RIKON - 10" Deluxe Bandsaw
Space saving size, but feature rich, the RIKON Deluxe 10-3061 Bandsaw is just what you need in a benchtop bandsaw. The powerful 1/2HP motor with a cutting capacity of 5” high and 9-5/8” wide means...
Items You May Need
Item 166380Model 10-326DVR
- Patented spring-loaded tool-less guide system
- Quick-release blade tension lever
- Easy fitting dust port
- Adjustable fence carrier
- Simple cutting adjustments
- Motor: 1/2HP, 5.5Amp, 110V (60Hz), 1720RPM
- Blade Length: 70-1/2”
- Blade Width: 1/8” to 1/2” (Note: 1/8” blade requires aftermarket blade stabilizer)
- Blade Speeds: 1515 or 3280 ft/min
- Cutting Capacity Height: 5”
- Cutting Capacity Width: 9-5/8”
- Table Size: 13-3/4” x 12-1/2”
- Table Tilt: 5° left, 45° right
- Miter Gauge Slot Size: 5/8” x 1/4”
- Height to Base: 14-1/2”
- Height to Floor (with optional open stand): 39-7/8”
- Fence Size: 12-1/4” x 2-3/8”
- Dust Port Size: 2-1/2” OD, 2-1/4” ID
- Base Size: 15-7/8” W x 9-3/8” D
- Overall Size: 34-1/4” H x 21” W x 16-1/4” D
- Machine Weight: 77.5 lb.
- Shipping Weight: 86 lb.
Instructions / MSDS
This is a nifty little saw with a lot of features. However it was poorly packed and, judging from the box, also probably mishandled by UPS. The base is bent almost 3/8" up on one corner and about a 1/4" on the opposite corned. There's a little kink on the side of the flange near the bad bend so I'm gonna say it was mishandled rather than it had 'walked' during welding. Anyway, I found the tool-less guides to be convenient, kool but pretty fussy. The guide bearings/knobs themselves are fine...it's the upper and lower sub-assemblies that seem to not fit well on their perches. There's a lot of slop...and that makes tuning this saw a PITA. Also the motor runs really hot...I mean almost 'burn your hand' hot. Very strange indeed. And the motor could be smoother. My saw seems 'not quite there' and if it had been a better saw, I would have dealt with the damage but I'm gonna return it and probably upgrade to the 10-326. This one needs a little more time in the oven to get right. Maybe the 10-6062 has a better (meaning heavier) trunnion, guide assemblies, a slightly bigger table, better fence and a thicker base.
Good saw, but that miter gauge slot...
The band saw itself is fine, but the table's miter gauge slot is non-standard 5/8 x 1/4, and even those specs aren't accurate because they a fraction larger. That makes anything you find to fill them loose. The miter gauge that Rikon sells is worthless junk, so don't bother. Very disappointed.
Nice, but the top rear blade guide is awkward to adjust, and the top side blade guides obscure the blade. Too bad as it would otherwise be a great saw for its size.
Good Entry Level Bandsaw
The bandsaw is easy to put together and easy to operate. The cuts track well once you set the blade up correctly. Dust collection is good when used (1100cfm) and leaves minimal surface dust on the table. If you need to make cuts often on smaller pieces of wood, then get this bandsaw so that you can do it safely. If you’re intending to use the tilt function, then be sure to pick up a digital angle reader to ensure it’s set to the correct degree. Like all small bandsaw’s, there are limitations on what you can do, so set your expectations to match the tool’s skillset. Don’t expect this to resaw all your 8/4 to 4/4. This saw fits a niche that allows you to do general cuts with sharp angles and thins kerfs. Buy some thinner blades to allow you some scroll saw capabilities. I’ll still keep this bandsaw in my shop once I buy a 14”; it does what it’s capable of doing really well
Rikon Band Saw
Great saw cuts good out of the box with minor adjustments. I do mostly small bowl blanks and other small items with it and so far has been as good or better then my old 14" rigid I sold this summer.
An Impressive Piece of Equipment
I bought this band saw after using a similar model a friend of mine has. I knew it was a good band saw for its size, and especially when considering the price. Let me just say though, this saw has exceeded my expectations more than I ever thought it would. This is definitely a professional grade tool. I suppose when buying heavy, expensive equipment that must be shipped you are rolling the dice with regard to the condition it will arrive in. I am sure some luck played a part, but the packaging was nice, and the saw arrived in perfect condition (not that this would have been Woodcrafts or Rikons fault if it hadn't). All that said, if you are on the market for a quality, mid-sized band saw, I highly recommend this one!