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Posted on Trying to decide between a Rikon, Laguna, and Grizzly Bandsaw - any input?

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 01:59 AM

I bought the Rikon last weekend when Woodcraft had their sale on them. I was debating over the same three you are, but eventually decided that the Rikon was perfect for my needs – and I have ZERO complaints (yet) It runs smooth as silk and powers through wood just fine wired 110v. I’ve not yet resawn anything over 6”, but from what I’ve read, it should be no problem. If space is a premium, get the Rikon – 12” resaw with a very small footprint. Table is nice and big too, love the extra table size compared to my Ridgid that I just sold. I’ve also read that the guide bearings are a pain, but I’ve not noticed this yet, but if they do become a problem, they are easy enough to upgrade.

Edit: My concern before I bought the Rikon were the trunnions. The Ridgid had an awful setup and I didn’t want to deal with something similar. I’m very happy with the trunnion. Very smooth and lock in place just fine. They are not cast Iron, but rather some sort of cast alloy. Seem very heavy duty though

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