Axminster Hobby Series FM300BC Extractor
Axminster Hobby Series FM300BC Extractor
£249.96 (£208.30 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series FM300BC Extractor

Code: 501264

  • 1.5kW 1ph 230V motor and 2,000 m³ air flow @ 100mm inlet
  • Large capacity with single 125mm and twin 100mm inlets
  • High flow efficiency impellor and collector housing
  • Base castors aid movement around the workshop
  • Plastic collection bag as standard
  • Optional pleated filter cartridge available to improve filtration
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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series FM300BC Extractor
  • Axminster Dust Extractor Waste Sack - 785mm x 1,200mm Yellow (Pkt10)
  • Axminster Hose Fixing Clip - 90-110mm
  • AWEDE/FM300BC/FM300SA Filter Cartridge
Total: £413.05

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Hobby Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

This extractor, with its 1.5kW motor, large capacity collection bag and twin 100mm hose inlets, will handle most single workshop machines. Use the single 125mm inlet or the twin 100mm adaptor for two smaller machines. The top cloth bag acts as the filter whilst the lower plastic bag collects the coarse dust and chippings. Plastic bags allow a number of bags to be filled and stored ready for bulk disposal. There are bag hooks to make changing a full bag easy. The extractor's filtration system can be upgraded with the addition of the cartridge filter. This has a large surface area of filter material, so does not reduce the airflow. A simple rotating handle is used to clean the filter. The solid connection tube between the impeller housing and collector creates an efficient air flow system. For best results, keep the hose size to a minimum of 100mm, using a smaller diameter hose will cause the air flow to drop markedly. Castors on the base allow for easy mobility around the workshop. This is a good, solid, simple extractor. Lengths of suitable inlet hose are listed under Dust Extraction Accessories. N.B. This machine uses waste sack size 785 x 1,200mm (501187).

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Airflow 2,000 m³/hr @ 100 mm / 2,500 m³/hr @ 125 mm
Bag Capacity 150 litre
Filter Performance 30 micron
Hose Diameter 1 x 125 mm or 2 x 100 mm
Model FM300B
Nett Weight 47 kg
Overall L x W x H 920 mm x 560 mm x 1,960 mm
Power 1.5 kW
Rating Hobby
Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K] 77 dB(A) [1.5 dB]
Static Pressure 1,950 Pa @ 100 mm
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



12 October 2018

Gone through 4 sack fills and still running great

I bought this as a package deal with the Axminster planer. This is the first Extractor I've owned and I am really happy with the build quality and performance. I've even started using this to vac the shop floor in surrounding area instead of my Festool vac. Only small annoyance is that fitting the bag on your own is not that easy as holding the bag up and doing the fastener belt is tricky. But this small fact won't brush off a star from my review. If you have long shavings, they can clog the suction port as there is a metal cross diving the port. I've never had it clog from using it with the planer. Overall, I am happy with my purchase and it has made my workflow a much better experience!


14 September 2018

Very happy with extractor

Firstly, ordering was simply and quick, delivery was also very quick and arrived sooner than I had expected.

Building it was easy, although the instruction book was missing information, such as what bolts to use where, but it didn't take much thinking to work it out as there isn't much to put together.

The extractor works well and seems to have plenty of suck, although physics seems to work it's weirdness on it, as reducing the size of the end connection or using a smaller hose, reduces the suction somewhat, which is counter intuitive. I guess this is the same for all extractors and it still seems to get rid of everything that comes out of sanders / saw / routers etc.

I've only had it just over a week, so cannot comment on it's longevity, but will update when I've had it a while longer. At the moment however, it runs well, isn't over noisy and the tools are louder than the extractor and for noisy applications I use ear defenders anyway.

As for vibration and fixings undoing as mentioned in other reviews, I haven't experienced this as of yet.

The only bad point is the off switch, it's a little stiff and takes more of a push than the on switched.

Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a decent hobby extractor.



25 March 2017

ok but..

power level excelkent for dust extraction from woodlathe. Build quality not great ...mounting to attack motor housing to base is poor and vibration levels are such thatnuts/bolts/washers fall off. seals at joints not perfect but not bad...some dust comes out. woidturning 'streamers' get caught in finger guard at machine end of hose and clag up causing complete loss of suction...resulting in need to stop all machines, undo hose and unclag by hand.

For just fine dust its good enough for a lathebut for turnungs its a tight pain. Its also really noisy at 5metre distance.

For the money though you get a lot of extraction power so if you can put up with de-clagging the hose at machine end twixe or more per bowl turned then its ok.

With hindsight I still wouldnt have paid the £200-1500 extra to get a better quality build of machine of the same to that extent its only a bit disappointing but I wouldnt ask for a refund and trade up.

Andy Fitter

2 July 2014

Good extractor with limitations. Great aftersales service

Hooked up to a 4" system extracting from planer/thicknesser, table saw and router table, all with blast gates. Works a treat. Not so good at extracting through a single 2" hose for power tools, the impeller seems to stall so I still use the Record Power RSDE/2A for that.
Removed the inlet grid because the planer shavings build up quickly. They still build on the impeller but, as I use just a single inlet I can quickly remove the cap from the other inlet and clear the impeller by hand (stop and isolate the machine first!). NV switch in a stupid place so I have locked it on and use the switch on the wall socket.
Had a bearing problem with a bearing in the motor after 10 months. No quibbles, no returns, another motor arrived the following day. Great service


23 December 2013

FM300dc issues

I recently purchased this and had a few teething problems with a faulty NV switch (apparently a regular problem - possibly too lightweight for power?) which Axminster sorted out without delay involving exchange motor unit at branch
the unit now works well and serves a vareity of tools with the AWB 12 saw bench, a bandsaw, a planer and a large bench sander all contributing to mayhem the workshop has never been cleaner . the cartridge filter however is a must for sanding as the supplied bag just spreads the dust. the cartdidge does not seem to affect airflow unduly which was a surpise. reccomend this combo. the bag suspension is another simple but good idea, but thye only bad thing really is the low position of the NV switch near the floor for some reason.

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