This quality scroll saw is made almost entirely in cast iron which has excellent vibration damping qualities. The twin pivot arm mechanism provides minimum blade oscillation, giving a very clean cut. A choice of stroke depth of 10 and 20mm also gives further options for different cutting tasks, as does the electronically variable stroke rate of between 400-1,400 per minute. Able to take both pinned and pinless blades, a handy blade clamp setting jig is built into the table, making accurate blade changes easy to do. The very large cast iron table has a smooth surface and gives great support to the work, also it can easily be tilted to 45° for bevel work. The table insert can be replaced with a blank unit which can be drilled to suit the blade, giving almost zero clearance for fine work. A 120W induction motor gives ample power and is silent running to avoid distractions. An articulated hose provides air from a bellows to keep the blade area free of dust, whilst a vacuum extractor can be connected to an outlet for dust control. An eye shield and work hold down foot are provided for added safety during use.
A separate, large, emergency stop control is fitted, in line with requirements for schools and colleges, offering a quality scroll saw at a realistic price.
Supplied with a blank table insert, spare pinless blade clamps and a pack of assorted Pegas, Swiss made blades. A wide range of either pinned or unpinned blades is available.
This machine was previously known as the AWFS18.
|Dust Extraction||40 mm Outlet|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg||65 mm|
|Motor Power||120 W|
|Nett Weight||29 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||620 mm x 285 mm x 310 mm|
|Strokes per Minute||400 - 1,400 (var)|
|Stroke Length||10 mm & 20 mm|
|Table Size||460 mm x 235 mm|
|Table Tilt||0° - 45°|
|Throat Depth||460 mm|
|Plug Type||UK 3 pin plug|
18 January 2016
Good MachineI read the reviews before buying so wasn't surprised when the plastic rollers on the quick release clamp split within a couple of days - replaced them with two small metal bearings off guided router bits - works really well. I also bought a quick release clamp from Hegner - which is a must if doing any pierced work. With these modifications the saw works really well and I'm very pleased with it.
6 January 2015
Top class scroll saw for mid-range priceMy experience of using this saw so far is excellent - unlike the cheaper Scheppach saw bought from another supplier which proved to be very disappointing and was quickly returned. I am relatively new to scroll-sawing which may account for some minor niggles that I have had with the Axminster saw - particularly the clamping of the blades which I've found to be very fiddly. I've overcome this difficulty however by fitting a Hegler speed clamp which has made fitting the blades a dream. The other issue mentioned by other reviewers is the plastic rollers on the front tensioning lever which lasted only a couple of hours. I've now fitted small roller bearings (off old router bits) which has dramatically improved blade changing. All-in-all this is an excellent saw and is matched by the outstanding level of service and customer care provided by Axminster.
3 December 2014
Excellent saw with a few flaws as usualI love my saw but like nearly every other buyer of this saw have had problems with the plastic rollers...... mine last 4hrs so had to buy more replacements which i haven't even bothered to fit (they will only break again.... so i just use the rear tension screw to change blades and just as quick) It amazes me how many people have had the same problem yet the makers of the saw have decided to just continue making them without sorting the obvious fault? I have also heard that some Hegner owners (which this saw is basically a clone of but much more expensive) have had to replace their plastic rollers 8-) so maybe they both need to redesign the system and fit metal bearings or similar? either way people reading this may go for another brand which is a shame as the saws are superb and make scrolling a pleasure to do. I have recently bought an Axminster bandsaw which is also superb apart from the blade guides which are crap and i have actually fitted larger diameter bearings because the originals wouldn't adjust close enough to the blade to stop drift etc........ oh well can't have everything and once the faults are sorted they work well BUT would you buy a new television if it wouldn't adjust the volume or receive all the channels? NO so why should we have to fettle our brand new power tools before they will do what they are supposed to do?
30 November 2014
Great saw but needs some upgradesBought this saw after looking at many others in this price bracket and below. Quick delivery, Saw arrived well packed, easy to setup. Motor very quiet. Luckly table was ok unlike previous report. After 1 months use, very happy with the work it produces and combined with the Pegus blades seem a good fit. Now for the probems. Rollers have perished so an email will be sent for replacements. Blades are a pain to change and I've replace the allen key scew in the clamps with an M8 clamping handle. Axminster are missing a trick here and should replace these something similar to whats on the Hegner. Small annoyances which frusrate and could be easily fixed
4 October 2014
Great Scroll SawWell I decided to get this saw as I couldnt really justify the more expensive ones and didnt want to get a cheap one only to have to upgrade later.