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Forum topic by GMuddler posted 08-16-2016 03:41 PM 1025 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GMuddler

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08-16-2016 03:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rikon 10-353 14 14 bandsaw band saw professional review experience use new

I have interest in the Rikoan 10-353 14” Professional band saw, but I cannot find any reviews online.

Why are there so few reviews on this saw?

Do you have one? Do you like it? Should you have bought it and, if not, what would you buy knowing what you know? Feel free to contact me here publicly or privately.

Thank you.


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#1 posted 08-23-2016 09:36 AM

I am close to ordering one from Highland Woodworking. I like the factory specs with the possible exception of table height. That is a personal preference based on one’s own height and type of work done. A major new woodworking magazine reviews of current bandsaws on the market would be useful.

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 11:57 AM

I will guess there is a lack of reviews because the 10-353 is a new release.

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GMuddler

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 12:17 PM

Marvin Lee,
The table height is the one thing I noted also. If you purchase it, it would be great to hear your thoughts. I would like to see a full length video of unboxing, assembly and use.

WhyMe
The 10-353 is a newer release, but not new, I have been looking at it for at least a year. I just figure there would be more reviews, not only from Lumberjocks but around the web.

If I find something else, I’ll do my best to place it in this thread.

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 12:34 PM

I had a brand new 18” Rikon and in my opinion it wasn’t even close to being a well built machine. The customer service is great, but the machinery is very cheaply built. I’d look for a good used Powermatic or Delta, from the 60’s . American built is getting harder to find these days.

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 05:17 PM



I had a brand new 18” Rikon and in my opinion it wasn t even close to being a well built machine. The customer service is great, but the machinery is very cheaply built. I d look for a good used Powermatic or Delta, from the 60 s . American built is getting harder to find these days.

- Clarkie

Agree that older USA built machines might be more substantial, but my 18” 10-340 is a beast, could t recommend the tool or company enough.

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