Rikon 10-326 14" Bandsaw Review
Next was the fence. Both had tall fences for resaw which you should expect. In the upright position the Rikon fence stands at 6" tall. The fence can also lay down flat for thinner stock with better access and control of the piece. There is also a drift attachment for resawing which is actually really solid and thick.
Last but not least the Rikon 10-326 is the only bandsaw in its class that's a full 13" resaw capacity. Most are 12" or 12-1/2". That extra 1/2" may not seem like much but its nice to have that option or have a little clearance under the guide bearings.
Price was a factor but not a deciding one. I was prepared to spend around $1000. The fact I got all that Rikon offered on sale for $799 was definitely a bonus; but because I value a bandsaw so much I would have spent the $1000 for the Laguna (which was their sale price at the time) if I thought Laguna offered the best product for me.
Ive put it through a lot of use the last handful of years and it hasn't disappointed me yet. One unexpected surprises was the blade quality that came with the machine. It's a 111", 5/8', 4 TPI blade. Part # 19-1105. (See link below) To this day its the best bandsaw blade I've ever used. It was good I sharpened it twice before getting a new blade. I highly recommend the 10-326 to anyone looking to up their bandsaw game.
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12/8/2020 10:16:58 pm
I bought this exact saw because of your work on this saw! Has been a great purchase, no regrets! Great article Pete!
2/25/2021 03:10:44 pm
Thanks for reading and the support!
12/9/2020 09:47:11 pm
Excellent web site Pete. Loved the blogs as well. Great to see you growing your presence. Too bad you’re from Boston.
2/25/2021 03:11:19 pm
Appreciate the support Joe! Thanks for taking the time to read
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