The Rexon is an unusual machine, with a couple of features rarely found on a bandsaw. It’s a nicely-styled machine which sits securely on its widely-splayed base. A floor stand is available as an accessory. The main body is steel, with a plastic access door. On the top is a simple blade tension knob, with the tracking adjustment on the back panel.
The blade guides are made from square-section steel bars and there’s a roller thrust bearing. The upper blade guard is operated by a rackand- pinion knob on the back, making it easy to set.
The worktable is alloy and also has a rack-and-pinion system on the mounting bracket, allowing it to be tilted to 45°. It’s fi tted with a rip fence and a small mitre fence and also has a useful side extension which doubles as an extended rip fence, giving a rip capacity of 315mm.
Above the table is a flexible blower pipe, similar to those found on fretsaws, which produces a jet of air to keep the cutting line clear. It’s driven by a small pump mounted on the back of the motor.
The BS2301A is a competent performer, and the blade supplied s surprisingly good and cuts accurately. The table extension offers good workpiece support, and the little blower helps keep the cutting line clear. There’s also a dust extraction port built into the base of the main casing.
Value for money 3/5
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