brass strips cut on the bandsaw

Cutting Brass on a Bandsaw

February 28, 2020 Nigel 0

Cutting brass on a bandsaw can be difficult and so I devised this simple modification to overcome two of the main issues. My solution was to fit an MDF board on top of the cast [more…]

Proxxon DS230/e Fretsaw

August 27, 2018 Nigel 0

The Proxxon DS230/e Fretsaw is a light small fretsaw that works very effectively and is easy to use at any level. Specification Machined worktable of die-cast aluminium, 160 x 160mm. ABS plastic body with side [more…]

Axminster AWVFS Variable Speed Fretsaw

August 11, 2018 Nigel 0

A review of the Axminster AWVFS Variable Speed Fretsaw. I’ve been looking around for a jigsaw/fretsaw/scroll saw for some time. I need one for occasional use and this is what I ended up with. Specification [more…]

Proxxon Bench Circular Saw FKS/e

October 8, 2016 Nigel 0

A review of the Proxxon Bench Circular Saw FKS/e. Specification 220 – 240V motor, 50/60Hz. Electronic speed control, with feedback effect, for speeds of 4,400 – 6,800rpm. Overall size: 300 x 262 x 170mm (without [more…]

Proxxon Bench Circular Saw KS 230

October 8, 2016 Nigel 0

Specification Machined, die-cast aluminium table of 160 x 160mm. Super cut blade 58mm dia., 80 teeth, individually set and sharpened, is included. Quiet, high performance 230V motor for prolonged use. Graduated mitre stop. Base of [more…]

Unimat 3 Circular Saw

July 26, 2016 Nigel 0

A review of the Unimat 3 Circular Saw. The Emco Unimat 3 had a great circular saw attachment. The real benefit of this was the precision with which you can strip and machine wood for [more…]

Proxxon Cut off/mitre saw KGS 80

April 17, 2016 Nigel 4

Specification 220 – 240V  200W  50/60 Hz 4,000 rpm Base with round table of highly stable, die-cast alu, with CNC milled fittings and slides. Table size 230 x 230mm. Weight 6kg. Consult the table for [more…]

Guide Bearing Failure on BS250

April 9, 2016 Nigel 0

I went to change the blade on my Record BS250 bandsaw and the lower set of bearings were locked solid, you could just about feel movement if you rocked them back and forth. I removed the metal shields [more…]

Record BS250 Bandsaw

April 1, 2016 Nigel 0

A review of the Record BS250 Bandsaw. My old bandsaw has broken, nothing too serious, but the casting around the guides broke and being a friction based guide system I just thought enough is enough. [more…]

Proxxon MBS 240/e Micro Bandsaw

April 1, 2016 Nigel 0

The Proxxon MBS 240/e Micro Bandsaw is perfect for miniature work and has a small footprint on the workbench. You won’t be cutting through great chunks of wood with this bandsaw, but you will be [more…]