In The Shed: Hafco Woodmaster BP-310 Wood Band Saw
Ideal for woodworking in the home garage or small workshop, let’s take a closer look at the features of the Hafco Woodmaster BP-310 Wood Band Saw.
Standing 1620mm tall and weighing 65kg, with a 305mm throat capacity, the Hafco Woodmaster BP-310 sits atop a steel stand. It’s powered by a 750W/1hp, 240V induction motor.
Blade size measures 2240(l) x 12.5(w) x 0.65(t) mm, with two blade speeds to choose from: 370 and 800metres per minute. The Hafco BP-310 has been engineered to ensure a straight, well-supported blade for smooth operation at all times. This is achieved thanks to ball-bearing blade guides at the top, bottom and sides, plus a guide roller at the rear.
The Hafco Woodmaster BP-310 boasts an impressive level of adjustability, meaning you work accurately and comfortably at all times. A rack-and-pinion tilt mechanism is built into the 480 x 390mm cast iron table which angles 0-45°, so you can achieve the right work height for the job at hand. The extruded aluminium rip fence slides back and forth, with a quick-action lock to fix it into place. Both the rip fence and mitre guide can be swapped and used on either the right or left side. There’s also a geared rack on the cutting height adjustment. Another clever design detail is the LED work light attached to a flexible arm.
Hinged top and bottom blade guard doors plus a quick-release blade tension lever enable fast, fuss-free blade replacement. There’s a window in the top guard door featuring a blade tension indicator, negating the need to open the door to check the state of the blade.
A built-in brush cleans the wheel and keeps it tracking smoothly by removing sawdust, which is directed into a sliding compartment drawer and 100mm collector port.
User safety is of paramount importance, that’s why the Hafco Woodmaster BP-310 Wood Band Saw has a number of protective measures built into it. There’s a safety magnetic switch with dust cover and emergency stop, so in the case of a power outage it won’t allow the machine to fire up again unless the Start button is pushed. In addition, the hinged blade guards are equipped with micro-switches that cut power in the case of the blade guard opening.
If you work with timber and want to cut clean, accurate lines, angles and even circles — the Circle Cutting Attachment (CCA-310) cuts circles 110mm to 730mm and is available as an optional extra — the Hafco Woodmaster BP-310 Wood Band Saw is a high-quality, high-performance piece of machinery.
The Hafco Woodmaster BP-310 Wood Band Saw is a must-have for every woodworker. Order Code: (W952)