Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw
Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw
£187.96 (£156.63 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw

Code: 102266

  • Compact, hobby rated machine with cast iron table
  • Rigid body construction allows high blade tension for increased accuracy
  • Upper and lower copper blade guides, gives better blade control
  • Rigid, quick locking rip fence, doors fitted with safety switches
  • Useful depth of cut - 80mm with 200mm width of cut
  • Supplied with UK made 6mm 6tpi blade and rip fence
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£187.96 (£156.63 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw
  • Axminster Machine Wax 400g
  • UJK Technology Bandsaw Buddy
  • Axcaliber High Carbon Blade 1,400mm(55.1/8") 6.3mm(1/4") 14 Tpi
Total: £228.59

In Detail

Hobby Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

The Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N bandsaw is our smallest model and is designed to be bench mounted. It features a welded steel chassis with a cast iron table for strength and stability as well as a solid rip fence which locks rigidly. It’s a straightforward machine, with a direct drive motor and balanced cast alloy wheels. Blade width capacities range from 6-13mm; it also has copper blade guides and ball bearing thrust guides. These combine to effectively control the blade allowing thin slices of veneer to be cut and the top guide even has a rack and pinion height control. The top wheel is mounted in a welded steel sub frame with blade tensioning and tracking controls conveniently close. A single dust outlet port provides efficient dust removal when connected to a suitable vacuum extractor. The machine is supplied with a 6mm, 6tpi blade made from UK manufactured stock. This is a really effective little bandsaw and would be superb for the hobby or craft workshop or as an additional machine for smaller work.

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Bandsaw Blade Length 1,400 mm (55")
Bandsaw Wheel Diameter 200 mm
Blade Speed 800 m/min
Blade Width Min\Max 6 mm to 13 mm
Dust Extraction Outlet 40 mm
Max Width of Cut 200 mm
Max Width of Cut with Fence 102 mm
Min Extraction Airflow Required 200 m³/hr
Model HBS200N
Nett Weight 20 kg
Overall L x W x H 450 mm x 430 mm x 700 mm
Power 250 W
Rating Hobby
Table Height 290 mm
Table Size 300 mm x 300 mm
Table Tilt 0° - 45°
Voltage 230 V
Max Cutting Height 80 mm
Reviews (26)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Colin Laughton

21 February 2018

Cuts but don't expect straight

I bought this along with a mitre fence. First of all the blade that came with it is very poor, 1/4 inch. Setting up was ok but I could tell accuracy was not a strong point. The cast bed is held on a semicircle guide were the zero indicator did not give a perfect horizontal bed. The blade guides are brass 'dowels' which just rub the blade... bearings would be better. After a few cuts the blade came off and was a nightmare to put back on since the rubber grip on the wheels was not the same width as the actual wheels. After a week, the blade snapped....there are few options for a 1400mm replacement. The fence is a tighten it and it lifts from the bed so thin work slides under it. The miter fence, optional extra, did not slide fully over the bed but jammed half way....I have no made my own. I expected WAY more in terms of quality from Axminster. It was a gift from my father: I do not have the heart to tell him how poor the saw behaves. I only use it to simply 'cut' wood into two....I can NOT rely on it cutting straight...any forward pressure from myself other than 1mm/sec and the blade stops under the pitiful power of the motor...If you can afford a more powerful, larger unit with better EVERYTHING...then buy something else. We could not.

John Hawthorne

15 January 2018

great piece of kit

easy to use, quite simple and uncomplicated to set up. once adjusted there was no 'wander 'on the blade' and it cut well. the iron bed is substantial. As for dust: I vacuum the it after each use - no problem. Does what it says it does and I'm pleased to have paid that bit extra for the quality.


1 January 2018

My First Bandsaw

I purchased this Bandsaw for a specific task and it has surpassed the requirement already.
It fits well in a small workshop and the machine runs well. I have however struggled with the set up of the blade and its difficult to get complete alignment between the top and bottom wheel’s. I am sure its just getting used to using the adjustment knobs and how they interact.
Cutting hard wood has been a dream with complete accuracy.
I have marked the features down at 4 star’s only because it could do with a light fitted shining downward at the top of the blade assembly to light the work area and also the help adjustments of the blade. A small LED torch shone at the blade does the job however.
Highly recommend purchasing the UJK Technology Bandsaw Buddy along with this Jigsaw as this does exactly what it says and takes any doubt away from alignment of the blade.
Again, another great product from Axminster. Thank you.


1 January 2018

Great, but a little design flaw

Really great little bandsaw, but I had a bit of a problem with the rip guard. Whenever you tighten the clamp of the rip guard, it pops off the other end...took it apart and compared the pieces to the exploded diagram in the manual, the far side of the clamp was straight in the manual, but my specimen had a good 30 degree bend in it. Once straightened out it clamps on perfectly. Easy fix but slightly disconcerting that it needed fixing before cutting a single thing...

Geoffrey Allan Laycock

31 December 2017

Agree with all the others

For the money it is a remarkable little saw. Took little time to check and set up. Had to adjust the fence so it sat parallel to the blade but otherwise just setting the guides and it was ready to go.

It would be nice to include the mitre fence as it is yet another different size slot in the table so none of my four! different mitre fences fit.

One reviewer said blade change was fiddly. Yes it is but virtually all band saws involve fiddling! This one is not difficult and easier than my large Startrite as it’s a short and narrow blade that’s easy to handle.

The supplied blade so far seems remarkably good so I have yet to refit the replacement I bought. Just tried it out then changed back

I still need to fit a facing to the fence as the face is slightly bowed or maybe flatten with abrasive paper It’s a very small bow that will make little difference to most people

One reviewer mentioned a gap beneath the fence. Yes there is but I’ve decided it’s an advantage as I can make a 3mm false table which will give me zero gaps around the blade.

I am going to play with the extraction to see if I can improve it. I’m sure I can

Overall a super saw for the money. Just remember it’s not intended for extensive use resale ripping 3 inch thick Oak
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