Axminster Tools & Machinery have recently launched their new range of Craft machines after months of research and development.
The new range replaces Axminster’s Hobby Series which the company felt was being copied by retailers who are not tool and machinery specialists. Therefore, the range is aimed at the discerning home user and those dedicated, creative souls who literally spend hours trying to perfect their craft. Crucially these machines are affordable with enhanced features not normally found on machines at this level.
Within the range, you will find new lathes, bandsaws, scroll saws, a table saw, sanders and grinders as well as some of the existing Hobby machines which have transitioned into the Craft range.
Examples within the Craft range include four new bandsaws which are designed to give you more control, accuracy and capacity and have features not found on this level of machinery before, giving you the ability to craft your project the way you want to. These bandsaws are ultra smooth and rock solid with wide trunnions, a ground cast iron table, extraction ports and new mitre fence. Furthermore, good blade tension ensures smooth cuts.
The AC355WL lathe is regarded as the finest addition to the woodturning range for some time. As with all the lathes in the Craft range, this one is precision ground and has a powerful motor, variable speed and three belt settings with indexing. To add to that, the RPM counter is a useful feature especially for beginners. As an added incentive for anyone contemplating taking up the hobby of woodturning, Axminster is offering a free 3-hour introduction to woodturning at any of its stores when buying a new Craft lathe. Alternatively, purchasers can upgrade to 25% discount off a 2-day course at either Axminster or Sittingbourne Skill Centre.
So confident are Axminster about the build quality and manufacture of these machines, that they all come with a three-year warranty covering parts and labour.
For more information about the products in the Axminster Craft range, visit axminster.co.uk/axminster-craft or go to one of the eight Axminster stores. There are also videos on the website taking you through some of the new machines and their unique features.
Thanks to Axminster Tools and Machinery for the news.
For more details, see the Axminster Tools Website