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unisaw

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02-19-2013 04:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw rikon 10-325 delivery

Just took delivery of this 14” beast. I bought it from Amazon and they ship via ABF who delivered it to my garage. They came within the two hour appointment time and were really great. They left the skid which allowed me to keep the box off the wet floor (winter here in Central MA). I now have to get it into my basement. Here’s the package with the base and table removed.

I was then able to tip it up and walk it on cardboard to the wall:

Now I’ll wait for the mobile base to arrive (HTC), assemble the saw cabinet base and have a couple of hired movers haul the saw to the basement. The saw weighs in at 257lb total and the table and base box make up 85lb of the total. Now I can move beyond buyer remorse and get to work.


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#1 posted 02-19-2013 04:45 PM

Good purchase, let us know how you like it.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 05:43 PM

Enjoy the new toy and report back once it’s up and running.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 06:04 PM

Hmm, is that a non-green Rikon, or is that just the opposite side?

I’ve considereed this saw, but my future goals keep sayng 17” or larger bandsaw.

-- Mike

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 06:06 PM

Enjoy! I love my 14in Rikon and I am sure you will love yours as well 8-).

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

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 06:56 PM

@Woodmaker – that’s the backside. I have the Highland Woodslicer and General blades coming shortly.

Why do you lust for a 17”? Just curious.

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 07:28 PM

congrats on the purchase of a great saw. but send back that htc base. too flimsy. a great saw like the 10-325 deserves something solid. when i start to use my 10-340 more, i’ll sell the htc base it’s on through CL an get one of these. much more solid:

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2080750/33126/woodriver-universal-mobile-base-hardware-kit.aspx?reviewPage=0&Anchor=pTabs\

they go on sale for $50 a few times a year. hardware accommodates 3/4” plywood, but it can be doubled up for even greater rigidity.

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

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woodmaker

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 07:57 PM

I lust for a 17” because my future endeavor involves building reproduction furniture (some large) so I need that extra clearance between the blade and the frame, every inch counts.
Just my thinking; anyway I’ve bought a lot of tools in the past that were too small in the end run and trying not to repeat that mistake. Of course I haven’t built any furniture yet either, but my gut says a larger table will allow me to do more.

-- Mike

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 08:01 PM

FWIW, I put MY 10-325 Deluxe on a HTC-3000 mobile base, AFTER mounting the BS on a ‘double’ layered platform of two 3/4in plywood. This raises the base of the BS high enough so that you can open the BS bottom case door. I made the base 3-4in wider and this helps stabilize the BS quite a bit. I chose the HTC-3000 because it has FOUR locking wheels. IMO, this base is more than enough for this BS and you won’t regret buying it.

Here is MINE on the mobile base. that extra width of the plywood helps very much in making it more tip-proof:

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

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unisaw

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 09:19 PM

I’m going to stick with the HTC 2000 as it’s due tomorrow. The reviews on Amazon are very positive and the weight is well below the maximum.

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unisaw

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#10 posted 02-19-2013 09:20 PM

@Mike – did you use two pieces of plywood – one under (inside) the base bottom and one covering the HTC inside area?

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 02-19-2013 09:31 PM

I actually screwed and glued two 3/4in plys together, in order to get the height correct to miss the door. Notice that the infeed and outfeed sides of the ply base is wider about 3in on both sides, or about 6in in total.

Personally, I do not think you will have problems with only two locking wheels. Just make sure that the two “fixed” wheels rotate side-to-side on the BS, in other words they should rotate at a 90 degree angle from the infeed/outfeed direction. This way they will act as a natural brake.

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

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#12 posted 02-19-2013 09:40 PM

Congratulations on your new purchase! Good luck on that.

-- "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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unisaw

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#13 posted 02-19-2013 09:48 PM

I have the Shop Fox mobile base for my TS and Jointer so I am accustomed to how it moves with just two pivot wheels and its limits.

BTW – I have the base assembled (bolts tightened) and wonder how likely it is that the BS holes will align the base holes? I know the base holes are oversize but I’m crossing my fingers that these align.

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#14 posted 02-19-2013 09:54 PM

No such luck for me. With a larger base/platform, I just drilled new holes and bolted from there.

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

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#15 posted 02-19-2013 09:59 PM

I want one!

-- Jess, Northern California, http://www.goodwoodcreations.net

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