Axminster Model Engineer Series MCB115SHD Swivel Head Metal Cutting Bandsaw
Axminster Model Engineer Series MCB115SHD Swivel Head Metal Cutting Bandsaw
£429.96 (£358.30 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Model Engineer Series MCB115SHD Swivel Head Metal Cutting Bandsaw

Code: 700103

  • All cast iron frame and bed
  • Quick release head swivels from -45° to +60°
  • Hydraulic downfeed control with infinitely variable adjustment
  • 3 speed belt drive to allow the machine to cope with a wide variety of materials
  • Adjustable length stop
  • Automatic downfeed stop
  • All ball bearing blade guides
  • Ideal for the smaller fabrication jobs, especially those which require materials accurately cut at various angles
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£429.96 (£358.30 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Model Engineer Series MCB115SHD Swivel Head Metal Cutting Bandsaw
  • Axcaliber High Carbon Bandsaw Blade 1,640mm(64.1/2") x 12.7mm 24 Tpi
  • Axcaliber Pack of 3 - Metal cutting Bandsaw Blade1,640mm(64.1/2")
  • Ambersil Tufcut Metal Cutting Liquid
Total: £485.14

In Detail

Model Engineer Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

A versatile, medium sized metal cutting bandsaw with several notable features. This machine will be ideal for the smaller fabrication jobs, especially those which require materials accurately cut at various angles. Made predominately of cast iron, this machine features a swivelling head, which is a much more accurate and convenient method of cutting bevels or angles than the more usual pivoting vice jaws. Cutting pressure is set on the hydraulic support ram, whilst 3 belt speeds allow the correct speed for the job to be selected.

The material vice has a large capacity, and features a quick release mechanism to allow fast setting.

The floor stand has a pair of wheels at the rear, which allows easy mobility when you slide out the handle, but also offers a stable platform in use.

Well finished and reliable, this has proved to be a very good small bandsaw.

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Bandsaw Blade Length 1,640 mm (64.1/2")
Base Size 475 mm x 337 mm
Blade Speed 23, 34 & 54 m/min
Blade Width 13 mm
Max Cap Rectangular 100 mm x 150 mm
Max Cap Round 125 mm
Max Cap @ 45º 76 mm x 90 mm or 90 mm round
Max Cap @ 60º 50 mm x 56 mm or 50 mm round
Model MCB115SHD
Nett Weight 87 kg
Overall L x W x H 1,079 mm x 442 mm x 1,350 mm
Power 560 W
Rating Model Engineer
Voltage 230 V
Plug Type UK 3 pin plug
Reviews (16)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Ana Pereira

20 November 2018

Worst machine I ever owned

Bought it nearly a year ago, been out of work for a could of months and even with little used time has already been twice to repair - first they had to change the motor. The second, one of the blade wheels broke (yes! Believe it or not). Cuts fine when it works. Hopefully Axminster will be able to resolve this properly.

G Walker

4 April 2017

Good machine for the price

I bought this to replace a worn out 6x4 bandsaw. Had about 6 months and has performed admirably. Straight out of the box cuts were clean, true and accurate. Have cut 80mm round aluminium with no problems, the old saw wandered badly in this material. The mitre facility is much better than the swivelling vice jaws on other saws of this size. If I had a criticism, it would be of the plastic handwheel on the vice, not broken yet but I cannot see it lasting, it has made a few complaining creaks when clamping up. Also, the bolts which are used to connect the panels of the stand are of questionable quality, I snapped 2 whilst assembling the stand
All in all though, an excellent machine at this price point

Neil Hussey

24 July 2015

OK once you adjust and fettle it a bit!

I bought this saw for work as we need to cut bar stock and angle from time to time. Initially it was ok but didn't cut square, then it started throwing blades for fun as the top wheel was way out of alignment/parallel with the bottom wheel. I did the standard Google and found various instructions for adjusting it, is just one of the places you can find the instructions. I've managed to get mine so it cuts reasonably straight now and so far the balde has stayed on for a while (famous last words!) I'll mod it to add coolant to help prolong the life of the blades in the near future. I have made a plate that I can put on the lower bearing plate that enables me to cut like a vertical bandsaw which is useful for notching the corners of plates etc. Overall it's a useful piece of kit and once you've gone through the adjustments as per the downloaded instructions it's a decent piece of kit as long as you're not expecting production tool quality of cuts.

Brad Gothard

2 July 2015

A great addition to the shop

I've owned one of these previously, and it was sold. I've came back considering to buy the same saw again due to how good it was. There's a few cringe worthy pieces such as the poor quality emergency stop button, and the motor tension adjuster leaves lots to be desired. The chuck also gets in the way if you're planning on doing sharp angles, but if you're quite happy just cutting stock to save you having to hacksaw it you won't be disappointed with this purchase.


29 June 2014

Worth the money

Bought this saw for my thriving home metal shop very good for the price but it lacks the ability to be made into a wet saw so after some modification it is now a wet saw great valve for money the only downside is the poor vice quality and the poor bolts and items supplied with it

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