BS Blade advice needed Rikon 14" Deluxe

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Forum topic by SurfHunter posted 10-18-2011 03:03 AM 1018 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2011 03:03 AM

I just picked up a lightly used Rikon 14” Deluxe BS, and was looking for some advice on a couple of things.

Blade selection: Being relatively new to using a BS I’m a bit confused as far as blade selections go.

I’ve checked out several sites for purchasing blades and they sure do want a bit of info on which blade
styles you want..

I’ve read through several different posts and I’ve noticed that many people like the Lenox Diemaster 2 or the woodslicers..
but the I’ve read that the woodslicers may be too large for the saw..

Should I go with Bi-Metal blades?

What would be a good blade/size to use to make BS Boxes?

Veneer work? White oak, Maple, Walnut, etc. 4/4 8/4 x 7”wide.

Would it benefit me in any way to rewire the unit to 230? Blade size: 111”

-- It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that count.

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 05:02 PM

Wow.. I feel sorry no one has posted on this yet..

I just got a woodslicer for my 16” grizzly and it is fantastic for resawing or cutting through any thick stock in a straight line. The blade you want will be dependent on what you want to do with the saw. You wouldn’t get a 3/4” blade to do scrollwork-type cuts.

There are a lot of resources that will match your tooth count (to material thickness) and blade width (turning diameter). For example,

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 05:17 PM

I own the Rikon 14inch and use Highland woodslicer blade for resaw work, you will not find a better blade for re-sawing. You however cannot cut anything other than a straight line with it. To do any type of curves, or circles I use the 1/2 inch blade or smaller depending on how tight the radius is, blades that Woodcraft sells I think there called the Timberline series. I did upgrade my saw with Carter guides and it turned the saw into a amazing piece of equipment. There have been a number of blogs on this subject here on LJ’S just type in the search box to review some of the older posts.

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 05:26 PM

I use the 1/2” highlandwoodworking woodslicer for straight cuts and resawing with that same saw (111” long blade) and a 1/8” blade also from highlandwoodworking for curved cuts. both perform superb.

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