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#1 posted 11-10-2019 06:34 PM

I have a Rikon 10-325 that is over 6 years old and still going strong. I cut bowl blanks up to 12” wide with no problems. The woodworking club just bought a laguna and it doesn’t take the abuse from club members very well. I think it’s made real well but who knows what some of them do. It’s less than 6 months old and the tires have been replaced the blade guides are worn, but none of that is from lack of quality. I think too tight of cuts, backing out of cuts, blade guides not adjusted right and improper tension are the cause for the problems. I know my job is to maintain the bandsaws and I reset everything on each of the three bandsaws on the day I go to the shop. It amazes me how things get so out of adjustment in a week. They’ve been told not to mess with adjustments but some think they’re master mechanics even though not being knowledgeable. Enough of my rant. Get the bandsaw that suits you best the Rikon, laguna or grizzly with the riser will last a single user for a long time.

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