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#1 posted 11-18-2012 04:37 AM

congrats on the buy, DIY. that’s a great saw and welcome to the world of rikon band saws. for a mobile base, i’d humbly suggeat this one:

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2080750/33126/woodriver-universal-mobile-base-hardware-kit.aspx

two layers of 1/2” plywood would provide a rock solid base to which the saw itself could be bolted. i have an htc on my 18” rikon and it’s a dreadful base. thin metal extension bars flex when the saw is operating leading to vibration issues. when i’m ready to make a little more room available to my BS, i’ll be switching to the wood river base linked above.

and try to avoid those timberwolf blades woodcraft sells. the welds are, at best, inconsistent, leading to blade loping and vibration issues. i’m partial to lennox from iturra, but olsun also gets good ratings.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.


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