The Axminster Trade AW10BSB2 Saw Bench is a robust machine, constructed largely from cast iron and heavy gauge steel. The 254mm blade gives a cutting depth of up to 75mm, and is amply powered by a 2.2kW 1ph induction motor. The cast iron table gives great strength and rigidity as well as providing a smooth working surface. The rip fence is full length and is cam locked onto rails at the front and back of the table. It also has a sliding sub fence to make rip work safer and is also provided with a micro positioning adjustment to ensure accurate measurement. A mitre fence slides in a choice of T-slot grooves in the table either side of the blade. Both the blade height and tilt controls have decently large handles, are conveniently located and lock in position. A side access door is fitted to give easy access for maintenance.
The standard saw has a steel right hand side support table included; this gives 610mm cut to the fence, allowing full sized boards to be cut lengthways. A pressed steel feed-off table is also supplied, as is an Axcaliber 50T TCT general purpose blade. Dust extraction is provided on both the crown guard and under the blade for efficient dust control when connected to a suitable extraction system.
Further options are available: (1) a kit of two cast iron extension tables that can be fitted either one each side or both to the right of the blade, complete with longer fence rails; (2) a fully functioning sliding table kit to allow large board materials to be cut. When both options are fitted this saw bench becomes a very useful machine for many jobs in the workshop.
There is also a complete kit version that includes all of the above at a moderate saving of cost.
|Blade Diameter||254 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||75 mm|
|Max Ripping Width||610 mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||840 mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,000 m³/hr|
|Nett Weight||184 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||1,170 mm x 800 mm x 865 mm|
|Table Size||760 mm x 830 mm incl side table|
|Table Size With Extensions||760 mm x 1,170 mm|
25 April 2018
Reasonable good saw for the priceAxminster delivery excellent as always. Read the instructions twice before you start, they are not the best, sorry. Micro adjustment is poor, still struggling to sort this to work properly, fence and movement of the same is very tight. Extraction at the rear seems ok, would have been better to have. Hole in the side for the same. Out feed table was a mare to set up accurately, and will probably remove and make a timber bench to replace this. Struggling to see the point of the kick plate. I will spend some time setting this up accurately, first cuts were good and couldn't find any runout. Mitre fence is poor to the point of sloppy but a home made sledge will make that redundant anyway. Overall a good saw for the price. Premium blades take this up a notch.
10 April 2018
Fantastic SawThis is a very good saw. Putting it together was a doddle, although the destructions are a little vague and you have to double check everything.
11 December 2017
Stay sharpI bought this saw for a couple reasons. One was the price was good and the reviews seemed good to. The other reason was I had an accident in which I broke my back. This saw is the right height for me, so no bending. I purchased the wheel kit to, that has helped so much when it comes to moving it.
30 November 2017
Good investmentI purchased this basic table saw in 2014. It has been invaluable for general work. The motor seems powerful, the fence is rigid and accurate and as long as the blade is kept sharp the saw has no problem with three inch oak boards. However, dust extraction is not brilliant but - hay-ho - this saw is still excellent value for money. I wish now I had purchased the 12 inch model -never mind, perhaps all in good time. Axminster service and delivery was excellent as always.
29 June 2017
ReviewThis is my very first table saw, and i have to saw its absolutely perfect for my needs. The blade and alignment were spot on straight out of the box. I needed a saw to perform a lot or precision cuts and this has not let me down yet. The saw comes with a Axminster blade which I would highly recommend. The angle adjustment is the only aspect I would fault. But this would be with any saw. I simply use an electronic level to ensure my angle cuts are accurate. I would imagine the saw to last a life time with my usage. Would highly recommend and the Axminster service is one of the best I have encountered.