Today I finally ordered my new Rikon 10-325 14” Deluxe Bandsaw. Woodcraft said it would take 7-14 days for it to come in. Seems weird spending so much money for something you don’t have… lol. I read Dick Cain's review, and I was sold (by the way, Dick, thanks for that awesome review!).
I’ve wanted a bandsaw for years, but I’ve never gotten around to getting one. The price has went up since Dick’s review, I’m assuming metal and fuel costs. I’m going to purchase a mobile base for it, and a variety of blades. The general consensus is that the blade that comes with the saw is not too fantastic. Since there are quite a few experienced bandsaw users in this community, I thought I’d ask a couple questions.
Has anyone here had any success with a “reasonably” priced mobile base for one of these, or has anyone made their own for this or similar equipment? I think this machine is about 250 pounds… so, the base would have to easily handle that weight.
Also, I’ve seen several reviews on blades here. I really want this machine to cut planks from some oak and hickory timber on a sled, and I want to do some resawing. Any suggestions from those that have done this type of milling?
Are there other accessories that you guys can’t live without, is there anything else I should be considering?
I have “zero” experience with a bandsaw, and anything would help….
Thanks in advance….
-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †