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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 01-09-2011 08:34 PM 2833 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2011 08:34 PM

I am going to go pick up a 10” Craftsman today. It is a version of the Rikon and I have settled on this one.
I am wondering if the bench I was going to use will be too high. The bench is 36 inches high and my mitersaw stand is 34” tall. I could move the miter saw and use that. Can anyone tell me how high the table is from the bottom of the saw where it mounts? That would give me an idea.

TIA

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#1 posted 01-09-2011 10:14 PM

sounds like the same band saw i have.

floor to saw table top is 42 1/2”
stand is appx 27 3/4 ” tall
bottom of saw to saw table top is appx 14 1/2 “

model 119-214000
HTH

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#2 posted 01-09-2011 10:19 PM

The hieght of the saw table is whatever is most comfortable for you. My 16 inch band saw is used as my primary shop saw for ripping and some crosscutting as well as resaw. This means some heavy pieces so the table hieght is 36 inches. On the other hand my 14 inch band saw, which I use for curved cuts) is used for smaller pieces generally and the table hieght is 46 inches which (for me) is more comfortable for detail work.

So find a hieght that is comfortable for you given the application of the tool. You may be surprised how high you might like it to be!

Don

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#3 posted 01-09-2011 11:20 PM

Thanks all. Terry, that is the same saw. Please tell me you are happy with it.
50” may be too high but I guess I won’t know till I try it.
I’ll assemblr the thing on the workbenh anyway so then I’ll know.
I can get another stand at work and cut it down if needed.

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#4 posted 01-09-2011 11:37 PM

i’ve had it for about 5 years now. i’m not a power user by any means,but,i have been more than happy with it.

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 03:22 AM

Thanks Terry.
Well, it runs fine out of the box so I won’t have to return it. That was the first goal, to be sure it works.
I’ll do some tunup work before putting it to productive use.

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