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Sandra

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567 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw rikon assembly question

For those who have a Rikon 10-325 bandsaw….

I’m in the process of assembling the base for my saw. I’ve followed the instructions, keeping in mind the issues that I had read about here – shelf not fitting quite right and the fiddling factor of getting the bolts in the corners. Despite that, it went together fairly quickly. And then I get to this line on page 8:

“6. Install the door on to the left end panel, and add the hex socket screw, bushing and nylon nut.”

I installed the door, and then I could not figure out where the screw, bushing and nut go.
I thought I must be tired, so I walked away and went back to it a few hours later. Still not a clue what I’m supposed to do with the socket screw bushing and nut. It would seem obvious that it has something to do with the door, but I’m missing it completely.

Here’s a picture of the stand so far. I’ve yet to tighten any bolts as per the instruction until I put the saw portion atop the base. I also noticed that I’ll have to put a piece of plywood under the base to allow the door to open over the lip of the shopfox mobile base.

I hate to continue without putting the socket screw where it belongs…..

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Sandra

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.


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ShaneA

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#1 posted 567 days ago

Been a long time since I put mine together. Just a wild guess, but could be for the knob/door catch assembly. There are a few contortion moves in the assembly of this saw. Seems like when it came time to mount the saw to the base I reversed the direction of the bolt/nuts, so the nut was on top of the base, made it easier to start. Good luck.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 567 days ago

Good job ShaneA!!!
I just check the manual & would agree with ShaneA!!!

-- 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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#3 posted 567 days ago

I hope you are having fun assembling your saw.
It can get frustrating, but you know that & did the right thing. Walk away, regroup, come back to it.

I too needed to add a sheet of ply, to my mobile base. I also made the base square (if I remember correctly). This widened the narrower dimension, for added stability.

“6. Install the door on to the left end panel, and add the hex socket screw, bushing and nylon nut.”
The items in question go on the door, at the same location as the knob.

-- 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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#4 posted 567 days ago

Thank you very much Randy! I’ll be headed out to the shop this morning to work on it.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 567 days ago

Anytime, Sandra, anytime!

Should you have more Q’s, ask away…...
I’ll do my best to provide a good answer!!!

-- 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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