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DMiller

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06-05-2017 09:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw milling wood-cutting

What’s the thoughts on Rikon’s line of bandsaw’s? There is a Rikon 10-325 bandsaw on Craigslist right now- listed at $650; seems in pristine condition coming with a mobility base and 3 blades, one of which is a Woodslicer (brand.) These saws seem too have great quality for the price; is it a bandsaw worthy of consideration? The seller says he is moving out of the state within a month, and needs to get it off his hands. Even if he would only go down $50-100, is it a worthy price? Any advice would be appreciated! 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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MSD

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#1 posted 06-05-2017 09:12 PM

I have that same saw and it’s been excellent for me. I got mine before Rikon came out with there tool-less guide bearings, so I used the Carter kit. The only issue I had with mine was moving the light to the opposite side of the saw. Some design engineer came up with the idea that they should put a headlight on the rear of the saw. You won’t go wrong even with his asking price.

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#2 posted 06-05-2017 09:13 PM

I think it’s a decent band saw would buy it. You’d being doing good to get it for $600 if it’s in great shape.

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DMiller

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#3 posted 06-06-2017 04:18 PM

Is there specific problems Rikon has that I should be aware of when purchasing their bandsaws? 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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#4 posted 06-07-2017 12:52 AM

I have the same band saw and equipped it with Carter guides. I am very pleased with it.

I noticed an issue with the factory guides that persisted when I installed the Carter guides. The guides were visibly twisted – front of guide touched on one side of blade and back of other guide touched blade. Visited with Alex Snodgrass and showed him pictures. He took my phone number and a couple days later an engineer at Rikon called me to tell me how to adjust it. Alex had asked him to call me…THAT’s customer service.

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rwe2156

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#5 posted 06-07-2017 01:47 PM

I have a 10-345 I assume is basically the same design.

Pretty satisfied other than the fence is not so hot.

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DMiller

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#6 posted 06-07-2017 02:20 PM

Thanks for the advice!

-- 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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#7 posted 06-07-2017 10:14 PM

I have the older green paint version of this saw. As others have said, the guides are a bit fiddly but it is a very good saw.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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