Rated 1 out of
I bought this having read a lot of good and a few not good reviews.
Delivery etc was excellent, cannot fault that.
Machine looked good and went together fairly well.
Started it and the blade fell off instantly.
Opened covers to see what the issue was, slackened it off and put blade back on straight, ran it up and it fell off.
I had bought a new blade with it and trie this, but still it will not run true. Spent in total 3 hours adjusting blades to see if i can get the wheels to align enough for the blades not to run stright off, but not possible. Even got to the stage of turning the adjusting screw tenths of a turn, but came to the conclusion it will never work.
Not impressed! Sent it back. Waiting for the pick up now, as you cannot return this to a store, despite what the Screwfix call centre may tell you (wasted trip).
Nice machine if it works, as some clearly do, but i am going to look elsewhere.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of
Excellent little bandsaw, easy to set up and use. Ive had this over a month now and i cant get over how good it is, cuts through 2x4 with no problems same with 25mm ply and 18mm mdf. Thats all ive used it for so far but its a really good bit of kit, would highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 3 out of
My New Bandsaw
The tool is delivered direct from the manufacturer and that was fine. I took it out of the box gave the band tension, plugged it in and turned it on for the band to immediately fall off the wheels. So I was nonplussed that it wasn't set up to work straight out of the box.
Anyway it needed a complete set up as all the adjustments were way out. The instruction book was nearly useless for making these adjustments but there are great videos available on the net to show how to do it. The saw now works fine but the wheels are offset from each other by about 5 mm so the band can't be centered on the wheels. I'm not sure how this will affect long term reliability but as I say the saw works fine.
Of course there is no miter track with this model so don't buy it if you need one.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 1 out of
Dangerous Design Fault
Bought the saw for minor work such as cutting thicker pieces that my scroll saw couldn't manage.
The blade that came with the saw was totally hopeless and I ended up setting the saw on a shelf because it really didn't perform well even after several attempts at getting everything set up correctly.
Finally got a free weekend to look at the saw and try and get it to perform properly. I bought a few blade for the saw which did make a massive improvement on the performance of the saw even though due to the underpowered motor the blade would easily bog down.
I noticed that after only a few cuts the guard would stick in whatever posistion it was in during the cut. Which meant that the guard could not be raised or lowered which is not only a frustration but a major safety issue. I read some of the other reviews on Screwfix and elsewhere online about this model of saw and seen that I was not alone in this issue.
The guard rides using a plastic toothed cog on a plastic toothed rail which will clog with dust. I used a dust extractor on every cut but the dust extractor port is on the bottom wheel where as the guard rail is on the top wheel so dust extraction is doing very little to prevent dust from getting into the guard mechanism.
Only way to fix the sticking guard is to remove the top wheel and then the guard and clean it out using a wire brush and put it back together again which isn't difficult but is very time consuming and very frustrating when you have to do it after a few cuts.
Called Scheppach's customer service who were not particularly pleasant or helpful and their attitude was that they could do nothing about the way in which the saw was designed but they would send me new wheels and guard parts which would be exactly the same as what I have and therefore would create exactly the same fault. The customer service person also suggested the fault was occurring because I was not using dust extraction which I was and was laughable given the dust extraction unit I was using was also made by them so by proxy they were saying their own dust extractor was poor which it is but that's for another review.
I didn't expect much from this unit given it's price and it does perform fairly well given it's limitations once a decent brand name blade is installed but I cannot keep or use a saw that needs to be taken apart and cleaned after 3 or 4 cuts due to a bad design. At the end of the day the safety guard (which also contains the guide bearings) should be freely movable which it isn't and not prepared to put personal safety needlessly at risk.
Date published: 2016-06-14
Is the dust extractor built in or would I have to buy it separately?
HI The dust outlet is 40mm , i would recommend the scheppach ha 1000 dust extractor which is supplied as standard with a 4 piece adaptor set this fits onto the hbs 20 40mm outlet perfectly .
Date published: 2017-02-16
Will a 18TPI 56 X 1/8 fit this bandsaw
Hello I think 56 inches is too long as the top wheel could foul the underside at the top of the machine body , you require I400MM / 55 inch blade .
Date published: 2017-02-15
How do I remove the large screws on the cover ? I've tried various screw drivers but cannot turn them at all, I'm desperate to change the blade!
Hello The door locks open anti clockwise 1/4 turn to quarter to and clockwise 1/4 turn to o clock , they do not rotate fully like a screw , there are stickers on the door locks showing lock and unlock icons . .
Hope this helps .
Date published: 2017-01-08
Not sure of the terminology of throat, depth etc. I would like to know what the max height of wood that would pass between the table top and the top of the cutting blade
Hello The maximum cutting depth is 80mm , how ever , if most of your cuts are this depth you would need to go up to the hbs 300 which has a depth of cut of 175mm . Thank you .
Date published: 2016-11-22
Does it cut 65 mm timber easly
Hello I have tested this machine with various timbers and blades , for deep ripping up to 80mm you will need a ripping blade 12mm wide with 4 teeth per inch , the length is 1400 mm , with this blade i ripped acurately 75mm oak with no problem , as always when deep ripping you must let the blade do the work nice and steady .
This is a great little hobby bandsaw . Thanks for your interest .
Date published: 2016-11-26
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W x D x H: 360 x 430 x 690mm. Table W x D: 300 x 300mm. Blade length: 1400mm. Blade speed: 900m/min. Weight: 15.4kg. Blade width 3.5-12mm. Throat D x H: 200 x 80mm. Includes Plug.
HBS20, 6tpi blade, quick-lock fence and push stick.
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