Axminster Hobby Series TS-250M-2 Table Saw
Axminster Hobby Series TS-250M-2 Table Saw
£459.96 (£383.30 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series TS-250M-2 Table Saw

  • Cast iron table with a ground surface with full length rip fence and mitre fence
  • Quiet, powerful, reliable braked induction motor for smooth performance
  • Supplied with 40 tooth Axcaliber TCT general purpose blade
  • Offers up to 76mm depth of cut at 90°
  • Smooth operating controls for blade tilt and depth setting
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£459.96 (£383.30 Ex. VAT)

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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.

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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
Model TS-250M-2 Basic
Nett Weight 80 kg
Overall L x W x H 1,030 mm x 680 mm x 560 mm (standard saw)
Power 1.5 kW
Rating Hobby
Table Height 360mm
Table Size 670 mm x 430 mm
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (28)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


John Shaw

17 August 2018

The TS 250M a year on

I 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.

The Good:
This is actually a pretty good value saw, you do get quite a reasonable machine for the money. It will cut straight, it is reasonably powerful, dust collection can be improved, but most of these things will be down to you to make them work right.

A few days ago I took some time to measure the flatness of the arbor and the supplied blade. The blade was not great, about 250 microns deflection on it, but it’s just a blade, replace it. The arbour though, it’s critical that’s flat and it was, well pretty much, only about 5 microns off perfect, and for budget saw, that’s good.

The Bad:
Most of the things in the section are things you need to do yourself when setting the saw up. If you do all of these, you will have a saw that cuts true.

First, the mitre slots, these are not great. They are T slots, so you are limited in what accessories you can buy for it. On my saw the right side slot is wider than the left. How they managed this I don’t know, buts it’s about 100 microns wider. If you are making your own mitre runners it’s annoying that what is snug in one side wobbles in the other. On the plus side, they are parallel to each other.

The fence, this will need to be adjusted to be parallel to the mitre slot (adjust everything to be parallel to the mitres, not the fence to the blade. The adjustment is easy and once it is parallel it stays true. It does move slightly when you apply the cam lock, so be aware of that when making very accurate cuts.

The blade, mine was all over the place, wouldn’t go to 90 degrees, would go past 45 and wasn’t parallel to the mitres. All of these things are adjustable, so spend some time and set it up right. The instructions show you have to make all the adjustments, but to be honest your better off looking online.

The Ugly:

The build instructions, well, they are more like an approximate guide to things. They are bad. Don’t under estimate how bad they are, just persevere with them and you’ll get there in the end. They start off ok, but a few pages in it goes down hill fast. Still, if you are the sort of person buying a table saw, then you’ll figure it out, just be prepared to spend longer than you thought.

Dust collection
It’s pretty bad, but it’s fixable, well, to an extent.

Read this thread :

I made these modifications and it was well worth it, dust collection went from bad to mediocre, a big step up. Ultimately, prepare to have dust with this saw.

Overall, not bad for the money. Would I buy it again? No, I would spend more money and go to the next level of saw, but for the money this is pretty good once you’ve set it up and if you can live with the dust.

Alan Wallington

20 July 2018


I 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.

Assembly was very straight forward, I utilised my old saw table stand (just had to drill some new fixing holes).I did prefer to use my own spanners and would recommend assembling everything before final alignment.

Well I hoped it would be good and it is. Wish I had upgraded years ago. Just got to rearrange the workshop with some new lighting now. It never stops....

Alan Wallington

Anthony McIntyre

11 June 2018

Keep away

Apart 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 better

Have 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.
My main issue is with the blade guard and mounting system, it feels like whoever decided to design it this way has never changed a blade before, the holding mechanism is increadibly fiddly and I’m constantly dropping it into the air extraction. The blade guard or clearance plate is in two prices and neither are flush with the table bed, which caused wood to catch and gave me a fright the first time I used it, you’ll have to make your own or shim it flush.

Other then that it does the job and for the money I don’t think there is much competition with a sliding bed.

P.s. the forward fastening bolts for the adjustable fence could be placed further back As it doesn’t allow for pulling it back if using it as a reference for cross cutting with the sled.

John Holland

18 December 2017

A basically good tool with some severe letdowns

I 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.
Trying to save a paltry few quid on this part seems very short sighted given the damage in reputation things like this cause.

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