This table saw is a larger version of the TS-200-2 and shares the same attributes as its smaller cousin of quiet running, powerful performance and compact dimensions. Fitted with a 250mm 40T TCT Axcaliber blade, the TS-250M-2 has a maximum depth of cut of 76mm, making it a great option for larger home projects. Adequate power is supplied by a 1.5kW, 230V induction motor fitted with a brake. Both blade height and tilt controls operate smoothly and are conveniently placed with a simple lock to set the blade tilt. The heavy, cast iron table is ground flat to create a smooth top surface and the full length fence features a sub-fence which can be positioned for rip or crosscut work, or re-set for smaller cutting tasks. The fence can also be set more accurately using a fine width control.
The basic table saw can be bench mounted and is supplied with a rip fence, mitre fence together with dust extraction hoses. Owing to the small hose diameters, a vacuum extractor works best with this machine. The mitre fence can also be used either side of the blade which is very useful when making 45° left or right hand mitre cuts.
There’s a selection of optional extras; a leg stand which gives a table height of 880mm, a right hand extension table kit allowing an extra 600mm of width, as well as a sliding table kit with a cast iron carriage, complete with mitre fence, work clamp and a very useful 915mm of travel.
With the ability to add a range of accessories to the TS-250M-2, this may be the only table saw a Hobby user requires.
|Blade Diameter||250 mm|
|Blade Tilt||0° to 45°|
|Bore Size||30 mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100 mm|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 45deg||60 mm|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg||76 mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||200 mm std, 760 mm with R/H Table|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||750 m³/hr|
|Nett Weight||80 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||1,030 mm x 680 mm x 560 mm (standard saw)|
|Table Size||670 mm x 430 mm|
17 August 2018
The TS 250M a year onI read many reviews of this saw before I bought it, a lot of positives, a lot of negatives, but one thing most had in common were they were reviews by people that had only had the saw for a short while. So I have owned this saw for almost a year now and here are my thoughts over the last year.
20 July 2018
ExcellentI purchased this saw, with the sliding crosscut fence, to replace my APTC BTS10 saw table. I was never happy with the lightning start of the BTS10 table, nor its accuracy. So I was very hopeful that this machine would be better. I was not disappointed on both scores.
11 June 2018
Keep awayApart from a general imprecision in fences, etc, there is one big problem with this saw: the rise/fall and tilt mechanisms are liable to get gummed up with sawdust and become very stiff. When this happens, the wear on the female and male screw threads increases and the threads fail. Because the rise/fall mechanism is used more than the tilt - and has a much smaller diameter thread shaft - it will wear out quickly. And here's the really bad news: Axminster don't keep a very good stock of spares, so you may have to wait FOUR MONTHS for replacements (as I am now doing). Happy woodworking, Axminster.
25 May 2018
Could be betterHave been using this saw for about 6 months now, I bought the full setup with all the extras, for the most part everything does the job, you can set it up to be very accurate.
18 December 2017
A basically good tool with some severe letdownsI got this saw for light use to replace an older Axminster saw, very noisy and of dubious accuracy, but good power, this seemed to overcome these problems. I like the cast iron top, the T-slot and the fairly solid fence. Dust extraction is a problem and needs modification to work effectively. After 2 years light use with softwood I had some 60mm beech to rip and it killed it, the blade spun but stopped under very light load. I dismantled it and found the drive belt has stretched. This is a very poor quality, and though Axminster are replacing it I would have little confidence in it and will seek out an alternative.