|Forum topic by ardbeg||posted 647 days ago||597 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
647 days ago
I got the go ahead to get a new Bandsaw and have narrowed it down to two 14” models. With the sale at Woodcraft right now they are only $50 different in price.
The two are the Rikon 325 http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2020041/18855/rikon-14-deluxe-bandsaw-model-10325.aspx and the Jet Deluxe” http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2064011/26153/jet-14-deluxe-pro-bandsaw-model-jwbs14dxpro.aspx": http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2064011/26153/jet-14-deluxe-pro-bandsaw-model-jwbs14dxpro.aspx
Main differences seem to be Rikon having 1/4 hp more, 1.5 inches of additional resaw capacity, and bigger table it also includes the fence which the Jet doesn’t. However the get is cast instead of welded steel for the upright. I guess my concern is reliability. I have a JET TS and love it. I have heard good things about Rikon but have no direct experience. When it comes down to it with the fence I guess the JET is about $150 more. Is it worth it?
Thanks for your help!
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