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Forum topic by Andre posted 03-05-2015 04:35 AM 696 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andre

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03-05-2015 04:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Amazon ca. has the Rikon 10-345 on sale for $1500.00 Can. which around here is a pretty good price.
Anyone out there have one, what do you think, good saw? Most of the reviews are a few years old so looking for some new insight! Includes free delivery

-- Lifting one end of the plank.


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molan

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#1 posted 03-06-2015 04:52 AM

I have a Rikon, but the 14” model. I love it and have no regrets with the purchase. I have had it for about 2-3 years. It has lots of power and is a very nice unit. I image the same will be true of this bigger version.

Have you used Rikon tools before?

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#2 posted 03-06-2015 03:16 PM

I purchased a 14” Rikon about 2 years ago and have been pleased with it’s performance. It was priced very reasonably. The 2 issues I would mention are: the fence was not flat or square but Rikon did send me a replacement at no cost and the work light was positioned poorly and was too short. I modified the light. I believe the model you mentioned had a LED light on a longer flex cord. I would have preferred a Laguna 14” bandsaw but that was approximately another $400.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 03-06-2015 04:14 PM

I like mine…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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b2rtch

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#4 posted 03-06-2015 04:20 PM

I have a Grizzly, for less money, and I am very happy with it.
I only wish I that I bought the brake option.
In fact just looked at the Rikon’s picture and it looks not similar but identical to the Grizzly.
With the money you save, you can buy good blades, I recommend bi-metal blades.

-- Bert

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