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Forum topic by ClayandNancy posted 10-06-2012 08:52 PM 949 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ClayandNancy

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10-06-2012 08:52 PM

I saw in a local newspaper of a Woodworkers shop sale that was just around the corner from me. Checked it out today and at first was not impressed as I walked up to a barn that had seen better days and that has a dirt floor. There was table after table of some misc. rotor bits and some hand tools, all what I thought was over priced junk. I found a couple of bits that I could use and turned to leave as I turned around there sat an almost brand new Rikon 18” band saw plus some new blades. Short story I offered her $500.00 and she looked at her brother for guidance. I pick it up Monday, now where to put it. Can’t wait to fire that baby up.


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 10-06-2012 09:13 PM

I’ll give you $501.00 for that saw. You can make a profit & not even have to move it!!!

You deserve an official ”YOU SUCK”!!! Dang, I’m in the market for a bandsaw deal like that.

Oh yeah, congrats on the new to you saw.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 10-06-2012 09:46 PM

Way to go cant beat that with a stick.
Chuck

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#3 posted 10-06-2012 09:48 PM

Very nice buy and you should love it

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#4 posted 10-06-2012 09:53 PM

Great score, wheres the pics

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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ClayandNancy

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#5 posted 10-07-2012 02:05 AM

Soon as I get it home and running you bet I’ll have pics
DIY $501 now if you would have said $502 I might have taken you up on that NOT

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toolie

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#6 posted 10-07-2012 02:49 AM

don’t you just love unknowledgeable sellers who have no idea what tools are worth? what model is it?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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ClayandNancy

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#7 posted 10-07-2012 02:58 AM

I think it’s the 10-345 I don’t have the book with me

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Surfside

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#8 posted 10-08-2012 02:16 PM

You just have to be lucky sometimes. What a gloat!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 10-08-2012 02:56 PM

Not bad. Not bad at all. It’s a steal!

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ClayandNancy

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 05:50 PM

Well here’s those pics I promised. Had one snag, previous owner must have over tightened the lock for adjusting the blade guard up and down. It would bind up at most of the up and down travel. Called Rikon (Very nice people) and for $20.00 they sent me a new one. The last two pics are of some scrap red oak 3/4” x 7 1/2” I had, cut like butter exactly in half. Gotta love it!!!

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 10-16-2012 06:14 PM

Now seeing these images is the ONLY thing to make me feel bad about spending $675 for my 14” Rikon BS.

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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toolie

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#12 posted 10-16-2012 08:27 PM

great deal. use it well and enjoy a quality band saw.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#13 posted 10-16-2012 11:42 PM

OK, I’ll up my offer to $505.00!!!

BTW: You sure do have a very pretty saw!!! Congrats again.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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ClayandNancy

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#14 posted 11-02-2012 02:25 PM

Update: I installed the blade guard Rikon sent me, she cuts like butter. But to my surprise, no bill from Rikon. Talk about going the distance with customer service. They didn’t have to do that seeing as it was not their fault. Great people to deal with

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toolie

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#15 posted 11-02-2012 02:42 PM

Update: I installed the blade guard Rikon sent me, she cuts like butter. But to my surprise, no bill from Rikon. Talk about going the distance with customer service. They didn’t have to do that seeing as it was not their fault. Great people to deal with

and that’s the reason i jumped at the opportunity to unload a well functioning 18” jet BS and replace it with a rikon 10-345 for $50 less that i sold the jet for. better tools and a better company to deal with. wmh tool group (parent of jet) would never do that for an out of warranty customer.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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