Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw 10-325

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.9
out of 5
Brand:
Rikon
Model:
10-325
Price:
$900

Description

• 13" resaw capacity — Largest resaw capacity for slicing veneers, bookmatched projects, and lumber sizing
• Quick-release blade tension: Quickly release the blade tension when changing blades or when the machine is off, increasing blade life
• 2 speeds: 1,445/2,950 ft/min. Allows safe cutting of non-ferrous materials
• Hinged blade guard w/ sight window. Easy access for blade changes and workpiece visibility
• 14-amp, 1-1/2 hp, 110-volt motor
• Table size: 16" x 21-1/2"
• Blade size: 111" length, 1/8"–3/4" width

WOOD magazine review

13" resaw capacity in a 14" 110-volt bandsaw

Review Summary

Pluses:  The 10-325 has 13" of resaw capacity and a powerful 110-volt motor. The near-absence of blade deflection makes it a great resaw machine. We like its L-shaped aluminum rip fence that locks solidly on a steel rod, yet slides off quickly.
And there’s more to like: a rack-and-pinion gear makes for easy table tilting; setscrews on the table trunnion bracket help it easily square the table to the blade; yellow tires enhance blade visibility through the view window; and two wheel speeds make it easier to cut nonferrous metals. Minuses:  You’d expect blade changes to be easiest on this saw because the blade slides forward through the table rather than to the side. But the guide bearings move as you tighten their setscrews, making it more difficult to set up accurately, resulting in the longer setup times.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Definitely built for rock-n-roll

Review Summary

I've owned the Rikon for about six or seven months, having upgraded from a traditional 14" bandsaw with riser block. The twin box-beam backbone of the Rikon makes this saw rock solid. Unlike my old saw, I don't get any vibration in the head when resawing with the Rikon. And that translates to better cuts and I'm now yielding more cuts per inch of thickness. Outstanding!
I'm even using this saw for ripping roughsawn lumber now, to get close enough to s straight edge that I can then take the lumber over to my jointer. The Rikon just eats wood (in a good way!) and asks for more. Truly one of my better purchases in recent years. Most definitely recommended.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Well thought out design.

Review Summary

I really like this saw. On the positive side cast iron wheels, functional fence, ample motor size, resaw capacity, and many others as stated by different reviewers. Negatives- The table trunnions only have 2 fasteners securing them to the body and one is hard to get a wrench on to tighten. The upper blade guides only have one fastener and want to move when torquing after setting them...frustrating to say the least. With some refinement this could be a world beater.
Not all the woodworking stores have caught on to the 111" length yet (although there are plenty that have).

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

GREAT Saw!!!

Review Summary

For the money you can't find a better saw. I needed the extra cutting capacity for roughing out bowls and this one does the job perfectly! The cutting accuracy on a 13" tall cut is amazingly accurate!

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Good choice!

Review Summary

I have owned this saw for over 12 years, and it has performed exceedingly well. It may be a bit fussy to properly tune, but once it's tuned, you're good to go. The storage in the base is a great feature.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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