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Forum topic by nutmegger13 posted 09-20-2017 06:18 PM 337 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nutmegger13

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09-20-2017 06:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw

I have a new Rikon band saw I purchased 6 mos ago. I love the machine and don’t know how I lived without one before. My only gripe is the bandsaw guides. They are a pain to adjust. They don’t stay as I put them. The lower guides are a pain to get at. I am trying to decide whether to get the Rikon band guide upgrade kit which allows for tool-less adjustment or spring for the Carter bandsaw guides, which can be purchased with a tool-less option also. The Rikon upgrade kit goes for about $150 and the Carter guides go for about $209. I would like to do some resawing eventually. Has anyone had experience with either product?

( http://www.carterproducts.com/band-saw-products/band-saw-conversion-kits/rikon-14-standard-with-micro-adjustable-guides)

-- nutmegger13, Connecticut


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#1 posted 09-20-2017 06:31 PM

nutmegger13, Bought the same saw. BOUGHT the up grade guides and really love them. Not hard to put in and really save a lot of time changing blades (5 min avg).

-- JimBrown

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#2 posted 09-20-2017 09:20 PM

Thanks for the info…

-- nutmegger13, Connecticut

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#3 posted 09-20-2017 11:43 PM

Nutmegger13 – I have the 10-326 and like the bearings very much.

The Rikon retrofit kit is going on sale for $99 at Woodcraft. My local WC will honor the sale price as soon as the monthly flyer is delivered. YMMV.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 09-20-2017 11:59 PM

I just received the Woodcraft flyer giving the $99 price.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 09-21-2017 01:28 PM

I just googled the Woodcraft flyer and did not see the guides listed. I am in Connecticut, maybe it is a regional sale…

-- nutmegger13, Connecticut

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#6 posted 09-21-2017 07:20 PM

Can anyone share a link to the $99 retrofit kit? I can only find them for the $149 price.

Thanks,

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#7 posted 09-21-2017 07:30 PM

Sale goes into effect this weekend – I’m in CT and got my flier yesterday so the manchester store should have that price


I just googled the Woodcraft flyer and did not see the guides listed. I am in Connecticut, maybe it is a regional sale…

- nutmegger13


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#8 posted 09-21-2017 11:34 PM

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#9 posted 09-22-2017 08:28 PM

The Woodcraft Rikon kit deal is also now available on their website through October 26th.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/rikon-bearing-guide-retrofit-kit ($99.99)

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