Axminster Trade Series AW12BSB2 Saw Bench
Axminster Trade Series AW12BSB2 Saw Bench

NOW £1,199.96

Normally £1,261.19

(£999.97 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade Series AW12BSB2 Saw Bench

  • Compact 3kW 315mm sawbench for trade use
  • All cast iron ground surface table with heavy duty sheet steel body
  • 315mm TCT blade gives 100mm cutting depth
  • Sheet steel side support and rear feed off tables included
  • Optional right hand extension tables give 1,350mm max width to fence
  • Optional sliding table kit for crosscutting up to 1,220mm
  • Requires 16 amp supply, plug fitted
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Trade Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

The Axminster AW12SBSB2 315mm Saw Bench is robustly made and constructed largely from cast iron and heavy gauge sheet steel. It has large cutting capacities and is a good choice for the trade workshop. The 315mm blade gives a cutting depth of up to 100mm and is amply powered by a 3kW 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.

The standard saw has a steel right hand side support table included, this gives 650mm cut to the fence, allowing full sized boards to be cut lengthways. A pressed steel feed-off table is also supplied. Dust extraction is provided on both the crown guard and under the blade for efficient dust control, an extraction air flow of at least 1,000m³/hr is recommended. A side access door is fitted to give easy access for maintenance. Supplied with an Axcaliber 60T TCT general purpose blade. Please note: a 16amp supply will be required. This machine is compact in size but ready for work in the home or light trade workshop.

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 most jobs in the workshop.

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Blade Diameter 315 mm
Blade Tilt 0° to 45°
Bore Size 30 mm
Dust Extraction Outlet 100 mm
Max Depth of Cut @ 45deg 75 mm
Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg 100 mm
Max Ripping Width 635 mm
Max Width of Cut with Fence 1,160 mm
Min Extraction Airflow Required 1,000 m³/hr
Model AW12BSB2
Nett Weight 215 kg
Overall L x W x H 2,030 mm x 840 mm x 865 mm
Power 3.0 kW
Rating Trade
Speed 4,000 rpm
Table Height 865mm
Table Size 800 mm x 870 mm incl side table
Table Size With Extensions 800 mm x 1,480 mm
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (5)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.1 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Ant films

4 March 2017

Film industry

I work on carpentry department in the big major films, in U.K
We over work with this saw, design awkward access.
small workshop would be ok

mel Hindmarch

27 September 2015


I bought this saw with all the table extension etc.
Over the last 14 months it has done a lot of hard work.
The blade that came with it didn`t last long but bought from Axminster a proper rip blade and that whistles through oak nicely, and has truely now lasted.
Needed to tighten drive belt once,
Does build up much dust inside and on floor inside so need to watch out for this, as extraction is only fair.
Well worth the money..why pay more? And in some cases a lot more.
Very pleased with it, it does have a feel of quality and longtivity.

Peter Raff

20 January 2015

Axminster Trade Series AW12BSB2 Saw Bench

I bought this saw 2 weeks before Christmas 2014 as Axminster had it on sale for a fantastic price of £850.00. I originally was going to buy its little brother which cost £800.00 and I thought for an extra £50.00 why not go for the 12" saw, I can honestly say, for me it was well worth it. The delivery was scheduled for 7/1/2015 and I received it one day early, in my opinion a fantastic delivery service and the gentleman who delivered the saw could not have been anymore helpful.
Now to the saw itself. I took my time setting the saw up and called on my brother to help me lift it into position. I have to say I struggled a little when it came to paralleling the blade up to the mitre slot. I called Axminster's technical department and spoke to a gentleman called Andrew Neal-Hopes. Having explained my problem, Andrew told me he would find a solution and call me back. Andrew called me back first thing the next morning with a solution and also emailed me a detailed explanation with images on how the adjustment should be made. It's is obvious that customer care plays a very important role within the Axminster company and in my opinion this goes a very long way to customer satisfaction. I can only assume that this level of care and attention is given to all customers.
When I have used the saw in more detail and put it through its paces I will send in another review.


11 January 2015

Good value

I’ve been using this saw for 11 months now so feel qualified to write (what I hope is) a useful review. The saw is basic but is sturdily made, powerful, and reliable. It is well built and fairly simple to set up, and once done the saw is easy to use and gives repeatable accuracy. The fence is lovely - adjusting it is a smooth, one-handed operation and it locks both ends. I do have a few gripes though.
The biggest of these is poor dust extraction. I connected an Axminster UB801F with the recommended 1000cbm/hr extraction but it only collects only about 30% of the dust – another 30% ends up on the floor under the saw, and the rest is flung into the air around the blade. This poor performance is due to the design of the blade guard and dust collection apparatus within the machine. The vacuum hose to the guard is ineffective and generally gets in the way so is best removed. I will be looking at some kind of overhead dust collection or fully enclosed blade guard to mitigate this problem.
Another niggle is that the riving knife is fiddly to remove, which you need to do if you want to cut large rebates for window or door frames for example. I wouldn’t operate the saw without the guard for other operations so it is a bit of a pain to have to remove the insert plate, unbolt the knife and replace the plate etc. every time I want to do this.
There is an access panel on the left side of the machine through which you could more easily get to the riving knife mounting bolts, except that the panel is fouled by the sliding table kit, so if you have that fitted you can’t open the panel. To be fair, the sliding table kit is easy to remove as long as you have somewhere to put it, are feeling strong (or have an assistant), and are willing to spend some time checking and adjusting the settings when you put it back on.
The sliding table works well, but the locking mechanism for the fence is inadequate – the single screw clamp on the mitre scale is easily overcome by small pressures or movements, resulting in inaccurate cuts. However the fence has a T-slot underneath so it is fairly straightforward to add another clamp under the fence at the back of the sliding table, which resolves the problem completely. The fence only folds back to 45 degrees so takes up a lot of space being stuck out at that angle when not in use, although it is easily removed if you don’t have the space to walk round it.
Don’t be put off by these comments - just be aware what to expect. This saw is good value for money and I would recommend it. Before buying this machine I bought a Scheppach Precisa 3 which I returned unused – this AW12BSB2 is far better quality in my opinion.

Craig Hastie

1 January 2015

Fantastic table saw with very powerful motor.

Got the saw at amazingly good price, had been watching the price for months without change, then dropped to ~£850 from just under £1000 Now its up to just under £1100 feeling very pleased on the price front.

The saw was relatively easy to assemble; the 3 included manuals were however out of date, which lead to much confusion when checking the parts were all there. After a call to technical services I checked the downloaded manual, it was different. I could tell because on the front cover the machine was on the opposite side of the page to the optional extras images between the download and the 3 included manuals. Found the manual images could have been better but I knew this before had from having looked at the downloaded manual before purchase.

Got the extension tables and would have found it very difficult on my own, luckily I had some help with it. The extension does provide a great amount of space to the right of the blade.

I haven't had a good chance to use the tool yet but will look to do a video of the tool as there does mot seem to be much online for it and add a further review here after some use.

This is a 16 Amp machine so will require a 16 Amp socket.

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