|Forum topic by jengel||posted 11-24-2014 01:50 PM||640 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-24-2014 01:50 PM
I’ve been lurking for a few days looking at info on bandsaws. I pulled the trigger today on a new Rikon 10-325.
I wanted to thank all of you for the information provided. I believe with my planned use, I can deal with some of the drawbacks of this saw I’ve read about. First and foremost the guides. I can buy a lot of bearings (if they should fail) compared to going with the Laguna 14/12 with ceramic and cost of replacement of those. If problems do arise with adjustments, I guess I can upgrade with Carter kit, as they seem to have a kit specifically for the deluxe Rikon now.
Along with getting the saw at Sears with a 5% discount, on sale for 749.99 plus tax, free ship-to-store (about a mile from where I work), I also ordered the mobile base from Woodcraft for 49.99 (plus tax and shipping), and a Timber Wolf resaw blade.
My initial plans are to use it to cut logs to make natural looking trim for a cabin I’m working on, as well as a deer shack I built this summer. Imagine a log for the window sill that’s flat on top and then cut with my table saw to keep the rounded part facing the room. Side and top trim will have a cut edge for the window “side” with the natural side on the outside of the trim.
Again, thanks for all of the information I’ve found here. I look forward to future involvement as well.