The Axminster Hobby Series HBS310N is a medium sized floor standing bandsaw for general hobby use. A strong steel fabricated body features a tapered rear column offering greater rigidity. Cutting depth is easily controlled by a handwheel operated rack and pinion with balanced, cast alloy wheels to support the blade. The substantial, ground, cast iron table tilts smoothly up to 45° and is unusually large for a machine of this size. A standard 19mm channel is machined into the table and a close fitting all alloy mitre fence is included. The rip fence slides smoothly on a front aluminium extrusion and has a roller support bearing at the rear running in an alloy channel. The fence can also be turned through 90° when smaller items need to be cut and is locked with a quick action cam lever, securely clamping at both the front and rear. Ball bearing roller blade guides support the blade above and below the table which helps ensure straight cuts with a good finish together with a micro adjustment facility to enable accurate guide adjustment. The powerful 550W induction motor drives the blade through a pulley system giving a choice of two belt speeds. This allows the operator to select the correct speed for the task, saving undue stress on the blade and motor. This excellent bandsaw will satisfy the requirements of many enthusiastic hobby users in the home workshop. It’s supplied with mitre fence, rip fence, leg frame floor stand and a UK made Axcaliber blade.
|Bandsaw Blade Length||2,270 mm (89.1/2")|
|Bandsaw Wheel Diameter||310 mm|
|Blade Speed||360 & 720 m/min|
|Blade Width Min\Max||6 mm to 16 mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100 mm|
|Max Width of Cut||305 mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||265 mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||750 m³/hr|
|Nett Weight||80 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||700 mm x 800 mm x 1,680 mm|
|Table Height on Stand||1,005 mm|
|Table Size||500 mm x 400 mm|
|Table Tilt||5° - 0° - 45°|
|Max Cutting Height||180 mm|
30 December 2017
bandsawI have had the saw now a few weeks and so far so good,its great having a saw that cuts straight,easy to put together,the blade that comes with it is terrible so remove it and change it before cutting anything,my only gripe is the belt on the bottom wheel keeps running on to the ridges at an angle,and get an annoying squeak,and may turn into a belt replacement before its due.
22 December 2017
band sawI have had this saw now for a couple of weeks mainly for cutting rounds for the lathe,and does a cracking job and no real problems with any other cutting,
6 October 2017
Pleased with the machineI bought this a few weeks ago and have to say that with the machine I am very pleased. The meccano base was easy to assemble (if you are observant) and took only a short time. Mounting the machine to the base is a two person job but still easy and final assembly was quick. I have yet to use it in anger and perform a final setup with a different blade but overall I am pleased with my purchase for the money. Think carefully however about the wheel kit. Personally I would recommend one of the universal mobile bases instead. I cannot praise enough the staff in the North Shields store who were extremely approachable and helpful even getting the machine into my car. A credit to Axminster.
21 April 2017
Good buy for the moneyMore than happy with this, was easy to assemble, it runs quietly, has roller race support for the blade top and bottom, the gate is easy to use, the table is finish ground, has lots of nice little features probably stolen from other manufacturers, however a good purchase I use it with 18 and 24 x 1/4" blades for cutting think aluminium, brass and copper which it does admirably also some thin wooden sections. For me it has been an excellent buy. My only criticism is that they will insist of fitting these cheap plastic discs where the saw passes through the table, it is cheap and nasty and the slot is too wide so drags thin material down into it but I will do the same as I did with the scroll saw and make a new aluminium one with a slot just wide enough for the blade, other than that happy.
2 July 2016
Wasted 2 days on it, now sending it backAfter wasting another whole on Saturday on the bandsaw I think it is time to give up and send it back...