Axminster Trade Series BS11 Bandsaw
Axminster Trade Series BS11 Bandsaw
£1,092.29 (£910.24 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade Series BS11 Bandsaw

Code: 508475

  • Trade rated benchtop bandsaw, high quality construction, extremely versatile
  • Heavy gauge welded steel body, deep section cast iron table with ground surface
  • Rack and pinion adjustment of the table tilt and cutting depth for precision setting
  • Machined and balanced cast iron wheels for smooth running
  • Multi V belt drive with two belt ratios give high torque and long belt life
  • 750W fixed speed induction motor, for ample power
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£1,092.29 (£910.24 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Trade Series BS11 Bandsaw
  • UJK Technology Bandsaw Buddy
  • Axcaliber Premium Blade 1,854mm(73") x 12.7mm(1/2") x 10-14 Tpi
Total: £1,144.93
Description

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Trade Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

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.

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Specification

Specification

Bandsaw Blade Length 1,854 mm (73")
Blade Speed 534 & 819 m/min
Dust Extraction Outlet 63 mm
Max Depth of Cut 160 mm
Max Width of Cut 250 mm
Max Width of Cut with Fence 220 mm
Min Extraction Airflow Required 390 m³/hr
Model BS11
Nett Weight 60 kg
Overall L x W x H 590 mm x 540 mm x 850 mm
Power 750 W (230V 1ph)
Rating Trade
Table Height 340 mm
Table Size 350 mm x 350 mm
Table Tilt 5° - 0° - 45°
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews

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Frederick Day

10 May 2017

Initial perceptions

I have not yet used this machine, therefore a fuller report will follow at a later date. This review limits itself to first impressions.
The machine arrives well packed. The base of the packing is a small wooden pallet, the rest being thick substantial cardboard. Removing the cardboard is easy. Opening reveals an A4 full colour manual and the machine located in a well sealed large plastic bag .
The manual is illustrated with full colour pictures laid out in a helpful logical progression. Information contained is easy to understand and follow It is extremely comprehensive and includes an exploded parts diagram accompanied by part numbers.
This is a heavy machine and first impressions dictate that is very well made. The casing is made from steel and certainly gives the impression of quality. A trolley of some description is advised to move the item. It is well painted and attractive to look at. Currently I am extremely pleased with this purchase and it certainly gives the impression that care has been taken during manufacture.
Further reviews will be added at a later date after commissioning.
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Paul

27 January 2017

Excellent piece of kit

I 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:
1) The cutting height adjustment knob is only 25mm diameter - much too small for my increasingly arthritic fingers to grasp and twist comfortably. I've fitted a 60 mm diameter knob courtesy of eBay.
2) As mentioned in a commentary elsewhere on this site about the sister variable speed saw, the retaining nut for the fence micro adjuster falls out of its track if the fence is pushed all the way back to maximise the saw throat. This is a silly niggle that could easily be rectified by making the fence locating track a centimetre or so longer.
3) The shim steel blade side guard which extends out of the upper wheelcase when the cutting height is lowered, rubs against the blade. You would have to be a contortionist with a determination to damage yourself to actually contact the blade without this guard in place, so I took it off.

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