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Forum topic by Rob48 posted 11-06-2017 11:49 PM 259 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rob48

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11-06-2017 11:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rikon fence quality question bandsaw

Hello everyone, I’m new here and thought I’d stop in to introduce myself. I’m a relative newbie to woodworking, I’ve done a few small things, odds and ends for use around the house, nothing museum quality that’s for sure. I currently have a 10” bandsaw (Craftsman) but it really limits what I’d like to accomplish. I’d like to try my hand at furniture making, cabinets, tables, that sort of thing and been considering the Rikon 10-324 given thought to a few others (no Grizzly’s please) but the 10-324 seems adequate for me. My concern with the 10-324 is the fence, I’ve read that the quality is lacking. Has anyone had any experience with the 10-324 that they could share? If so what was your experience? Still in the exploration phase and hope to pull the trigger in the next month or so.

Thanks for your comments and your time spent responding.


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#1 posted 11-08-2017 02:12 PM

Hey rob!
I have a 10-324 and my buddy has the older 10-325. The fence is the exact same though slightly taller on my saw. It works well for me but I had heard the 10-326 is nicer yet.

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#2 posted 11-08-2017 02:43 PM

Thanks for the reply. I’ve been going crazy looking at reviews; this saw, it’s larger brother, the Laguna 14/12 and a Grizzly G0555LX. But when I took a good look at my needs the 10-326 and the Laguna seem over kill (price wise) and there are just too many negative reviews about Grizzly machines stating quality issues. I think the 10-324 is the sweet spot for me, adequate power, ability to do some re-sawing, 5 yr. warranty, good customer service. I like the new Rikon guide upgrade but I can always add that down the road.

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#3 posted 11-08-2017 02:46 PM

The price difference is what drove me to the 10-324 for sure! The only reason I was looking towards the 10-326 was for the cast iron wheels. But honestly the cast aluminum wheels on the 324, though lighter, work fine for me.

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#4 posted 11-08-2017 03:14 PM

I agree, I think the cast iron wheels just add more weight and at 70 yrs. old I don’t need it. My little 10” Craftsman has no problem cutting through the wood I use but the throat depth limits what I can do. If I were a professional I could understand shelling out for the more expensive saws but for the home hobbyist I think Rikon has offered a good alternative between capability, cost and quality with the 10-324.

Thanks for chiming in Jeff.

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