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Forum topic by TheTalkingGrape posted 339 days ago 438 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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339 days ago

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#1 posted 339 days ago

looks to be a rikon like BS. 1 hp is certainly enough for most hobbyist tasks, although it might make for a slower pace of resawing. CI wheels wold be better, as would a CI trunion assembly.

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#2 posted 339 days ago

It wouldnt be the one for me, but is better than the first one I owned years ago. Your near half way to a decent one pricewise. I would hold out for a while.

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#3 posted 339 days ago

That looks to be the same as the 12” Rikon, also sold here in the USA by Sears as a Craftsman.
Very nice little saws, but limited to about 6 1/2” resaw capacity.
I have the next smaller size, the 10” Rikon and I really like it.
Mine is great for cutting curves and even ripping small parts I wouldn’t want to use the table saw for.
I want a much bigger machine for resaw work, like a 16” to 19” with about 2 hp, but I would still keep the small Rikon.

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