In this video blog I show you briefly around my new tablesaw, the Axminster AW10BSB2 Saw Bench, as well as taking a look at some cheaper woodturning chisels which I bought online.
I am not going to write a review for this saw. I’m not really in a position to give a real recommendation as I haven’t had the pleasure of working on many different table saws. Here however is a list of what I like about the saw and where I think it could be better, hopefully this will help you to make an informed decision if you are looking to buy a new saw.
- The fence is solid, locks tightly and came almost perfectly parallel to the blade.
- The cuts made by the saw are acceptably clean depending upon the blade used.
- A dust chute beneath the blade provides good dust extraction.
- The price is very reasonable compared to other saws on the market.
- A sliding table kit is also available for this saw.
Improvements which could be made:
- Although solidly built the height and tilt handles are built of plastic. (nassssty)
- The arbor of the saw does not facilitate the use of stacked dado blades.
- The riving knife supplied did not allow for through cuts although by extending groove in the knife can be lowered. Alternatively one could be made from sheet metal.
- The thin throat plate supplied means conventional zero clearance inserts cannot be made although here I demonstrate how to make inserts for saws like this.
- The saw is supplied with a 16 amp plug although it is only the 12″ model “AW12BSB2″ which requires a 16amp power supply. The 10″ models plug will either need to be replaced or an adapter used to connect it to a 13amp supply.
Watch the video to get a look at the saw and hear about the turning tools.