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Recieved Rikon 10-325 14" Deluxe today

by steve
posted 586 days ago


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Woodmaster1

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#1 posted 586 days ago

Highland hardware still has them on sale for 799 +shipping.

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steve

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#2 posted 586 days ago

thanx, but the shipping is $250+, that’s how Highland gets ya

-- steve/USA

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steve

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#3 posted 586 days ago

I checked relentlessly, everywhere, there are no deals going on right now…
so I sent WC an email asking for the sale deal they adverted before (-) the gift card, we’ll see, but I doubt it.
I won’t pay full price for this saw, if they can offer it for $799 + a $100 giftcard then it’s NOT worth $949, no way, won’t pay it, right?
I’ll wait, I’m patient, :)

-- steve/USA

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crank49

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#4 posted 586 days ago

Some times retailers are at the mercy of the manufacturers when it comes to deals like this. I know I carry a few lines (not wood working or tool related) that will only allow me to advertize sales when the supplier permits; and only by very specific guidelines. If I fail to comply they have the contractural right to fine me at least $10,000 per day and drop me as a vender and can go so far as to shut down my store. European manufacturer, by the way. I’d be willing to bet Festool is like this.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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steve

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#5 posted 585 days ago

I emailed WoodCraft and they gave me the Rikon 14” Deluxe for the old sale price…$799.99 + $95. Shipping, & the $100 GIFT CARD, Nice!!! Ships tomorrow…have it next week.
Thanks for the replies.

-- steve/USA

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 585 days ago

That is GREAT Joe! Congratulations! IMO, you will love this BS. I have mine set up with a 3/4 3TPI TW balde for resawing and i am happy with it. I know I’m maxed out, but it is working!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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steve

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#7 posted 585 days ago

That’s the blade I am going to get with the giftcard

-- steve/USA

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Woodmaster1

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#8 posted 585 days ago

Congrats on the bandsaw. I love my rikon deluxe. The deal woodcraft gave is the reason we need to support them and some of the other stores with our purchases.

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steve

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#9 posted 583 days ago

ordered the Laguna Re-Saw 111” x 3/4” for my Rikon 14” Deluxe that I am waiting for delivery.
Anyone use the Re-Saw King?
I’ve used the TimberWolf, and it’s a great blade, but I wanted to try this blade since they sent me a giftcard.
This not a Laguna bashing session, so keep it to ur self

-- steve/USA

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toolie

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#10 posted 582 days ago

congrats on a good buy and having the chutspa to ask for the expired deal. like i tell others about getting HD to accept the 20% harbor freight coupons, if you don’t ask, they can’t say no. but they can’t say yes either. tools gotten for less than retail always work better than tools purchased for bust out retail. and that rikon, and the company behind it , should give you years of enjoyable performance. luckily, you didn’t fall into the false premium tool trap of jet and/or powermatic!

and TW blades. there are much better blades out there for the same cost. that 10-325 deserves something good so it can really show off.

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

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steve

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#11 posted 582 days ago

thanks toolie,what’ya recommend for blade choices?

-- steve/USA

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AandCstyle

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#12 posted 582 days ago

I like the TimberWolf and WoodSlicer blades, maybe the WS blades a little better. The customer service from TW is great. FWIW

-- Art

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toolie

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#13 posted 581 days ago

i’ve had great luck with lennox blades form iturra design. lou really knows how to weld a BS blade. a new blade from him turned my 18” jet POS paperweight of a BS into a functioning machine all by itself. TW blades from suffolk machinery are too prone to have misaligned welds leading to blade loping, which is hard on thrust bearings and causes additional vibration under operating conditions. iturra is seriously old school (no web site) but can be reached here:

http://www.manta.com/c/mmc3znn/iturra-design

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

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steve

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#14 posted 578 days ago

I changed order for ReSaw King to the PS Wood TW VPC 3/4” x 111”, and a HTC Univ. mobile base, very happy with the machine.
I can see that an average DIY guy may have frustrating issues and respond harshly about the Rikon, but it takes a LOT of adjustment and tinkering to get it right…so be patient and ask for help if you’ve bought a 10-325 and have issues.
I made a test cut or two, but stopped using it till the Dust coll. parts arrive. Needs to be hooked up, and I will make my own under table collection port to Y into the base.

-- steve/USA

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 578 days ago

I saw a 17” Extreme Series Grizzly for $700 on Tulsa CL tonight and it looks like new. I have one and love it if anyone is near Tulsa, this seems like a bargain to me.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DIYaholic

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#16 posted 578 days ago

Congrats on the new BS.

