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Project by Chefdavid posted 11-28-2011 04:03 AM 2508 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just bought a Rikon Deluxe 14 inch bandsaw. This has everything I need with out the larger bandsaw. Was simple to put together and the instrutions are very clear. I purchased a mobile base so it would be easier to move around the shop. As for projects with it I have messed around with it making pen blanks and stuff. Still learning how to use it, but once I do I have many plans for it. Thanks for looking!!

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 04:07 AM

Looks like next on the list is a dust collector?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 04:11 AM

Maybe… LOL… It is definitely needed…LOL…

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#3 posted 11-28-2011 04:25 AM


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#4 posted 11-28-2011 06:07 AM

I’m jealous! Don’t take this wrong ,but from the way it looks in the first picture the rollers are behind the blade. They should be beside it. Hard to tell from the picture, though.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 06:35 AM

Congrats on the new saw! I have a new to me powermatic that I really like. Oh yeah, FYI, your American flag that you have hanging in your shop is backwards. The Stars should ALWAYS be at the top left corner.

-- Of all the people I have met in my life, you are one of them!

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#6 posted 11-28-2011 06:39 AM

Congrats on the new tool.

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#7 posted 11-28-2011 06:42 AM

Nice Bandsaw and Congratulations! If I may make a suggestion that has nothing to do with your bandsaw, If there is not a window directly behind your Beautiful US Flag than it is displayed wrong! If displayed hanging vertically the union should be uppermost and to the flags own right, that is to the observers left. If it is hanging in front of a window than you infact have it correct and I apologize, it should view with the union to the observers left from outside. I am not trying to be confrontational I just appreciate the proper care and etiquette for our old flag :) Thanks for listening.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#8 posted 11-28-2011 06:59 AM

Best way of the lot, Buy your own prezzies, that way you get exactly what you want, good on you Chef :))
BTW, Nice looking machine

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 11-28-2011 07:36 AM

Looks really good
Congrats and enjoy!!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#10 posted 11-28-2011 02:40 PM

I have this exact model – it is a DREAM to operate!

Get a really good re-saw blade and you will be milling your own lumber with ease! :-)

Pen blanks from branches!


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#11 posted 11-28-2011 08:48 PM

I agree with bob, I have the same bandsaw and I also bought new blades from Carter Products they specialize in bandsaw upgrades. I bought a1/8 and 3/4 inch blade and I’m very pleased with them.

-- Vince

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#12 posted 11-28-2011 11:30 PM

Moore, Thanks for the tip on the Blade, you were right is is not even with the rollers will adjust accordingly!
Armylogger, thanks for the Flag tip. When I first hung it up in the garage I had a buddy told me I had it hung wrong and the stars should be on the right.. Well the flag is fixed! Once again thanks for the tip!!
Bob and Vince thanks for the tip on the blades. I did buy a 3/8 in blade but have not put it on. The blade that is on it is the resaw blade that came with the machine!..

Thanks for all the comments and tips!! Thats why I love lumber jocks because I can learn something new every day!!

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#13 posted 11-29-2011 03:16 AM

Yo Ho Ho. Very nice.

I have that BS too. It has been very good to me. Couple of suggestions:

The tension release lever is on the back, so it can be very easy to miss that you have released it when you come back after a week. When I release the tension, I put a orange spring clip on the blade to remind me. Hard to miss that.

Also you will be amazed at the difference a quality low tpi blade (like 3 tpi) will do when re-sawing. The low tpi gives the sawdust a chance to be carried out of the kerf and not get all trapped and cause your cuts to wander. “Skip tooth” does the same function. I can cut a 10” tall 3/8” thick board down the middle with no problems now. I tried to go with normal general used blade and I could not believe the difference when I switched.


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#14 posted 11-29-2011 07:14 AM

Isn’t it nice when you try to post something you like and you end up with a boat load of criticism. Nice bandsaw…......

-- mike...............

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#15 posted 11-29-2011 07:20 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

That’s a NICE bandsaw!

Yes, you want to hook up a shop-vac or something up to it! Makes a BIG difference.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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