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Forum topic by horseyhorse posted 11-14-2017 11:38 PM 175 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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horseyhorse

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11-14-2017 11:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rikon replacement parts part 166

Does anyone have access to old parts for an old Rikon 14” bandsaw 10-325? I’m looking for the handle that locks the table tilting mechanism. This handle has grooves on the inside of a socket that sits on teeth of some kind of special nut, like the teeth of a gear. The grooves are worn too much that they don’t engage and the table won’t unlock. I won’t tell the whole customer service story, but in the end Rikon is no help, got 2 different parts in the mail both wrong.

Also, has anyone else found another fix for this? I can’t seem to be able to remove the nut with gear teeth on it. It seems like if this would come off I might be able to replace it with something else like a regular nut or something, anyone know what I’m talking about here? Sorry I can’t get any photos on here, maybe it will make sense.

Thanks!
Alicia


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#1 posted 11-15-2017 04:33 AM

Have you found the part on the parts diagram? What is the part number?

A photo of the part might help too.

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#2 posted 11-15-2017 05:23 PM

I have been very happy with my 10-325 and most of my dealings with Rikon Customer Service with the exception of one area. Both the hard copy Owners Manual and the online parts diagrams are printed so tiny that it pretty much makes them impossible to read. When I moved a few years ago a part for the bandsaw lower beating assy. was lost in the move. Try as I might I couldn’t identify the part number from the parts diagram. I called Rikon Customer Service and I just couldn’t seem to make them understand what part I was looking for(?). Long story short, in the end I ended up ordering the whole assy. and paid $50+ to get the part I needed which probably was a $5 part. Because their parts diagrams are printed so tiny that even a major league batter would have trouble reading them I ended up having to spend more than I should have. I didn’t have the patience at that time to make them stay on the line with me until we could have figured out exactly what I needed as I was more interested in getting my new shop up and running. Call Rikon Customer Service back and be persistent with them until both you and they are satisfied that you can have them ship you the correct part.

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#3 posted 11-15-2017 09:54 PM

Thanks everyone for responding, it was part number 166 if you are curious. I did end up sending a fourth email, sounds like they had been working on trying to find an old handle for the past month, and could not find one. So they offered to send an entire new trunnion assembly free of charge. Sounds great to me! It did take forever, but I do appreciate when a company will fix the problem free of charge like that. I know all the new models have changed that handle design since it is so prone to wearing out. Just hope I can change it out easily.

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