Axminster Tools & Machinery will be re-launching its trade rated range of woodworking machinery at the W Exhibition this year. Five new machines will be part of the newly named Axminster Trade range and include a bandsaw, table saw, two spindle moulders and a unique dust processor. These are quality machines built to meet the growing demands of trade customers and serious woodworkers.
The five new machines have all been chosen for their uniqueness or quality of build. The Gyro dust processor is compact, portable and requires no assembly. It is designed with ground-breaking axial centrifugation technology. The processor has won several awards including the Red Dot Design Award (established internationally as a quality mark for good design).
The new bandsaw is the result of close collaboration between Axminster and the manufacturer. It is designed to be the very best 15” bandsaw on the market with many exclusive features. The welded steel frame is over-sized with extraordinary rigidity, allowing very high blade tensions. The T-square style fence maximises accuracy with complete adjustability for aligning to the blade. Uniquely, the precision ground cast iron table has a titanium nitride coating, which apart from looking great, creates a smooth surface and protects the table from rust.
Then there is the table saw which is designed to take some of Axminster’s unique attachments such as products from the UJK Technology range. It is able to mount the UJK router insert plate or UJK router lift in the cast iron side extension table. Although of a conventional design, the exacting precision used during manufacture marks this machine out from others of a similar price.
In addition, there are a number of very useful accessories available for the table saw: dado blade set, overhead blade guard, sliding table, fence for sliding table and router table fence.
Both table saw and bandsaw come with a better standard of rip fence and mitre fence. No cost cutting has occurred with the material used and these machines are the best they can be without overpricing them.
Finally, there are the two spindle moulders: deluxe and CNC. The CNC model is fitted with a custom built Siemens control system, which gives it precise control of spindle height, spindle tilting angle and spindle speed. The result is the user can mould profiles with optimised accuracy parameters and achieve perfect results. The deluxe model comes in a 230V and 415V version. The spindle is of the quick-release type, which means that you can change the machine into a router, using the supplied collet chuck.
These products are aimed at bespoke furniture and joinery makers, small scale kitchen and bathroom producers and keen home woodworkers who want a higher specification machine.
Also, on the Axminster stand visitors will find the Logosol 4-sided planer moulder which can plane and mould timber on all four sides in one swift manoeuvre, plus innovative products from UJK Technology and Lamello.