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Rikon 10-325

by Steve
posted 01-24-2018 02:42 AM


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syenefarmer

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#1 posted 01-24-2018 04:40 PM

If the saw is in good shape, look for the smile on your face when using it.

On a more serious note, I’ve had one for years and haven’t been disappointed with the possible exception of the bearings system. They can be a pain to get adjusted just right but once they are they work fine. I updated the bearing system a few months back to Rikon’s updated system. Total night and day difference with the new updated system. It’s a little on the pricy side at $150 however I updated mine when Woodcraft was running a special on the update kit for $99. If they offer that again, I’d recommend buying it.

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jimintx

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#2 posted 01-24-2018 04:45 PM

The blue one, with the updated bearing system (and a few other changes probably) is the 10-326.
It is the current offering. I would estimate it has been out about 2 years, +/-.
It is an absolutely fantastic machine, and is at a great price point for this level of b-saw.

If you are getting a good price on the prior, 10-325 version, and it is in great shape, you will enjoy the saw.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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Steve

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#3 posted 01-24-2018 05:03 PM

thanks guys. of course everything is relative, but the saw is listed at $550 and about 1.5 hrs away. i feel that’s a little high, but going rate is the going rate. i’ve also been looking at the g0555lx, but realize i would also need the riser kit as I would like to have the resaw capacity

I missed out on a 10-326 last week by 20 mins that i’m still upset about.

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WorksInTheory

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#4 posted 01-26-2018 08:44 PM

I have the last 10-325 they made before they went to 10-326. It’s a great machine and has the perfect balance of everything I need from great resaw capacity without needing a block to usability. It won’t be the most refined machine but the best bang for the buck and not a low end machine at all. Totally enough power on the motor. Dust collection can be improved with a few hacks.

The big thing is Rikon customer service is awesome.

I was a bit disappointed in that just a few months after I got the 10-325, the 10-326 came out and I am lusting after that with it’s upgraded bearings and ease of adjustments, better full fence, beefier trunnions and slightly more powerful motor.

The old green ones were good t0o and were highlighted in a showdown on 14” bandsawys in some magazine I can’t remember but a search would find it.

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