I have tripped over another Craigslist gold mine..or so I hope. Its a Rikon 14” band saw that this gentleman says he bought and never even finished putting it together. He didn’t post any pictures but is supposedly emailing me some first thing Monday morning. He looked on the machine and said the model number was “Bk 14 CS” or something. I have searched the internet and looked on the Rikon site and I cant find that Model number anywhere. He described it to me (I still cant believe he didn’t post any pictures…I felt pretty silly listening to him describe the saw!) and it sounds like a Rikon 10-320 1HP. According to his story he bought it for a steal when Woodworkers Warehouse went out of business. That was about 4 years ago…. Does anybody own this saw? Maybe he gave me the wrong number off the label? He says he has never even plugged it in or cut any wood on it…heck the cast iron table isn’t even on it and some parts are still in there factory wrap! The price he is selling it for is less than half of a brand new 10-320. Also, it doesn’t have a quick tension release lever….how do you take the tension off the blade without one…do you just loosen the tensioning wheel a few turns?...and doesnt that mess up your blade alignment?
Any info would be greatly appreciated..I really want to buy this saw..its a great deal, but I want to see it first. he is a bit of a long drive and I dont want to drive all the way out there to just look!