Thanks for the heads up.
Nothing I can find on the Axminster site.
We see ShopFox over here, too, but that's an American brand isn't it? Likewise Jet have a presence as well. A couple of other names which spring to mind are Nu-Tool, Rexon, Clarke and Warco. The latter pair certainly sold Taiwanese table saws in the 80s and 90s, but I don't know about bandsaws
Shopfox is Woodstock, Jet is Walter Meier aka WMHtools, don't know Nu-tool, Rexon, Clarke and Warco. Just finding some of these organizations is quite a feat.
In point of fact we didn't really see the Taiwanese imports is the same numbers you did in the USA, partly because the market is a lot smaller, as are our houses, and partly because of anti-dumping levies.
We stayed in B&Bs when we were in England and all of them were bigger than what I live in. We get UK "house beautiful" and "sell this house" type programs here and house sizes are comparable to ours.
That meant in the 1980s and 1990s there were a lot of local European saws around, including Elektra-Beckum (now Metabo), Kity (now Scheppach), Startrite (now importing from Europe and China), deWalt, SCM (the S45, now called MiniMax), Felder, etc
Now you've really gotten me scratching my head and trying to remember things!
Oh boy, ain't it fun? I still can't remember what bandsaw I used first -- circa 1960s.
The problem I'm faced with is finding the manuals. Do you have any tool manuals?
Thanks for taking the time to think about this.