This 405mm(16") scroll saw is the smallest of a range of three with some different features not found on any other machine. Constructed mainly from plate steel including a 7mm heavy gauge steel table with an epoxy painted surface. Two unique features make this machine stand out from any other. Firstly, the blade actuating arms are very short, driven by a lever and rod mechanism. This gives very high control of the blade plus exceptionally low vibration. Secondly, the whole arm assembly tilts 45° from the vertical right and 35° left, leaving the table horizontal. This allows much better control of the work, due to greater visibility and being able to work at a natural position. You are not fighting gravity or bending your wrists into awkward positions. This machine is not short of other features, having a variable speed control system giving from 400-1,400 strokes per minute. Blade changing is easy and tool free, with two hand clamps and a quick release lever. An air blower and work hold down are provided. Plus there is efficient dust collection when connected to a suitable fine dust extractor. You are recommended to permanently mount the machine onto your workbench or to one of the dedicated stands available as an option. Using unpinned blades means there is a large selection of blades available or you can use 150mm lengths of 1/4" bandsaw blade, ideal for cutting thicker materials. Supplied with an assortment pack of Swiss made Pegas blades. This is a serious machine for craft or joinery work, not the same as any other.
|Arm Tilt||35° - 0° - 45°|
|Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg||51 mm|
|Nett Weight||24.5 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||686 mm x 380 mm x 432 mm|
|Strokes per Minute||400 - 1,400 (var)|
|Stroke Length||18 mm|
|Table Size||305 mm x 470 mm|
|Throat Depth||406 mm|
|Dust Extraction||63 mm Outlet|
|Motor Power||320 W|
31 January 2018
Almost perfectExcellent saw. Very easy to do internal cuts with its easy to use blade clamp and tensioning system. Large table gives very good support and the tilting saw is excellent. except for the push in and hold indexing pin which makes using the preset angle detents a 2 handed job. Much better than the Proxxon DS460 which I had before. Almost no vibration and quite to use except for the extraction. As mentioned in a previous review it screams when connected to a portable shop vac. On the advice of Axminster technical services I reduced the extraction pressure by using a home made adaptor with holes drilled in it between the shop vac hose nozzle and the port on the scroll saw and this has solved the problem.
26 September 2017
Superb *but!*Received only a few days ago but spent a few hours "playing" this machine really is as good as it reputation (excaliber) and the other reviews are if anything under stated, I have a query logged with Axminster tech support however regarding the dust extraction. Part of the extraction includes a piece of clear perspex below the table. when my dust collector is turned on this perspex acts like a flute "reed" and SCREAMS !!! I am looking forward to an imminent solution from Axminster tech dept.should'nt take long if Axminster excellent service is anything to go by.
30 April 2017
EX16 scroll saw.Picked up my EX16scroll saw from Axminster tool and machinery 8days ago,cannot fault it in any way I can see why it gets 5star ratings.
15 August 2016
Axminster excalibur scroll sawI am highly delighted with my saw purchased on Friday, up and running Saturday morning.
30 June 2016
Serious scrollers need look no futher than this machine,Well I finally took the plunge after my Proxxon saw had the last rites given to it, don't get me wrong the Proxxon saw had been very reliable in the 3 years I'd had it, but it was used more or less every day and I basically flogged it to death. It certainly lasted far longer than the Hegner I had before that, which in all honesty was an over priced piece of junk despite the reputation. I'm sure others will disagree with me hey ho on that score.