I got the Rikon 10-325, a few weeks ago. I feel your setup woes! I have yet to “Fine Tune” it, but yes the table is not flat and everything else you said is true. Still though, I love my first real BS!!! I’m sure you will love yours too!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Surfside

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#17 posted 578 days ago

Congratulations to your new band saw and goodluck on that big thing! I’d like to recommend you Haltbar blades from sawblade.com . Such good quality blades.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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steve

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#18 posted 577 days ago

I got a new blade and mobile base in today from WoodCraft.

The PS Wood TmbrWlf 111” x 3/4” 2/3 TPI VPC – wicked sharp blade, razor sharp

HTC Universal Mobile Base

Good hits on both, very happy!

I still have the 5/8” 5TPI that came with the saw, which isn’t a bad blade, just not great.

I plan on getting another, 1/4” or 3/8”, for tighter curve work, probably TmbrWlf

Happy woodworking…stay safe, Merry Christmas!

-- steve/USA

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steve

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#19 posted 577 days ago

Well, I just ordered the Timber Wolf Bandsaw Blade 111” x 1/4” x 6 TPI Alternet Set.
It’ll be a good blade for curving

-- steve/USA

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steve

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#20 posted 575 days ago

Guides on 10-325 are inadequate for this saws potential.

Ordering a double roller bearing set. Had saw for a few days now and like it a lot, but, relate all it’s shortcomings to the lack of blade support at the guides.
I’ve examined cuts with two blades. The 5/8” that came with it, and a New TmbrWlf 3/4”. The better cut was the TWolf, of course, but the lack of stable contact on the blade sides is a major flaw.
This saw deserves double rollers.
I am ordering Carters promptly.
Too bad though, Rikon could win mine (possibly yours) and many woodworkers talking about the 14” Deluxe with Double Roller Bearings.
I know they sell the 14” Pro…but, the price diff is ridiculous.
Just put a decent set of guides on a saw and sell it, WTF!

-- steve/USA

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toolie

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#21 posted 575 days ago

joe….try a good blade first. those timberwolfs aren’t that good. i’d get a lennox from itura design. one of his blades absolutely transformed an 18” jet that i once had.

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

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MT_Stringer

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#22 posted 575 days ago

After reading your post I am glad I bought the Grizzly G0555LX. I mounted the stand on a HF mobile base, then set the saw. All I had to do was adjust the bearing guides and tension and I was off and running. Been working well for me for months now.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Sandra

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#23 posted 574 days ago

Congrats on the new BS. I ordered the 14” Craftex here in Canada. I’m hoping the setup isn’t quite as arduous, but we shall see.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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steve

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#24 posted 574 days ago

Thanks guys.
I am happy with the saw, and wouldn’t have changed anything, just want to get double roller guides.

-- steve/USA

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HorizontalMike

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#25 posted 574 days ago

Joe,
Since you are posting multiple threads about the same subject/topic, I thought I would make sure to cover all bases here.

I, for one, fully enjoy my Rikon 10-325 and find the guides more than adequate. Sure, they are a bit tedious to set-up/adjust, but once you get the hang of it, no problems. I have had mine for ~3yr and resawn ~400BF with the BS. That said, I am a bit perplexed as to your ”main complaint” since resawing, by its very nature, is a rather imprecise procedure that still requires jointing and planing in order to get truly useable WW boards.

Also note that replacement bearings for the 10-325 are plentiful and inexpensive. Here are 20 for under $20 +FREE shipping, and also Made in USA. So for $20 you can swap out ALL bearings 3+ times if they were to fail. Carter doesn’t do THAT. Shoot,... I could probably change out ALL of my bearings 8 or 10 times for the cost of the Carter system. While I am sure the Carter system may be better,... It is NOT 8-10 times better than what we have on the stock 10-325. Not even close.

608-2RS Premium ABEC 3 Sealed Bearings,8x22x7, 608 RS,Kyodo Grease

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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steve

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#26 posted 574 days ago

didn’t realize LumberJocks had a Sherrif –
“Joe,
Since you are posting multiple threads about the same subject/topic…”

I (for me, just for me) would like to replace the stock bearing with a set of Carters…big woop, my decision.

-- steve/USA

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steve

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#27 posted 574 days ago

Guys who have the Rikon, here is a under table dust collection I built for it, works GREAT!

thought I’d pass it on in case anyone was wondering about better DC

Merry Christmas!!

-- steve/USA

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