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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 ratios. The 750W induction motor features an inverter drive to control the motor speed. This gives a speed across the range of 42-1001 m/min. By using the lower belt speed and reducing the motor speed, this machine can be used for cutting some types of metal, for example by using a fine pitch M42 blade this bandsaw will handle mild steel plate from 2 to 10mm thick. Thinner or harder materials cannot be cut in volume on this bandsaw. This model is a true all round machine, suitable for many projects using all kinds of materials.
To read a review supplied courtesy of My Time Media's Good Woodworking magazine, please go to "Downloads".
|Blade Length||1,854mm (73")|
|Blade Speed||Low 42m-660m/min, High 64m-1001m/min|
|Blade Width Min\Max||3-12mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||63mm|
|Max Depth of Cut||160mm (Wood)|
|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 to +45°|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||390m³/hr|
29 February 2016
Excellent machine and very well designed.As promised, my second review. Following intensive use during the last 2 weeks I am more than pleased with this bandsaw. The inverter motor drive is really useful for selecting the correct speed for various thicknesses of timber and plastics - I haven't as yet used it on any metals. The fence is really accurate and the blade is well supported with 3 bearings above and below the table. The insert around the blade is also steel - not a cheap plastic one. So a fantastic bit of kit - if you can afford it, go for the INV version as it a very handy feature.
11 February 2016
Heavy weight price but heavy weight machine.This machine replaces my Inca Euro 260, bought from Axminster in 1997, which has done many years of excellent service but spares are now unobtainable. The BS11-INV is a serious bit of kit - expensive but the design team seem to have thought about all the features it comes with. I have no room for a floor mounted machine and now have all 66 kilos of it fixed to my bench. As a luthier (www.alanmillerguitars.co.uk) I needed a band saw that will be in constant use - one of the jobs it does is to cut 120mm x 3mm ribs (sides) for my guitars. It is solidly built and setting up for various types of blades is straightforward. I have no hesitation in recommending this machine and I may add more comments after 2/3 months use.