SCM Formula S 540P 21" Band Saw 4.8hp, 1PH, 230V

$ 7,885

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  • Freight included in price*
  • Next available April 2024

The Formula S 540P is the big brother of the S 440P. For those looking for single-phase power, but with a larger throat and even more resaw capacity, this is the machine for you. With all of the features of its smaller brother, this bandsaw will resaw up to 20” of material. Want to make your own veneer? Bring it on!

The Europeans-style guides provide quick and easy adjustments without the need for tools. They can be adjusted up or down to accommodate the tilting of the table. When you are not tilting the table, you can raise the guides all the way up to the lower table surface to decrease the distance between your guides, maintaining maximum stability through your cut.

This machine boasts plenty of features. Thick cast iron wheels are perfectly balanced to reduce vibration and produce a fly wheel effect to aid in the processing of your pieces. Heavy-duty steel frames are the most rigid in their class and are designed to withstand the tension required for a carbide tipped blade.

The Formula S 540P also has vulcanized tires that not only bonds the rubber tires to the wheel, but fuses them so they become like one, which means greater transfer of power. This also makes it nearly impossible to shred them if a blade breaks, and there is less wear and maintenance over their lifetime.

Two dust ports are included on this band saw, not just one like most others. This helps ensure that you will capture more debris, more efficiently.

  • Steel frame
  • Cast-iron work table
  • Cast-iron rip fence
  • Saw-blade tensioning indicator
  • Rack and pinion lifting system
  • Quick-tilting table with single-handle adjust feature
  • Disc-type cast-iron flywheels running on sealed ball bearings
  • Thick, vulcanized tires
  • American miter slot (3/8" deep x 3/4" wide)
  • Band saw lower footbrake
  • Overload motor protection
  • Emergency push/stop button
  • Top-bottom European-style roller guides with ball bearings
  • Cleaning brush on bottom wheel
  • Safety micro switches
  • Two lower exhaust port outlets for dust extraction
  • Tool set and owner's manual
Motor: Single-phase, 230v
Horsepower: 4.8hp

Recommended Circuit: 30 amp
Flywheel Diameter: 21.25” (540 mm)
Table Size: 20.5” x 28.3” (520 x 720 mm)
Table Tilt: 0° - 45°
Cutting Height/Depth: 19.7” (500 mm)
Cutting Width: 20.5” (520 mm)
Min. Blade Length: 177.55” (4,510 mm)
Max. Blade Length: 179.5” (4,560 mm)
Min Blade Width: .25” (6 mm)
Max Blade Width: 1.25” (35 mm)
Overall Dimensions (Used Upright/Vertically): 37” x 31” x 84.6” (94 x 79 x 215 cm)
Net Weight: 551 lbs. (250 kg)
Total Dust Extraction Ports: 2 Total
Dust Extraction Ports Diameter: 4.7” (120 mm)

  • Mobility kit
  • Tool set
  • Owner's manual


Please note: Items being shipped to extremely remote areas or areas with limited delivery access (such as islands only accessible by ferry) may incur additional shipping or freight fees. If your order requires any additional fees other than what is already included in the price, you will be contacted before those fees are applied and before your item ships. This is rare and will not apply to most orders.

SKU: S 540P

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Gary Miller

Saw and carbide blade are performing as expected. Would be helpful to have a blade tension gauge, though the tension scale on saw seems adequate.