This benchtop bandsaw is made to exacting standards to encompass all the features found on top quality floor standing machines. Designed in house, we set out to create a bandsaw with many unique features. The one piece frame is made from heavy gauge welded steel and is extremely rigid to withstand high blade tensions. A cast iron deep section table is fitted, featuring a ground table surface and a rack and pinion tilt mechanism with indexing stops for common angles. The heavy gauge alloy rip fence is mounted on a cast alloy bracket which also incorporates a fine width adjustment. The fence is clamped with a cam action lever, easily released to allow swift adjustment. Blade guides are all ball bearing with micro adjustment for accurate control. The top guide is mounted on a steel hexagon bar for stiffness and adjusted for height by a small rack and pinion system. A pair of cast iron band wheels, nicely machined and balanced are driven by a multi V belt with a choice of two ratios. The 750W induction motor features an inverter drive to control the motor speed. This gives a speed across the range of 42-1001 m/min. By using the lower belt speed and reducing the motor speed, this machine can be used for cutting some types of metal, for example by using a fine pitch M42 blade this bandsaw will handle mild steel plate from 2 to 10mm thick. Thinner or harder materials cannot be cut in volume on this bandsaw. This model is a true all round machine, suitable for many projects using all kinds of materials.
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|Bandsaw Blade Length||1,854 mm (73")|
|Blade Speed||42 to 660 m/min (var) & 64 to 1,001 m/min (var)|
|Blade Width Min\Max||3 mm to 13 mm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||63 mm|
|Max Width of Cut||250 mm|
|Max Width of Cut with Fence||220 mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||390 m³/hr|
|Nett Weight||63 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||590 mm x 540 mm x 850 mm|
|Table Height||340 mm|
|Table Size||350 mm x 350 mm|
|Table Tilt||5° - 0° - 45°|
|Max Cutting Height||160 mm|
23 March 2018
Nice but no CigarMain usage will be to cut metal of which it does very well. But a few issues with the build. The door interlock binds when closing causing you to force the actuator into the interlock slot. No amount of adjustment can make this clear. Inspection the showroom machine this also exhibited the issue. Having setup the machine a couple of problems arose. 1 - the blade sits to one side of the metal slot insert causing it to rub. I had to cut the slot wider to clear or it needs a major machining job to move the table away from the column. 2 - when setup the left hand table extension interferes with the door which stops you opening it - I had to cut away part of the corner to get the door open. When these issues had been sorted the saw does what I need and very well, nice and quiet with a clean cut even on EN1A steel. If these issues were not there it would have got 5 stars
3 November 2017
Brilliant machineHaving got this bandsaw to replace a very trusty Inca bandsaw which had finally become uneconomical to repair, everyone who has used it has said why didn't we get a new one sooner. The power behind the machine is more than adequate, being able to slow the speed for metal cutting is an added bonus. Cuts are fine and accurate, even through thick oak. Extraction works well and little dust residue is left behind. The machine itself weighs a tonne, which if you will be moving around a lot is worth thinking about making a platform on castors. The weight however does help reduce vibration, giving a very solid and stable saw.
27 October 2017
Mitre fenceIt is easy to overlook the fact, when considering the purchase of this machine, that a mitre fence is not included! I probably would not use it much, but still.....
18 October 2017
Cuts brass / copper / acrylics / steels / wood perfectly =Brilliant !For a hobby I restore vintage items which includes items like old slot machines , model steam engines ,printing machines etc
29 February 2016
Excellent machine and very well designed.As promised, my second review. Following intensive use during the last 2 weeks I am more than pleased with this bandsaw. The inverter motor drive is really useful for selecting the correct speed for various thicknesses of timber and plastics - I haven't as yet used it on any metals. The fence is really accurate and the blade is well supported with 3 bearings above and below the table. The insert around the blade is also steel - not a cheap plastic one. So a fantastic bit of kit - if you can afford it, go for the INV version as it a very handy feature.