This 762mm(30") scroll saw is the largest from a range of three with some really different features not found on any other machine. It is 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 which gives from 400-1,500 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 optional extra. 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 and not the same as any other.
|Arm Tilt||35° - 0° - 45°|
|Cuts per Minute||400-1,550|
|Max Depth of Cut||51mm @ 90°|
|Overall L x W x H||1,100 x 394 x 387mm|
|Table Size||358 x 825mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||63mm|
12 January 2017
Amazing machine!!I bought this machine a couple of months ago after using the EX16 - another superb machine but too small for some of the projects I do - I can honestly say, hand on heart, this is the finest scroll saw I've ever used. Yes, it's expensive, and yes, it's big (REALLY BIG!!) - but there is something satisfying about hefting this huge machine out of it's massive box and onto your bench then standing back and not wondering where all that money went! As Brian said in a previous review, the build quality is excellent, everything about it say's "Let's get started" and when you do turn it on it feels solid, with hardly any vibration and it's quieter than a church mouse wearing slippers. I do a LOT of scroll sawing, making everything from fancy clocks to ornate boxes and frames, I've used numerous scrollsaws including the self proclaimed "Rolls Royce" of scrollsaws, Hegner - (a bit like Harley Davidsons, over priced and over rated I'm afraid) - and I'm happy to say I've finally found a machine whose value exceeds its price. Would I recommend this machine? Hell yeah!!
17 December 2016
brilleant machienjust used my new EX30 scroll saw for the ferst time abselutlly brilient well done Axminster thats wy i have been with you all theas years well done
10 November 2016
Great bit of kitI have just received my new EX30 scroll saw and what a beast it is! I already own another Axminster trade scroll saw and needed a saw with the largest table for my large Intarsia projects and this certainly fits the bill. The build quality is very nice and no rough castings etc, I decided to get the metal stand for it and good job as it weighs a ton so needs a very solid bench or stand. The blade fitting is quite fiddly but I think this will improve the more i use it and very impressed with dust extraction port that actually works well for a change.