Rikon 10-325 assembly - What am I doing wrong?

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Forum topic by Marcus posted 05-14-2013 12:12 AM 1400 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2013 12:12 AM

So finally got around to putting my new bandsaw together and have a bit of an issue with the table. Im hoping someone can point out the bonehead thing I’m doing.

I put the 90° bolt in the table like the instructions said. Mounted the table to the trunnions. It appears the table is about an inch too far forward though. The 90° bolt does not line up with the bolt as the instruction say, and the blade looks like its sitting way too far forward in the slot. I don’t see any way to adjust the trunnions, especially not to move it forward an inch. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 05-14-2013 04:15 AM

The black piece in your photos the bolt in the table is supposed to contact… It swivels out of the way. You can move it a little to align with the bolt in the table. It allows you to tilt the table a little past 90 without losing your 90 setting. I just looked at my bandsaw and it doesn’t look like they line up in the middle of the frame, so that may be throwing you off.

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#2 posted 05-14-2013 11:31 AM

Thanks gt. I had to tap the little black piece with a hammer to get it to move, but everything looks like its good to go now.

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#3 posted 05-14-2013 08:50 PM

The position of the blade in your photo is correct so no problem there.

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 12:48 AM

Not sure about the first picture, but the second one looks like the way mine is set up.

The instructions that came with my 10-325 were excruciatingly awful. A few times I just had to walk away.

I’m happy with it though, so good luck.

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

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#5 posted 05-15-2013 12:12 PM

Thanks Sandra. I’ll agree, the instructions w/ the Rikon are pretty poor. Everything is put together and it just needs some fine tuning. The table is tilted forward about 5 degrees from the blade at this point. It was 100 degrees out yesterday, so didnt feel like tinkering with it in the garage.

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