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Forum topic by EFR posted 11-17-2016 09:21 PM 1013 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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EFR

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11-17-2016 09:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rikon bandsaw bearings

Has anyone tried this new bearing kit Rikon is selling for their 14” band saw, or at least been able to put their hands on it? It’s not cheap at $149, but the advantages of tool-less adjustment are intriguing. It also sounds like they are better bearings than those that came with the saw.

I know a few of the forum members have installed the Carter bearing replacements for the Rikon, and I wonder if these are every bit as good?

Ed


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#1 posted 11-18-2016 12:17 AM

I can’t speak for the Rikon bearings, but I have 2 Rikons and the Carter guides, they are great. Good luck, my Rikon band saws have been great, except the guides. I am sure their new setup is a huge improvement.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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