Ferrex 10 Inch Bandsaw £156.94 delivered @ Aldi
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Ferrex 10 Inch Bandsaw £156.94 delivered @ Aldi

£156.94Aldi Deals
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Posted 7th Oct
Aldi’s latest specialbuys include this which seems to be a rebranded Scheppach HNS261 (£230 in Screwfix) screwfix.com/p/s…hk.

The single review on Screwfix doesn’t bode well but it is the only review on there.

It is £80 cheaper than the Scheppach though and cuts up to 120mm.
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Give your arms a rest, put down that hand saw and switch on this electric band saw. An essential addition to any home workshop, the vertical bandsaw makes quick work of hard and soft wood.


Accessories Included
1 x Mitre gauge, 1 x Saw blade
Features
  • Solid die-cast alloy table tiltable from 0°-45°
  • Long ripping fence for accurate cuts
  • Quick lock for fast and rigid locking
  • Cuts wood up to 12cm thick
  • Includes Mitre Gauge and extra Saw Blade
  • Powerful induction motor provides quiet, powerful cutting operation

Guarantee/Warranty
3 Years
Safety Warning
Suitable for 18 years or over

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Did you get the milk and bread?

Errrrrr, no but look at this bad boy!
Adiebear07/10/2019 20:23

Did you get the milk and bread?Errrrrr, no but look at this bad boy!


Errrrr, no but I got you a new bread slicer darling, Happy Birthday!
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How does this compare to the Lidl bandsaw for £90?
con197207/10/2019 19:47

How does this compare to the Lidl bandsaw for £90?


This one is 500w vs 350w and will make 120mm vs 80mm cuts.
Like it, have some heat!
Did you get the milk and bread?

Errrrrr, no but look at this bad boy!
Looks like a good deal, won’t be the best bandsaw but for that price you won’t find much better. 500 watt induction motor and 120mm max cut are impressive specs for the price range, decent specs for anything under £250 so for £150 worth a shot.
I sort of want one. But not really sure why
Adiebear07/10/2019 20:23

Did you get the milk and bread?Errrrrr, no but look at this bad boy!


Errrrr, no but I got you a new bread slicer darling, Happy Birthday!
The Aldi website says online exclusive, not available in stores.
So it 100% wasn't me yesterday in a local Aldi looking for this.
Mine arrived this morning. First impressions are pretty positive;

The table isn't cast iron, but is decently thick and flat.
The fence, when locked in position is dead square to the table. It is also a front to back clamping fence, so the back doesn't have any play when the front is locked.
The included mitre guage is so loose in the slot that it is useless, but that is pretty much normal for these things.
Plenty of adjustment on the bearings, although they are a bit fiddly to hold in place while tightening.
I'm not sure how effective the lower dust extraction port will be, but the one directly under the blade will likely be enough

Overall, can't complain about anything substantial for the amount it cost.
Rob_Webb11/10/2019 13:05

Mine arrived this morning. First impressions are pretty positive;The table …Mine arrived this morning. First impressions are pretty positive;The table isn't cast iron, but is decently thick and flat.The fence, when locked in position is dead square to the table. It is also a front to back clamping fence, so the back doesn't have any play when the front is locked.The included mitre guage is so loose in the slot that it is useless, but that is pretty much normal for these things.Plenty of adjustment on the bearings, although they are a bit fiddly to hold in place while tightening.I'm not sure how effective the lower dust extraction port will be, but the one directly under the blade will likely be enoughOverall, can't complain about anything substantial for the amount it cost.


Have you tried any thick cuts with it?
diyson12/10/2019 15:31

Have you tried any thick cuts with it?


I don't have any really thick stock to test it with, I've just ripped a 1mm strip off of a 8cm thick length of sapele as that is probably the worst I can throw at it right now. The cut is rough, but acceptable and there is probably a bit of wiggle room left in terms of fettling to get it better. That was also with the stock blade, so a better quality one would likely yield better results.
Rob_Webb11/10/2019 13:05

Mine arrived this morning. First impressions are pretty positive;The table …Mine arrived this morning. First impressions are pretty positive;The table isn't cast iron, but is decently thick and flat.The fence, when locked in position is dead square to the table. It is also a front to back clamping fence, so the back doesn't have any play when the front is locked.The included mitre guage is so loose in the slot that it is useless, but that is pretty much normal for these things.Plenty of adjustment on the bearings, although they are a bit fiddly to hold in place while tightening.I'm not sure how effective the lower dust extraction port will be, but the one directly under the blade will likely be enoughOverall, can't complain about anything substantial for the amount it cost.


