Rexon BS2301A bench bandsaw

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.

dust blower aluminium table
1] A flexible dust blower keeps the cutting line clear
2] The alloy table is fitted with rip and mitre fences
 

Facts & figures

Motor power: 340W
Table size: 315 x 292mm (480mm with extension)
Cutting depth: 89mm
Throat: 228mm
Weight: 17kg
Accessories supplied: Rip and mitre fences

Verdict

An attractive and wellmade
bandsaw supplied
with a surprisingly good
blade. The dust blower and
table extension are handy
features.

Contact: Rexon
01709 876611
www.rexon.co.uk

Performance 4/5
Value for money 3/5