Unlike inferior machines fabricated from tubular profiles or sheet metal construction, the housing of this band saw is made from solid, ribbed die-cast aluminium.
Double-ball-bearing aluminium pulleys ensure smooth running, and the sturdy machined table has a slot for the mitre gauge or fence.
The machine can be adjusted to take our many different sawblade styles and widths, and coolant can be fed through a tube for use with diamond blades. The triple-ball-bearing blade guide with coolant channel is included! The entire table tilts through 45 degrees for accurate mitre sawing.
A quiet, high quality motor is used to run the toothed-belt drive to the blade, permitting prolonged operation. The electronic controller lets you choose the appropriate blade speed for accurate cutting, and a reference table is included on the case.
With a standard blade size of 0.4mm x 5.0mm, this band saw is ideal for fine work, and allows cutting of small radii.
Posted by Tony - Sydney on 5th Apr 2014
I’ve owned the Proxxon mini-band saw for a couple of years and it has great accuracy and is a dream to use! Just make sure you connect it to a shop vac or similar as I actually broke a blade and found that it inside was full of dust ... because I didn’t take the user manual advice. Now it’s connected to the shop-vac every time it’s used!
The machine has plenty of power, low vibration and noise and great accuracy – all in all, a great choice with German precision! Further proof you get what you pay for (particularly when compared to the retail el-cheapo versions available off the shelf!!