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An amazing tool

An amazing tool

04-30-2013 02:11 AM by Johnny Boy | 4 comments »

Thanks for reading this review. I hope you’ll find useful informations and it will help you to make your choice.I’ve bought this saw used from a very kind guy in Ontario. I’ve taken the chance to buy it without beingable to do a test drive or even to see it. But I had a good feeling. And I was right.I am not sure if this exact model is still available in Canada but I’ve seen some clones under different brands. This saw is pretty amazing. Look at the specs:20” ...

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Great 14 inch Saw for the price

Great 14 inch Saw for the price

03-28-2013 03:15 PM by Joe Watson | 8 comments »

Ive only Had the saw since the end of February but what use I have gotten out of it was wonderful. This saw came with roller bearing guides and a 1hp motor both features I was looking at. Only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was I felt like some of the guards from the blade near where the lower guides are needs a redesign because they tend to bend and get in the way after I change the blade. Also not sure what the easiest way is to change the blade because the fence guides get in the wa...

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Craftsman 14" Bandsaw - Nice product for the price

Craftsman 14" Bandsaw - Nice product for the price

02-12-2013 08:50 PM by dustyal | 25 comments »

After reading reviews, I went with the Craftsman 14” Bandsaw… driven by price, $340 and convenience of pick up. So, no delivery charge and in Delaware we have no sales tax… so that was the price… $339.99. Set up was easy. The box weighs only 170 pounds… easy enough for neighbor and myself to get down flight of stars to basement. Packaging was great.. no problem. I set up the stand, and then made a small cart with wheels for it. This saw does not come ...

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Grizzly GO555LX 14" Deluxe Bandsaw, 1hp TEFC Motor

Grizzly GO555LX 14" Deluxe Bandsaw, 1hp TEFC Motor

01-29-2013 07:01 AM by BRAVOGOLFTANGO | 9 comments »

Absolutely fantastic piece of machinery. I originally purchased a 14” Porter Cable BS from Lowe’s, brought it back the next day, not that it was junk, just limited to 1/2” blades vs 3/4 specialty blades with the Grizzly. This model was their upgrade from the previous G0555 and it was on sale during Christmas. PROS – This BS runs so smooth and quiet, in fact you need to be sure it’s OFF, my RIDGID shop vacuum I hook up to it is louder than this machine. ...

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Pulled the trigger and got the Rkon instead of the Jet

Pulled the trigger and got the Rkon instead of the Jet

01-23-2013 12:32 AM by CANDL | 16 comments »

Well I came to you folks for advice between the Rikon and Jet 18” bandsaw. The overwhelming consensus was Rikon, and at $999 from Highland Woodworking it turned out to be a no brainer. So far the only problem has been its weight. Fighting that beast through the Kitchen and then down the stairs to the basement … lets say the the next homeowners may get such a deal. But back to the saw, I put Highlands 1/2” Woodslicer on it and it and tried my hand at resawing … w...

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Early but so far so good.

Early but so far so good.

01-21-2013 06:13 PM by Steve Good | 10 comments »

I do a lot of scroll saw work. I use thin stock for most of my projects. My old jet 12” bandsaw could only re-saw six inch stock. That always left me with the problem of either planing away valuable wood or trying to buy scroll saw ready wide boards. Neither option was appealing because of cost. I finally decided to upgrade the saw to something larger with more horse power. On my wish list were at least 12 inches of re-saw capability, 4 inch dust port and a reasonably powerful motor...

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Questionable Warranty

Questionable Warranty

01-17-2013 11:17 PM by Grumpymike | 65 comments »

I purchased a Ricon 10-325 bandsaw on November 23, 2011 And let me say that I was in hog heaven; however today I discovered that one of the guide bearings was frozen, and I called Ricon Tech Support to request a new bearing under the five year warranty. I was also informed that my saw was not under warranty. The Tech Support Specialest I spoke with was a very well mannered and patient young fellow named Jarred, he informed me that these bearings “are a ‘consume-able’ part...

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A Great Band Saw at a Great Price

A Great Band Saw at a Great Price

01-04-2013 12:02 PM by BigDawg | 13 comments »

Rikon makes a great product for a particular market segment. That segment fits between the lesser-expensive Steel City 50100 and the Grizzly G0555X crowd and the more expensive Powermatic, General, Delta, and of course, Laguna. So, the simple question: How often will you use the band saw to realize the gains in quality and performance if you spend that extra money? The band saw is a key tool in my woodworking, so it needs to be be reliable and effective in making my projects easier to crea...

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Shop Fox W1706 Review - Satisfied Customer

Shop Fox W1706 Review - Satisfied Customer

01-02-2013 08:36 PM by DamnYankee | 20 comments »

Recently purchased the Shop Fox W1706. I was driven to purchase this bandsaw for a combination of reasons – price ($580), reviews found on-line and by personal contacts (almost no negative ones found), features. The saw came with a quick tension release, fence and miter. I purchased the riser kit as well. As I just recently pruchased it and have not used it very much this review will focus on set up and initial impressions. The set up was EXTREMELY easy as it was nearly fully...

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Great saw, but I would expect more from the price

Great saw, but I would expect more from the price

12-08-2012 09:36 PM by Cole Tallerman | 12 comments »

Alright so let me start off by saying that I got this saw for free hardly used so for me I couldn’t be happier. If I were to pay the $1200 price tag, I might think twice. I have had this saw for about 2 years and have thrown everything at it including re-sawing 12” ash logs. The saw handled it fine. The bearing guides are nice along with the extended table and carter quick release. There are also multiple features that I do not like about this saw. One is the fence. The fence is ...

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