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Type of machine

Band Saw

Manufacturer

Record Power

Designed in

United Kingdom

Production status

New

User rating (1 vote)

  • Record Power Sabre 250 Bandsaw
  • Record Power Sabre 250 Bandsaw Rip Fence
  • Record Power Sabre 250 Bandsaw Wheel
  • Record Power Sabre 250 Bandsaw Guides

    Adjust the guides without tools

  • Record Power Sabre 250 Bandsaw Tension Lever

    Quick release lever

Specifications
Power: 370 W Max cutting height: 127 mm
Table size: 490 x 660 mm Max cutting width: 245 mm
Wheel Diameter: 250 mm Blade length: 1790 mm
Blade width: 6 - 13 mm Working height: 368 mm
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The Record Power Sabre 250 is a premium bandsaw aimed at hobbyist with limited space but higher quality standards. It is an upgraded version of the ‘normal’ Record Power BS 250.

The term Sabre refers to Record Power’s premium bandsaw line, while the number 250 refers to the size of the wheels, which are 10 inches, which is just over 250 millimeter.

Although it is a rather small machine, it has a good build quality and many features that you won’t find on the cheaper, but similarly sized Record Power BS 250. These are the key differences:

Better guides

The Sabre 250 is about 50% more expensive than the BS 250, but it has several improvements to warrant the extra price. It has better guides, with plastic knobs to make them much easier to adjust. On the BS 250 you have to use an allen key to adjust the guides.

Quick release tension lever

Another great upgrade is the quick release tension lever, making it much easier to switch blades and release tension when you’re done working on the machine. This can prolong the lifespan of your blades.

Two speeds and more powerful motor

It also has two speeds, while the BS 250 only has one speed. This gives it a bit more torque, which is quite beneficial when cutting hardwoods on such a small machine. And it helps with cutting metals. It also has a 1/2 HP motor, compared to the 1/3 HP motor on the 305.

It also has heavier aluminium wheels and a sturdier fence that can be put in both a high and a low position.

North American equivalent

Record Power is mostly active in the UK and Europe, but the machine itself is made in Asia (Taiwan most likely), and is sold in North America under the Rikon brand. The Rikon 10-306 is exactly the same machine, just painted blue.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Excellent machine for hobbyists with limited space but high quality standards.

Value for money

AA

Quality

A

What we don't like

  • Limited size, can’t cut wide boards

What we like

  • Small footprint, easy to store
  • Good build quality
  • Tension quick release lever
  • Sturdy fence
  • Easy to adjust guides

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Record Power Sabre 250 Bandsaw

General
Working height368 mm
Weight (standard configuration)35 kg
Total height865 mm
Total width525 mm
Motor
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Motor Frequency50 Hz
Extra Features and Options
Wheeled metal baseOption
Band Saw
Maximum Cutting Height127 mm
Maximum Cutting Width245 mm
Table size490 x 660 mm
Band Saw blade
Blade length1790 mm
Blade width6 - 13 mm

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