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03-08-2017 01:49 AM

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There is a Rikon green model bandsaw on craigslist that seems to be in good condition, asking $500. Comes with new Clark roller bearings, new polyurethane tires on upper and lower wheels, and an assortment of blades. Seller lists condition as excellent. Is this a good deal? thanks

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."


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#1 posted 03-08-2017 02:14 AM

Seems like an OK deal, that’s half what Amazon has it for without all the extras. Take a look at it to see if it’s in good shape or ridden hard and put up wet.

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#2 posted 03-08-2017 02:20 AM

The Rikon 10-326 bandsaw is definetly a blue one. It came out around Jan. of 2016 I believe. This should be the 10-325 model if it’s green, although some of them were produced with the new blue color for awhile before the 326 came out to replace it. The only difference between the 326 and the 325 is the new one (326) has larger bearings and no light, and also has a 1 3/4hp motor as to the 1 1/2hp on the 325. Don’t know why they would eliminate the light , but they did. I purchased the 10-325 in the blue model when they were trying to get rid of them before the 326 came out. I paid $699.00 for it about 14 months ago.
Its a nice bandsaw. I resaw with it all the time and have no problems. The bearings are not the easiest to adjust on my 325 model but I have it down to a science now.
$500.00 for the one on craiglist would be a good price if everything works and its not too old. I believe the 325 model was made for quit a few years. What town are you in, maybe I can look it up for you.

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#3 posted 03-08-2017 03:19 AM

Hi doubleDD, thanks for the quick reply. It is located in Elk Grove, CA; not to far away from our capital, Sacramento. (I live about 35 min away from Stockton, CA). I am a beginner woodworker and probably won’t be able to get a ride to see it for a couple of weeks, however, i’m still very interested in it and hugely value your opinion. thanks for your time.

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#4 posted 03-08-2017 04:12 AM

I checked it out and came up with this. Looks to be in nice shape. Definitely not a 10-326. May not be a 10-325 model either. Just from the picture it looks to have only a 6’’ ht. cutting capacity. Both 325 and 326 have a 13’’ height capacity. The model #10-321 had a 8’’ capacity but that one has a open stand, not a cabinet bottom. Not sure what capacity ht you are looking for but I would reply to him and ask a few questions. Ask the size motor and cutting height, and model #. That way you can look it up. In any case if that only has a 6-8’’ cutting height the price would have to come down some.
Also the rikon bandsaws will not take a riser kit.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 03-08-2017 04:31 AM

Ok. thanks for the advice. I mill a lot of the wood I use with a handsaw, so I wouldn’t mind having about a minimum of 8in of resaw capacity. Thanks for your time and effort to check it. I really appreciate it. DM

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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