The Axminster Trade PS315 Panel Saw has been designed for the small trade joinery workshop or keen home furniture maker. The saw features a high torque 2.8kW input 1ph induction motor, retractable scoring blade, a deep section cast iron table, fully welded heavy gauge steel chassis and a cast iron rip fence holder. The good sized cast iron main table is fitted with a cast iron extension table making a combined surface of 820 x 800mm, plus a further steel plate extension to give a total working surface of 1,260 x 800mm. The 1,600mm sliding table is smooth running, fully adjustable to be true to the table and blade, and gives a travel of 1,300mm through the blade. A crosscut support table, with a telescopic support arm, can be positioned anywhere along the side of the sliding table and has a telescopic fence 1,200-2,200mm long, enough for full size boards. This can easily be removed without tools for storage if required. A heavy gauge cast iron rip fence holder and deep section alloy fence rail is included. The fence rail can be easily adjusted for both rip or crosscut work, and is rigidly locked with a cam clamp. The fence rail can also be re-positioned for thin work pieces. A powerful 2.8kW input 230V, 1ph high torque motor drives both the cutting blade and a scoring blade. The size of the cutting blade can be a choice of 254 or 315mm, without removing the scoring blade. The split scoring blade is easy to adjust through the table top and can be retracted below the surface when not required. Smooth acting blade controls with position locks, efficient dust extraction and an easily adjustable rip fence contribute to ease of use. Included as standard are a 315mm Axcaliber TCT fine cut main blade, split scoring blade, a rear feed-off table, small mitre fence (of a clever design for use on the sliding table with a work clamp), an edge shoe and table support legs. N.B. 16A supply required, plug fitted.
|Blade Tilt||0° to 45°|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100 mm|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 45deg||80 mm|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg||100 mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||1,200 mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,000 m³/hr|
|Nett Weight||285 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||1,600 mm x 1,540 mm(+740 mm crosscut table) x 865 mm|
|Power||2.8 kW (max input) 2.2kW output 230V 1ph|
|Scoring Blade Bore||20 mm|
|Scoring Blade Diameter||100 mm|
|Table Height||865 mm|
|Table Size||380 mm x 800 mm|
|Blade Diameter||254 mm or 315 mm|
|Bore Size||30 mm|
|Sliding Table Dimensions||1,600 mm x 270 mm|
|Sliding Table Stroke||1,300 mm|
1 March 2017
Great Saw - Let down by accessoriesThe saw is great everything you could want from this kind of machine, excellent power, great sliding table, scoring blade, and easy to align blades etc. the reason i haven't given 5/5 is possibly the most important part of the unit is very poor - the guide rail. its such a pain to have to undo IN ITS ENTIRETY and remove just to move back along the support table attached to the slider to allow a wider piece to be cut, it should have a quick release for something like that and if the sliding table could only slide literally 1 1/2" more, if you try to cut a full size ply panel across the last inch isn't reached by the blade unless you crank the blade up to its max height. that stop for a brief moment to crank the blade up means the cut line isn't sharp and the end of the cut. small details which don't do the rest of the machine any favours because the machine is excellent and would be perfect if not for those details.
9 January 2017
Good saw let down by poor dust extraction around the saw blade guard.Recently took ownership of this saw which was delivered on time. It was well packed and in good condition. I was glad I ordered the mobile base as it makes moving it around a doddle. Basically it is a very good saw, my only complaint is with the dust extraction which is nowhere as good as on my previous saw, a Kity 619. I have a heavy duty wall mounted system which I purchased from Axminster several years ago which has plenty of suction but unfortunately my workshop gets covered in a lot of dust. I have had a good look at the blade guard and think the problem lies with the position and size of the extraction hole, also there seems to be a lot of open spaces around the blade and guard which allows the suction to escape. The hose to the crown guard has very little suction above the blade. I think that Someone from Axminster should have a good look at this with a view to improving this, otherwise a good saw.
26 March 2016
great value for moneyReceived my ps315 panel saw a couple of weeks ago and I, ve been putting it through its passes.