Scheppach HBS20 200mm Bandsaw 240V
Returned. Would not recommend.
Being an engineer I love my tools, so I have never returned any tools in my life but this bandsaw had to go back.
The blade guard was miss-aligned and the stops didn't reach the blade.
When the blade was seated correctly on the top wheel it was nearly coming off the bottom wheel.
These could be shimmed to level out but after buying a new product I don't want to 'fix' it.
The table had so much play in it that I imagine the supplied the fence would not cut straight..
The supplied blade was fitted to the saw and had so many kinks It would be useless to me.
I can't comment on the motor as I never even got to turning the saw on.
The framework is there but let down by cheap corner cutting, it is like it was put together by an apprentice.
Other than selling this manufacturers products I can't fault screwfix, as always they are great. The dpd delivery and pickup service were great too.
All in all, personally I am glad I could return it for my money back, I will spend the extra and get a better quality saw.
Thanks for reading and my advice is avoid this saw unless you want to spend the time fixing it.
24 Oct 2014
i got this for my guitar making project. just would be a nightmare without a band saw. ordered on a Tues and it arrived on the Weds even though its shipped from the supplier. It appears to work very well... cuts a variety of thickness of wood well with the supplied blade. Very quite motor which means i can keep my purchase secret from my wife ;-)... it appears good for the price and the cutting that i will require. Its not up to the ones i used in Art School, but they must have been Â£Â£Â£Â£!
27 Mar 2014
I bought cheap and that is what I got. Poorly made and without the ability to be accurate. I should have paid more but sheppach is a renowned ,I would ask for my money back but it was my stupid purchase.
14 Oct 2013
Fantastic for the price
This band saw was a great purchase .
The blade supplied was a little too rough for my needs as I do fine work but shouldn't be a problem as you can buy a whole range from screwfix , I got a 14tpi 56.5" blade which only just fit in this saw but runs smooth and true.
The build quality is fantastic and it is so quiet when operating.
Thank you Scheppach and thank you screwfix
7 Sep 2013