Kreg Precision Fence on Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw

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Blog entry by GregD posted 03-11-2011 05:00 AM 11270 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought someone might like to see how I attached a Kreg Precision Fence to my Rikon 14” Deluxe Bandsaw.

The Kreg fence rail bolts to the infeed edge of the table. Unfortuantely, on the Rikon the slot for changing the blade comes out to the infeed edge of the table and is blocked by the Kreg fence rail.

Rather than attach the rail directly to the table, I attached it to a length of 1-1/2” x 1/8” extruded aluminum angle. The extruded aluminum is then attached to the table using wingnuts on studs (actually, I just use bolts) threaded into the 4 threaded holes along the underside of the infeed edge of the table. Normally 2 of these hold the removable reinforcement bar that runs across the slot once the blade is in place. I cut slots into the edge of the extruded angle so the wing nuts only have to be loosened a bit to remove the rail.

The first picture is a shot of the fence and rail when it is installed. The second picture shows the backside of the rail and the studs / wingnuts that hold it once it is installed. There is a bit of slop in this arrangement, so removing/reinstalling the rail can change the angle of the fence slightly, but for me setting the drift angle is not a particularly precise adjustment anyway, and the slop doesn’t seem to cause a problem.

-- Greg D.

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#1 posted 03-11-2011 05:04 AM

Looks to me like it will work.


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#2 posted 03-11-2011 06:09 AM

Interesting, I have this Rikon BS as well so I found this very interesting. Thanks for posting it.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 01-30-2012 03:24 PM

I have a Rikon radial drill press that I love and have been considering the Rikon BS also. How do you like it? Would you buy it again or would you have chosen a different one?

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 03:46 PM

Ben -

It is a decent machine and was at an attractive price. My results with the saw are probably limited more by my limited experience than by the saw.

-- Greg D.

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 03:49 PM

I came THIS close to buying this fence. It would have been a bit small on my saw table and I chickened out on the necessary mods. Looks really nice.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 01-01-2018 01:49 AM

Sorry for the dead-thread resurrection – I have just bought the same Kreg bansaw fence and just realized I have the same issue on my Rikon bandsaw (same model as here too). Has anyone else come up with a better idea to install this fence and not impede blade changes? I’m thinking about machining some spacers and mounting the fence only to the left side of the table/blade and offsetting it away from the table roughly the same width as my widest blade. The fence will spend 99% of it’s use on that side anyway. I am also considering possibly mounting it to the opposite side of the table so I end up working from the end of the fence, through the blade, and toward the fence mount/slide/adjustment. Does anyone have any better solutions?

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