The bandsaw is one of the most versatile machines in the workshop. Our bandsaw training course is designed to teach you all of the basics of the machine. Learn how to set the machine up and use it safely. Be guided by your tutor as they pass on their skills, knowledge and experience and show you how to get the best out of this very useful machine.
Our introductory course aims to teach you all the basics of the bandsaw. Start your day with an in-depth look into the machine and an explanation of each component. Then go on to discuss what each of the components does and its functions within the machine. With a step-by-step guide, you will learn how to set up the machine including the blade changing process. Furthermore, your tutor will discuss with you the different blades available and their uses. Throughout the course you will have practical use on the machine, including safe cutting when using the machine for different tasks.
At the end of the course you will be able to take home a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ alongside the wealth of knowledge you have learnt on the bandsaw.
You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.
The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.
A most enriching experience!
I spent a fabulous week at the Axminster Tools training centre making a Windsor chair, although I am a keen woodworker, I learnt so much more on this course and was able to use tools of the highest quality and have tuition in their use. The tutors were excellent and extremely patient and helpful, not at all like being in an educational situation. I can highly recommend this course and the education centre, a most enriching experience.Roger T, Windsor Chair Course
Very pleased with the day
Attended this sharpening course with five other students! All had various tools to sharpen. Jason provided excellent tuition. Gave tuition on the various ways to sharpen tools. Lots of tips and tricks to obtain a sharp edge. Came away with my tools well sharpened. Very pleased with the day. Thanks to the Skill Centre staff for looking after us.Harold R, Tool Sharpening Training