Hi, just ordered one and thinking of getting some different blades from Kendal tools. Can you tell me the blade width that you can put through this machine as I cant find any info online? My guess is max 1/2 inch? Thanks
oldbillbailey13/10/2019 11:33

Hi, just ordered one and thinking of getting some different blades from …Hi, just ordered one and thinking of getting some different blades from Kendal tools. Can you tell me the blade width that you can put through this machine as I cant find any info online? My guess is max 1/2 inch? Thanks


I can't tell you definitively, because the manual doesn't say and I can't find anything on the machine itself. However the rubber strip on the wheels is around 14mm wide so should take a 1/2 inch blade. The supplied ones are both around 10mm.
Rob_Webb13/10/2019 12:37

I can't tell you definitively, because the manual doesn't say and I can't …I can't tell you definitively, because the manual doesn't say and I can't find anything on the machine itself. However the rubber strip on the wheels is around 14mm wide so should take a 1/2 inch blade. The supplied ones are both around 10mm.


Just got mine this afternoon and spent the evening setting her up and adjusting things. Few little niggles setting up but nothing too much and am overall pleased with the setup. Just wondered if you can tell me, I noticed when you raise and lower the guide the back bearing goes further away from back of blade when you raise it to maximum and seems to be angled very slightly. Is this normal or do i have a duff machine? Does yours do this? It seems the two bolts that hold the guide vertically, the top one is a few mil closer to the back hence why the back bearing isn't the same distance when raised.
oldbillbailey16/10/2019 22:10

Just got mine this afternoon and spent the evening setting her up and …Just got mine this afternoon and spent the evening setting her up and adjusting things. Few little niggles setting up but nothing too much and am overall pleased with the setup. Just wondered if you can tell me, I noticed when you raise and lower the guide the back bearing goes further away from back of blade when you raise it to maximum and seems to be angled very slightly. Is this normal or do i have a duff machine? Does yours do this? It seems the two bolts that hold the guide vertically, the top one is a few mil closer to the back hence why the back bearing isn't the same distance when raised.



Just been and had a check; there is a far amount of play in the guide, so I found I could tighten the guide locking knob down with the rear bearing around 5mm away from the blade, but slackening it off again and pulling the guide towards the blade before locking it off I could get it flush. Obvously as you raise the guide it gets harder to pull forward, but I found adjusting the rear bearing with the guide fully raised meant I could maintain a consistent gap between it and the blade all the way down it's travel.

I didn't check if the bolts are aligned vertically on mine, because it feels like the guide has a fairly wide slot for them to ride in, so I think they would need to be VERY misaligned to render it really out of square if you adjust the rear bearing at the top of the guide travel.
Rob_Webb16/10/2019 22:40

Just been and had a check; there is a far amount of play in the guide, so …Just been and had a check; there is a far amount of play in the guide, so I found I could tighten the guide locking knob down with the rear bearing around 5mm away from the blade, but slackening it off again and pulling the guide towards the blade before locking it off I could get it flush. Obvously as you raise the guide it gets harder to pull forward, but I found adjusting the rear bearing with the guide fully raised meant I could maintain a consistent gap between it and the blade all the way down it's travel.I didn't check if the bolts are aligned vertically on mine, because it feels like the guide has a fairly wide slot for them to ride in, so I think they would need to be VERY misaligned to render it really out of square if you adjust the rear bearing at the top of the guide travel.


I'll give that a try. Like you said, for the money you can't really complain to much! Managed a 15cm long, 1.5mm veneer in testing, and that was with the stock blade so pretty impressed with it overall. Thanks for the help Rob
oldbillbailey16/10/2019 22:47

I'll give that a try. Like you said, for the money you can't really …I'll give that a try. Like you said, for the money you can't really complain to much! Managed a 15cm long, 1.5mm veneer in testing, and that was with the stock blade so pretty impressed with it overall. Thanks for the help Rob


No worries, happy to help. Hope moving the guide sorts it for you.
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