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#1 posted 11-08-2019 02:02 PM

When i recently moved shops and decided to buy a ‘real’ bandsaw. I had a couple limitations, the two biggest being budget and existing electrical power.

Because I have no 220 in my shop, yet, I had to limit size. Because I had just moved across the country, I also had limited funds! LOL.

I picked up the Rikon 10-326. It is listed with a resaw capacity of a little over 13”. I have not taxed that number, but I have cut some thicker wood on it now and can say, I really like my Rikon.

It went together relatively easily. I followed a few videos on Youtube to get it tuned up. It has held adjustment since. I have only had a couple of hiccups and that was me, not the machine. I have been even pleasantly surprised by the quality of the blade included. I bought a couple others and have used them, but have actually returned to the stock blade for a lot of general cutting and some resawing.

Grizzly, Laguna and Rikon seem to have a pretty proven track record these days. I am afraid I don’t have nay other experience to share regarding any of the specific models you asked about, though. Sorry.

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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