Axminster Hobby Series FM300BC Extractor
Axminster Hobby Series FM300BC Extractor
£308.18 (£256.82 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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£308.18 (£256.82 Ex. VAT)

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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: £493.25

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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
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
Voltage 230 V
Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K] 77 dB(A) [1.5 dB]
Filter Performance 30 micron
Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.2 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



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


16 June 2014

poor design

Great for a single machine but useless for an extraction system as totally under powered. The designer has obviously never tried to use his product otherwise he would soon realize where he went wrong with the collection bag. The brackets that hold the bag collection sleeve (for want of a better word) are far too close to the body and make getting the bag between them EXTREMELY difficult. You definitely need another pair of hands when you want to change the bag, but when you work in a workshop on your own; that is not possible, and so you have to wait for help. I realize that the grid affair covering the inlet is there for a purpose to protect the impeller blade from large objects that may accidentally get sucked up, but it continually gets clogged and you have to disconnect the pipe to clear it. Somewhat of an inconvenience when machining a large quantity of timber. Wish I'd gone for a bigger and better system than these mobile/single units.

Bernard Naish

6 April 2014

OK but!

This machine is suitable for extracting chips from one machine at a time but not a sander when it must be fitted with the fine 700345 filter cartridge. I would fit one anyway as it also increases airflow to the point where you can use it in a small piped installation. Throw away the "Y" branch and use 5" pipe even though pipe and fittings are more expensive. Keep runs as short as possible; fit blast gates as close as possible to the blower; neck down to 4" extractor ports on machines as close as possible to the machine. Avoid tight (1D) 90 degree bends and use two 45 degree bend s with as long a length of pipe between them as you can. Keep any flexible hose as short as possible. like most similar machines changing the collector bag is really difficult and needs two people or three hands. It is worth fitting the 410053 extender hood on top of a plastic dustbon to turn this into a two stage machine that will take out most of the chips and is very easy to empty. Check out Thien separator on Google for even better system than extender. I intend to remove the slow curve rectangular tube between the blower and separator as this will significantly increase airflow and raise the inlet port to shorten connection to the pre-separator. NVR switch is not needed unless you make a habit of thrusting a hand or foot into the intake tube and even then the grid will stop you getting anywhere near the fan.


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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