Premium Grade 10” Woodworking Bandsaw.
- Huge 6” Cutting Depth Capacity
- 10” Cutting Width (Throat)
- Supplied with High Quality British Made Blade
- Precision Ground Cast Iron Work Table
- Quick Action Lock On Rip Fence
- Crosscutting Mitre Guide Included
- Quiet Induction Motor
- Mains Powered LED work Light
- Integral Dust Collection Tray
- Includes Floor Stand
- Primarily used for Woodworking
A compact floor standing woodworking bandsaw with a massive cutting capacity, for a machine of this size and price, of 150mm (6″). The big capacity makes it an ideal choice for woodworkers who are short on space. The power is delivered by a quiet induction motor with a belt drive to the bandsaw wheel. The key to straight and accurate cutting on a bandsaw is to have a good set of blade guides. The B250 has three sealed bearings on the blade guard. Two mounted side-on to the blade to control blade twist and keep it true. The rear bearing takes the thrust of the back of the blade allowing it to run freely. The same setup is then repeated beneath the table.
The cast iron table tilts from 90 degrees to 45 degrees and has a positive stop at both of those positions. Any angle in between can be read off the scale and locked in. For rip cuts the guide fence can be situated on either side of the blade, can be locked into position with a single press of the lever and has a clear marker to set against the metric scale. The fence itself can be fitted in two ways. When cutting thicker material the full face height of 60mm is used. When cutting thin and narrow strips the fence is fitted with the small face, against the blade to allow clearance around the guides.
The two doors are fitted with safety locks which cut power to the motor when the doors are open for blade changing or cleaning.
A dust extractor is always recommended when using a bandsaw. The dust collection outlet has 3 rings which allow it to accept 3 sizes of hose, 50mm, 75mm & 100mm diameter making it compatible with any type of extraction system. If extraction is not being used however, the bandsaw is fitted with an integral dust collection draw. Dust falling into the base of the machine will be collected here, allowing it to be quickly and easily emptied.
Supplied with 3/8” x 6tpi blade, rip fence, mitre fence, work light, floor stand, 1.8m power cable and UK 3 pin plug.
This Bandsaw is fitted with a High Quality, British manufactured blade with precision ground teeth for incredible cutting results.
Charnwood B250 Specification
|Maximum cutting depth
|Max. cutting width with fence
||105mm Left / 120mm Right
||360mm x 320mm
|Mitre Guide T-Slot
||8.5mm / 14mm
||400 & 800m/min
||6-13mm (1/4″ – 1/2″)
||670mm x 530mm x 1450mm
|Assembly Time Required
The primary use of this bandsaw is for woodworking and the blade supplied is suitable for cutting both hard and soft woods. The blade supplied can also cut Non-ferrous metals, Plastic and Acrylic. It is possible to use this bandsaw for cutting other materials, but only with a suitable blade fitted.
Dave B –
I am very impressed with this saw, a very high quality tool at a very affordable price. It requires some assembly as one would expect but it was very easy do. The manual is quite comprehensive but I would recommend checking out YouTube for the fine setting up if you are not experienced with band-saws, taking the trouble to set it up properly will pay dividends in terms of accuracy and ease of use.
The saw has a quiet and powerful motor for a saw of this size and the legs and table are sturdy and solid. There is little to be gained by listing the specs here but suffice it to say, all the claims made by Charnwood regarding the B250 are fair and reasonable. I especially like the sliding miter guide, it’s adjustable and so will ensure an accurate cut when using it. One small niggle, when the rip fence is clamped down the far end will raise slightly off of the table making it difficult when cutting thin pieces; when I need to cut veneer, or similar, flat on the table I just pop a small clamp on the far end to hold it to the table. Otherwise it is sturdy and accurate.
I would not hesitate to recommend this saw, it would make a fine addition to any home workshop or for light industrial work.