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  • #443191
    yellaD
    Pro

    Does anyone have experience with Rikon brand tools? Stats sound good, 6″ spindle travel on their 17″ drill press. I thought I saw it in Lee Valley store, but nothing on the website. As far as I know, there isn’t a Can. distributor.

    #443330
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    There is one, in Wainfleet, ON. Don’t know anything about them but here’s a link.

    http://stockroomsupply.ca/shop/about-stockroomsupply/

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    #443350
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Yah i have started to see them at leevalleys I guess they didn’t have a huge presence in stores around my area since they got picked up.

    #443385
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    @YellaD,
    Andy found it lissted on Amazon http://www.amazon.ca/Rikon-Power-Tools-30-230-17-Inch/dp/B002FB74X8

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    #443395
    whitehill
    Pro
    Ottawa, ON

    When I was looking at small lathes the brand was mentioned quite a bit by people turning pens, seemed to be generally considered good value. Haven’t heard anything about their other tools.
    Lee Valley carries the midi lathe and accessories in both Canada and USA, @yellaD.

    #443400
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    @chrisk1970 has a Rikon Band Saw…

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
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    #443471
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I have the Rikon 14″ bandsaw also, no complaints here. It had great reviews and came in second to the Laguna which was a lot more money.

    #443490
    yellaD
    Pro

    I have the Rikon 14″ bandsaw also, no complaints here. It had great reviews and came in second to the Laguna which was a lot more money.

    Cool! Can I ask which model, and how would you rate the guide fence? The tracking on a cylindrical bar system wouldn’t seem to be ideal..

    #443501
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I have the Rikon 14″ bandsaw also, no complaints here. It had great reviews and came in second to the Laguna which was a lot more money.

    Cool! Can I ask which model, and how would you rate the guide fence? The tracking on a cylindrical bar system wouldn’t seem to be ideal..

    I have the 10-325. I have not used the guide rail a lot and even less the cylindrical bar. I think It depends on what you are doing as to which to use. I know the re-saw rated well on the tool reviews when I was looking at it. The biggest negative I saw in reviews was that the light stem should be 6″ longer for better illumination of the blade.

    #443740
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I have the Rikon 14″ bandsaw also, no complaints here. It had great reviews and came in second to the Laguna which was a lot more money.

    Cool! Can I ask which model, and how would you rate the guide fence? The tracking on a cylindrical bar system wouldn’t seem to be ideal..

    I have the 10-325. I have not used the guide rail a lot and even less the cylindrical bar. I think It depends on what you are doing as to which to use. I know the re-saw rated well on the tool reviews when I was looking at it. The biggest negative I saw in reviews was that the light stem should be 6″ longer for better illumination of the blade.

    well the illumination portion can be fixed with additional lights but if the resaw is that decent, I may have to look in to it as I need something that can resaw.

    #443849

    Rikon has a good reputation (at least in their band saws) in the circles I hang out in. I would not hesitate on one if I were looking (at least in their band saws…again)

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #444112
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Rikon has a good reputation (at least in their band saws) in the circles I hang out in. I would not hesitate on one if I were looking (at least in their band saws…again)

    how do their bandsaws compare to laguana’s offerings? I am seriously contemplating 3 tools right now and the band saw is pretty high just for the resawing needs.

    #444123

    Here’s a couple of links for you with reviews @r-ice

    http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-tools/reviews/band-saws/deluxe-band-saws/

    http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/14-band-saw-reviews/

    FineWoodworking Magazine probably has some too.

    #444125

    Here’s a couple of links for you with reviews @r-ice

    http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-tools/reviews/band-saws/deluxe-band-saws/

    http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/14-band-saw-reviews/

    FineWoodworking Magazine probably has some too.

    What he said!

    I think a Laguna is a step above. You will have to decide for yourself if it is worth the extra money.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #444173
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Rikon is sold at our local WoodCraft store and they have quality tools.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #444175
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Rikon has a good reputation (at least in their band saws) in the circles I hang out in. I would not hesitate on one if I were looking (at least in their band saws…again)

    how do their bandsaws compare to laguana’s offerings? I am seriously contemplating 3 tools right now and the band saw is pretty high just for the resawing needs.

    f when I was looking the Rikon came in just under the Laguna in the tests I looked at. I felt that was good enough for what I needed. not to mention a couple of hundred or more less than the Laguna

    #444190

    Sorry guys, been a bit under the weather but Jon mentioned the saw (10-325 bandsaw) so I shot a video. Sorry turned it into a quick shop update but suffice to say, love the saw 🙂

    #444288
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Awesome shop Chris! Lots of sweet tools!

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
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    #444355
    yellaD
    Pro

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    Sorry guys, been a bit under the weather but Jon mentioned the saw (10-325 bandsaw) so I shot a video. Sorry turned it into a quick shop update but suffice to say, love the saw :)

    Thanks for the video @chrisk1970. After seeing it, I don’t mind the guide fence assembly at all. The machine sounds great when cutting.
    Nice shop and tools man!

    #444366

    Thanks guys! I really appreciate it. This is where o started at…..

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