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.
|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|
|Nett Weight||20 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||450 mm x 430 mm x 700 mm|
|Table Height||290 mm|
|Table Size||300 mm x 300 mm|
|Table Tilt||0° - 45°|
|Max Cutting Height||80 mm|
21 February 2018
Cuts but don't expect straightI 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 joke...you 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.
15 January 2018
great piece of kiteasy 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 BandsawI purchased this Bandsaw for a specific task and it has surpassed the requirement already.
1 January 2018
Great, but a little design flawReally 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 othersFor 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.