Charnwood B250 10'' Premium Woodworking Bandsaw

Charnwood Charnwood B250 10'' Premium Woodworking Bandsaw

Item: B250

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Premium Grade 10'' Woodworking Bandsaw.

  •     Huge 6'' Cutting Depth Capacity
  •     10'' Cutting Width (Throat)
  •     Supplied with High Quality British Made Blade
  •     Precision Ground Cast Iron Work Table
  •     Quick Action Lock On Rip Fence
  •     Crosscutting Mitre Guide Included
  •     Quiet Induction Motor
  •     Mains Powered LED work Light
  •     Integral Dust Collection Tray
  •     Includes Floorstand
  •     Primarily used for Woodworking

A compact floorstanding woodworking bandsaw with a massive cutting capacity, for a machine of this size and price, of 150mm (6"). The big capacity makes it an ideal choice for woodworkers who are short on space. The power is delivered by a quiet induction motor with a belt drive to the bandsaw wheel. The key to straight and accurate cutting on a bandsaw is to have a good set of blade guides. The B250 has three sealed bearings on the blade guard. Two mounted side-on to the blade to control blade twist and keep it true. The rear bearing takes the thrust of the back of the blade allowing it to run freely. The same setup is then repeated beneath the table.

The cast iron table tilts from 90 degrees to 45 degrees and has a positive stop at both of those positions. Any angle in between can be read off the scale and locked in. For rip cuts the guide fence can be situated on either side of the blade, can be locked into position with a single press of the lever and has a clear marker to set against the metric scale. The fence itself can be fitted in two ways. When cutting thicker material the full face height of 60mm is used. When cutting thin and narrow strips the fence is fitted with the small face, against the blade to allow clearance around the guides.

The two doors are fitted with safety locks which cut power to the motor when the doors are open for blade changing or cleaning. A dust extractor is always recommended when using a bandsaw. The dust collection outlet has 3 rings which allow it to accept 3 sizes of hose, 50mm, 75mm & 100mm diameter making it compatible with any type of extraction system. If extraction is not being used however, the bandsaw is fitted with an integral dust collection draw. Dust falling into the base of the machine will be collected here, allowing it to be quickly and easily emptied.

Supplied with 3/8'' x 6tpi blade, rip fence, mitre fence, work light, floorstand, cable and plug.

This Bandsaw is fitted with a High Quality, British manufactured blade with precision ground teeth for incredible cutting results.

 The primary use of this bandsaw is for woodworking and the blade supplied is suitable for cutting both hard and soft woods. The blade supplied can also cut Non-ferrous metals, Plastic and Acrylic. It is possible to use this bandsaw for cutting other materials, but only with a suitable blade fitted.

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"I needed a saw with the potential to turn pieces of tree into stripwood, without breaking the bank. This was the only bandsaw that met the cut depth & price requirements and it does a fairly good job of it once you've got things calibrated. The motor isn't really powerful enough to cut at the full depth the saw is able to take unless you go extremely slowly with a very rough blade, but it copes remarkably well with 2-3" hardwoods. The saw was a bit of a pain to set up since the upper blade guide wants to tilt & the lower one stripped the threads of the bolt hole in the saw body (this should really be a proper nut instead), but a couple of replacement bolts & it's now nice & sturdy and provides me with straight, reliable rip cuts in the 2" hardwood I normally saw. The blade doesn't wobble & the wheel offset angle & tensioning are easy to adjust, although the plastic wing nut to lock the offset is a bit too weak for the job, so be gentle with that. When it comes to bevels, the table is square with its supports & the table tilt isn't the smoothest but it is accurate. The extra stop bolt at 45° prevents the table hitting the saw body so you can be a bit rough with it if it does stick, & the large cutting depth means you can tilt the table for mitres instead of using the fence, which is good because.. Compound mitres are a different matter, unfortunately. The mitre fence is all but useless outside 90°, with the table really being too short to feed the wood in properly at +-45°. The rail is really quite loose in the T track & the fence has a tendency to lift off the rail when you tighten it, throwing off the accuracy even more. Replacing the whole fence with a more accurate one will be necessary if you need to cut compound mitres, but the T track itself seems to be well machined & clean of burs. The table insert & its sink do benefit from a bit of emery paper along the edges. The included blade was a bit too extreme on the drift angle, perhaps due to being on the wheels during storage/transit, so it screamed when ripping long, thick pieces of wood. Replaced that with a new blade & the saw no longer screams at me, cutting smooth & straight with only a tiny drift angle. If you aren't put off by the time it takes to calibrate things properly, this is a great saw for the money. It has all the functions you might need (although you will need to bring your own dust extraction; the drawer doesn't really work) and the massive cutting depth means you could potentially replace the motor with a more powerful one in the future, rather than buying a whole new, larger saw. Adjustment is a bit trial & error, but sticks reliably once you get it right. As I said above, buying a separate mitre gauge/fence & a fresh blade will be necessary for fine work, but then it'll cut like a champ. For rough sawing, this one will work more or less out of the box."
Star Rating 4

Spec

Maximum cutting depth     150mm (6")Throat width    245mm (10")Table size     360mm x 320mmTable Height     940mmTable tilt     90-45 degreesCutting speeds     400 & 800m/minMotor (induction)     375w (1/2hp)Blade length     1826mmBlade widths     6-12mm (1/4" - 1/2")Dimensions (WxDxH)     670mm x 530mm x 1450mmWeight     41KgRating     Light TradeWarranty     1 Year

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