade guide alignment over the full range of adjustment. Overall I am very pleased with it - there are just a couple of very minor niggles which I feel Axminster could easily resolve: