American made and engineered to reduce vibration and run quietly.
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BM-20
Throat Capacity 26"
Maximum Cutting Thickness 2 5/8"
Cutting Strokes per Minute 125-1750
Work Table 13 1/2"
Motor DC TENV
Mouting 10 Gauge Steel Legs
Weight 103 lbs
Floor Space Requirements 19 1/2" x 39"
Manufacturer's Warranty 1 year all parts and labor
Shipping Dimensions Box 1 39" x 21" x 20" 96lbs
Box 2 36" x 6" x 6" 30lbs
BM-Series Improvements over the ULTRA series
Upper Arm is 38% lighter and stronger in the direction needed
Lower Arm is 34% lighter and stronger in the direction needed
Pitman Arm is 78% lighter
Motor Bearing Block is integrated into a custom motor
Counterweight is used rather than a flywheel
Adjustable Nose on lower arm. Like the G4 and the JuniorHAWK, the tilt of the blade is infinitely adjustable rather than a two position slot for the lower blade holder as with the ULTRAs.
Features of the BM-26Long 7/8" balde stroke for faster, cleaner cuts that need little or no sanding.
Quick change lower blade holder with two position lower arm gives greater cutting flexibility; faster and easier saw blade positioning.
Large cast aluminum table (13 1/2" diameter) provides a large work area in front of the centrally located blade for better control and more support of your work.
Work table tilts a full 45° both left and right.
Pressure foot gives maximum control even when making the intricate cuts scroll saw users love to make.
Precision crafted steel base and heavy duty legs for greater stability and long lasting durability.
Use any 5" pinless blade to make clean, polished cuts that need little to no sanding.
Front cam over tension realease of the upper blade holder allows you to change blades in seconds which allows you to make inside cuts more quickly and easily than before.
Both the bottom and top blade holder clip into place allowing you to have either blade holder pre loaded for quick blade change out.
Rear cam over for quick release and precise setting of blade tension.
Table-forward design is comfortable to sit at with a shop stool.
Blade feeds from top or bottom.
Adjustable nose allows you to tilt the balde slightly for more aggressive cutting.
Safety spring and stop for safer operation even if the blade breaks.
Flex bellows and Loc-line keeps the cutting area clear for greater visibility and safety.
Machined and casted parts for quality to last a lifetime.
Totally enclosed DC motor gives you complete control of the speed throughout the entire speed range. The motor is TENV to keep out harmful dust. The controller is designed to yield full torque over the entire speed range without over-heating or stalling.
Engineered to run quiet and limit vibration.
Made in the United States of America.
Better than expected
Posted by W. Larry Hamilton on 12th Apr 2019
The fit and finish of the saw is remarkable. It is built much heavier than I expected. I have used many other scroll saws, and this one is better than any of them for ease of use, accuracy of the cut, and the speed at which it cuts. I am very pleased and my only regret is waiting so long to get the BM26 from Bushton Manufacturing.
Posted by Thomas E Bickford on 30th Jul 2018
The BM-26 that I percased is the best Precision Scroll Saw I have ever used! I wore out 3 other Scroll saws before I purchased my BM-26. I have no interest in going back to any of the others!
The adjustable speed is really good 30 to 1750.
It cuts straight and true and cuts almost anything that you have the right blades for!!!!
Best Scroll Saw
Posted by Walter Almond on 6th May 2018
I received my BM-26 saw a couple of weeks ago and I could not be happier. I have owned two different scroll saws before and the Hawk is far superior. My only wish is that I had purchased the Hawk sooner.
Posted by THOMAS W PARKER on 4th Mar 2018
Bought the scroll saw as a sister-in-law has one over 10 years old that works great. Her's appears sturdier with more solid metal around the tilt table instead of fiber/plastic. Had problem when received where it looks like it was hit lengthwise on the edge of the table pushing the table close to a 1/4" out of whack. Upon contacting Bushton Mfg, got prompt help to review videos of the scroll saw detecting the issues. Parts sent and I installed and seems to work great now. Great service. Time will tell if it holds up as good as the ones made 10 years ago, but good to go now.
Posted by Brian Pardue on 28th Sep 2017
I have had my saw for a couple of weeks now and I love this saw. I mainly cut 1" thick wood for Intarsia and have had issues with other saws holding up. Even with this being a new saw I'm not seeing any issues with it. Cuts quicker on some of my harder woods that my saws in the past struggled with. the other couple of thing i really like is everything is out in the open and you can see if anything is wrong without having to take a cover off. The other thing is it is American Made.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Jul 2017
I purchased a used, older RBI Hawk Ultra 226 a few years ago and have been using it since that time. I began having issues with the saw holding the blade tensioning. I recently purchased a new BM-26 model to replace the Ultra. I have been using it for a couple of weeks and am impressed with it so far. The blade tensioning system is improved in this newer model and seems to hold the tension reliably. I also notice less vibration as compared to the older saw. My only complaint is the long lead time before I received my new saw due to motor supplier issues.