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498 days ago

I have a central machine which is only about 6 months old and it only can saw something 6” high. With the addition of my lathe I need something that can cut 12 inches or more. I’d like it to be around 700$ if that is possible.
Nothing on CL around here.
This is the one I’d like. http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/rikon-14-deluxe-bandsaw.aspx

Help me out!

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#1 posted 498 days ago

What is the model is it? I have the 33208 and I’m thinking you can get a riser kit for it.

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#2 posted 498 days ago

It’s the four speed.

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#3 posted 498 days ago

The Rikon 14”, when on sale, gets close to that price. The WC sale may have ended already.

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#4 posted 498 days ago

This one Shane? http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2020041/18855/rikon-14-deluxe-bandsaw-model-10325.aspx

It’s on sale here. http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/rikon-14-deluxe-bandsaw.aspx

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#5 posted 498 days ago

A Google search shows that riser kits are available for the Central Machinery bandsaws. A 6” riser will give you 12” of saw cut depth. I put one on my 14” Jet bandsaw and it works good. You also have to get new blades, but all this is cheaper than buying a new bandsaw.

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#6 posted 498 days ago

HF doesnt sell this bs anymore. I’d rather get a new one.

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#7 posted 498 days ago

Yeah, that is it Russ. WC had it @ $799 w/ $100 gift card. I have had it for a couple of yrs. Seems alright, but I am no bandsaw expert.

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#8 posted 498 days ago

I found it on their special offer page for 749$ but the delivery is 160$. and no 100$ gift card.

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#9 posted 498 days ago

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#10 posted 498 days ago

That’s a nice one Jim, but I don’t have 240 out in the garage.

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#11 posted 498 days ago

It says 110/240 on the specs Russ

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#12 posted 498 days ago

Russ, you know they have a WC off 69hwy and 87 st. like a 20-25 min drive? Also Overland Tool is about 5 min from there, on the other side of I35.

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#13 posted 498 days ago

Hey Russ, thanks for the post on the little Marples saw. Picked one up today.

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#14 posted 498 days ago

Jim, it comes wired for 240. The amp draw on 115v is a bit too high for a BS in my opinion. 20 amp compared to 14 on the rikon.

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#15 posted 498 days ago

Shane, you’re right. I had forgotten. I might have to go there tomorrow.

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