Axminster Trade Series EX-16 Scroll Saw

Code: 101771

Axminster Trade Series EX-16 Scroll Saw

Code: 101771

£516.00 (£430.00 Ex. VAT)

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Key Features

Trade Classification & 3 Year Guarantee
  • Arm tilts 35° left and 45° right, tilting the blade, not the table, keeping the table level for better control and more accurate work
  • 50mm cutting thickness capacity, 405mm throat capacity
  • Large 305mm x 470mm epoxy painted table surface
  • Quick blade changes with finger operated blade clamps, no tools required
  • Easy access variable speed and blade tension controls
  • On-board dust blower, under table dust extraction port (63mm)

In Detail

This 405mm(16") scroll saw is the smallest of a range of three with some different features not found on any other machine. Constructed mainly from plate steel including a 7mm heavy gauge steel table with an epoxy painted surface. Two unique features make this machine stand out from any other. Firstly, the blade actuating arms are very short, driven by a lever and rod mechanism. This gives very high control of the blade plus exceptionally low vibration. Secondly, the whole arm assembly tilts 45° from the vertical right and 35° left, leaving the table horizontal. This allows much better control of the work, due to greater visibility and being able to work at a natural position. You are not fighting gravity or bending your wrists into awkward positions. This machine is not short of other features, having a variable speed control system giving from 400-1,400 strokes per minute. Blade changing is easy and tool free, with two hand clamps and a quick release lever. An air blower and work hold down are provided. Plus there is efficient dust collection when connected to a suitable fine dust extractor. You are recommended to permanently mount the machine onto your workbench or to one of the dedicated stands available as an option. Using unpinned blades means there is a large selection of blades available or you can use 150mm lengths of 1/4" bandsaw blade, ideal for cutting thicker materials. Supplied with an assortment pack of Swiss made Pegas blades. This is a serious machine for craft or joinery work, not the same as any other.

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Arm Tilt 35°-0°-45°
Cuts per Minute 400-1,400
Max Depth of Cut 51mm @ 90°
Model EX-16
Motor Speed 1,550rpm
Nett Weight 24.5kg
Overall L x W x H 686 x 380 x 432mm
Power 320W 230V
Rating Trade
Stroke 18mm
Table Size 305 x 470mm
Throat 406mm
Dust Extraction Outlet 63mm
Reviews (3)

Reviews (3)


alexander barrow

15 August 2016

Axminster excalibur scroll saw

I am highly delighted with my saw purchased on Friday, up and running Saturday morning.
The staff at the warrington branch were most helpful offering advice and information


30 June 2016

Serious scrollers need look no futher than this machine,

Well I finally took the plunge after my Proxxon saw had the last rites given to it, don't get me wrong the Proxxon saw had been very reliable in the 3 years I'd had it, but it was used more or less every day and I basically flogged it to death. It certainly lasted far longer than the Hegner I had before that, which in all honesty was an over priced piece of junk despite the reputation. I'm sure others will disagree with me hey ho on that score.
So after much humming and ahhing I finally decided to take the plunge and go down the Excaliber route, only to find they are no longer imported, however Axminster must have bought the rights or the company because this is an exact clone, only with a few tweaks here and there like the addition of a NVR switch and one or two other little improvements.
I am now in a different world, yes it might be expensive, but it's built like a tank and is a heavy beastie to say the least, but you can justify the cost in just a few minutes after operating this machine. It's a complete joy to use and as yet I haven't found any faults with it whatsoever. I do a lot of fret type work and the blade clamping mechanism is superb, no fannying about with hex key's with this system, The actual blade clamp is so positive you only need to turn the knob finger tight and it's blade is then secure. The way the arm lifts up out of the way so you can locate the top of the blade into a pilot hole makes life incredibly easy and lets you do this in seconds. For bevel cuts etc, the saw turns over in either direction thus leaving the actual table horizontal, you wouldn't think this would be much of an advantage over other machines. But trust me it enables you to make beveled cuts with complete ease without having to try and contort ones hands in any kind of dangerous position.
I have removed the safety fence as I found this to be a bit of a hinderence when doing the kind of close fretwork I actually do, however it's easy to put back in position as and when the need arises, this will be when the grandchildren arrive and want to make something as they invariably often do. It's not something I'd recommend but the choice is yours to make on that score.
Another wonderful feature of this machine is its speed control which is excellent and very intuitive. Noise is kept to a bare minimum except when using the machine at its very highest speed. I personally work slowly and accurately and I think this is the first machine I've ever owned whereby you can actually have a normal conversation without the need to shout or turn the machine off. Vibration is also kept to a minimum although I would advise you place the machine on a sturdy bench as I have or perhaps invest in the appropriate stand that Axminster sell because as I mentioned it's a bit of a heavy beastie.
So in conclusion, yes it's expensive, but you get what you pay for in this world and as Axminster back it up with a 3 year guarantee I don't forsee any issues arising. This really is the Rolls Royce of scroll saws and I'm sure I won't regret spending that little bit extra for quality and my advice to any prospective owner would be if your serious about your work then there really is no viable alternative to this truly wonderful machine.


3 May 2016

ex 16 scrollsaw

Bought this machine a few months ago and found it to be a great wee machine with plenty of features and no problems with it so far . Would recommend it ..

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