Axminster Trade Series BS11-INV Bandsaw
Axminster Trade Series BS11-INV Bandsaw
£1,385.88 (£1,154.90 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade Series BS11-INV Bandsaw

Code: 508476

  • Trade rated benchtop bandsaw, high quality construction, extremely versatile
  • Heavy gauge welded steel body, deep section cast iron table with ground surface
  • Rack & pinion adjustment of the table tilt &cutting depth for precision setting
  • Indexable tilt lock for repeat setting at 45° and 90°
  • Machined and balanced cast iron wheels for smooth running
  • Multi V belt drive with two belt ratios give high torque and long belt life
  • "INV" version has inverter motor drive, can cut metals with a suitable blade
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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Trade Series BS11-INV Bandsaw
  • UJK Technology Bandsaw Buddy
  • Axcaliber Premium Blade 1,854mm(73") x 12.7mm(1/2") x 10-14 Tpi
  • Axcaliber Metal Cutting Bandsaw Blade 1,854 x 6.3mm x 14tpi
Total: £1,477.16

In Detail

Trade Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

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.

To read a review supplied courtesy of My Time Media's Good Woodworking magazine, please go to "Downloads".



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
Model BS11-INV
Nett Weight 63 kg
Overall L x W x H 590 mm x 540 mm x 850 mm
Power 750 W
Rating Trade
Table Height 340 mm
Table Size 350 mm x 350 mm
Table Tilt 5° - 0° - 45°
Voltage 230 V
Max Cutting Height 160 mm
Reviews (6)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Mark Derbyshire

23 March 2018

Nice but no Cigar

Main 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

Steve Hewins

3 November 2017

Brilliant machine

Having 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.

It is a bit of a mine field when buying a new bandsaw, especially when you're used to a specific model or make which could no longer be in business, like Inca. However I would thoroughly recommend this machine.

Philip Davies

27 October 2017

Mitre fence

It 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
Very often these vintage items have small parts missing or broken ,previously I needed to use a whole number of different machines to cut various materials to include Brass / copper / aluminium / plastics / bakelite / steels.

Since buying this bandsaw I have not needed to use my metal bandsaw / angle grinder / nibbler etc !!!!

I have used this bandsaw a great deal and has been fantastic for my multi material applications ,the cutting of complex shapes is so easy and I just can not see how I survived without this saw .If I have a small complex item to cut , I have made various jigs to hold my workpiece securely,this helps to achieve perfect accuracy and feels much safer.

Brilliant saw and would fully recommend ,Its not just for wood !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Alan Miller

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.
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