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Scheppach HBS20 80mm Bandsaw 240V (96071)

Quiet yet powerful hobby bandsaw provides fast and accurate cutting of hardwood and softwood. Sturdy all-steel construction. Features a powerful fan-cooled induction motor, good cutting capacities, dust extraction facility and tilting table for stability. Ideal for DIY and hobby users. Supplied with quick-lock fence clamp.

  • 250W Induction Motor
  • Table W x D: 300 x 300mm
  • Max. Cut Depth: 80mm
  • Ripping Capacity: 80mm
  • Aluminium & Steel Table
  • Rip Fence
  • Tilt Range: 0-45°
  • Triple Bearing Blade Guides
  • Dust Extraction Port

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Scheppach HBS20 80mm Bandsaw 240V is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 15.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 5 by from 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not great but could be I've had this a couple of months now and although it cuts pretty good there are a few problems, plastic leaver on fence snapped, should be metal not plastic, the adjustable blade guide gets stuck because of a biuld up of saw dust in the plastic runner and can take sometime to clean although if using dust extractor this is eliminated, time should be taken to set the saw up and would advise changing the saw blade as the one it comes with isn't great. for the money paid its a good little saw
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from im happy with sae I'm happy with this bandsaw very fast delivery I haven't had saw very long but so far its very good for the money haven't done much with it so far.i have cut some 20mm mdf and 10mm plywood also some 5mm plastic with no problems. So I'm happy so far no complaints
Date published: 2016-04-02
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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 . .

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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 .
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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 .
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Provided I got a metal cutting blade - if those are available for this product - is it capable of cutting 3-5mm steel?
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HI The hbs 20 is not suitable for cutting steel as it does not have the power or the correct speed for metal cutting , please have a look at the basa 3 1 hp variable speed bandsaw . this would be more suited to your needs .

thank you for your enquiry .
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HI 230v is standard voltage in Europe , uk supply is 240 v standard + / - 6% , 230v + 6% = 243.80v , 230v - 6% = 216v . 230volt motors will run between these tolerances and are completely okay for 240 Volt UK supply.
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Specification
Blade Length 1400 mm
Brand Scheppach
Colour Blue / Grey
Cutting Depth Capacity 80 mm
Manufacturer Guarantee 2 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
Model No HBS20
Pack Size 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Power Output (Watts/Kw) 250 W
Power Voltage Supply 240 V
Product Depth 430 mm
Product Height 690 mm
Product Type Bandsaw
Product Width 360 mm
Throat Depth 200 mm
Total Product Weight 15.4 kg

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.

Product contents

HBS20, 6tpi blade, quick-lock fence and push stick.

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