Scheppach HBS20 200mm Bandsaw 240V
Not up to standard
I do diy as a hobby looking at this product I thought it would do for making little toys such as a 3D reindeer (youtube) simple project but trying to go round slight curves is impossible the blade just wont take the curves then the motor stops very annoying as the blade jams in a curve its doing my head in . Even against the guide you dont get a straight cut !!! Buy cheap you get cheap no offense to screw fix great store and service but this product is useless.
31 Jan 2015
great bit of kit
I bought this saw as a replacement for my previous band saw I use this to trim wood for my wood lathe the band saw is well made and works great I only wish I had bought this model in the first instance does everything I need with safety
13 Jan 2015
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