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The SBW3501B with its high specification and modest price, is a very popular machine for the trade or home workshop. The combination of rigidly built steel body, large, finely ground cast iron table, deep section rip fence and micro adjustable ball bearing blade guides produces the high level of performance demanded by both trade and amateur craftsmen. The rip fence runs on a calibrated aluminium extrusion and is locked firmly in place with a lever, giving a solid and accurate location. The adjustable precision mitre fence is T-slotted into the table for added safety and accuracy. The table tilt quadrants are set very widely apart to give the maximum support to the table and to make the tilt action very smooth. Cutting depth is controlled by a well engineered rack and pinion system, with a lock to set the guides into position. At the rear of the machine are the blade tracking control, the blade tension indicator and a quick action blade tension lever, useful for both blade changing and for releasing the tension on the blade when the machine is not in use. The powerful induction motor transmits its power via a multi-groove flat belt, ensuring smooth running and zero slip. Safety features include a motor brake, interlocked and micro-switched doors and an emergency stop switch. Beautifully made and sure to please. Supplied complete with floor stand, rip fence, mitre fence and an Axcaliber Premium blade.
|Blade Width Min\Max||3mm(1/8")/19mm(3/4")|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100mm|
|Max Depth of Cut||200mm|
|Max Width of Cut||340mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||300mm|
|Overall L x W x H||690 x 720 x 1,770mm|
|Power||0.75kW 230V 1ph|
|Table Height on Stand||1,060mm|
|Table Size||500 x 356mm|
|Table Tilt||-5° to +45°|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,000m³/hr|
12 December 2014
Good machine - excellent valueHaving struggled with a very old bench-top machine for over 30 years, I decided to splash out and buy a really good bandsaw. I am a hobby woodworker, working in garage workshop. I did look at the "Hobby" series of machines, both on-line and in Axminster stores. What led me to decide on this machine were several features. First the excellent cast-iron table, second the fence, and third the easy blade tensioning. Having looked at the manual on-line (PDF document), I assumed this would be included with the machine - not so! The supplied manual is fairly basic, and does not cover enough details to make it useful! However, the PDF colour manual is essential to correct assembly and operation of the saw! A quick contact to Axminster, and a printed out version of the manual was on its way to me. Well done Axminster!