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C man Bandsaw

by mer500
posted 11-09-2018 07:17 PM


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Steve

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#1 posted 11-09-2018 07:40 PM

Sounds really high. But then again, not sure on your area.

around me, i’d expect to see that BS listed for about $150

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#2 posted 11-09-2018 08:04 PM

I believe that is a Rikon 10-320 clone, and the Rikon’s sold at one point upwards of around $550 new, including 2 year warranty, rip fence and miter gauge. Also I think it takes a non-standard 99-3/4” blade, so you will have to scour around to find them or have them made to size. $300 may be a bit high, but is reasonable for a well kept machine that would just be plug-n-play for you. I’d try to talk them down to at least $200 just because it has roller guides instead of solid guide blocks :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 11-09-2018 09:22 PM

it is a clone of the rikon and I do own it I payed $400.00 brand new does take 99-3/4” blade lower guides are not much fun to adjust hard to explain but I did make them a little better with a lock washer oh and no rip fence or miter gauge with mine from new also no light so I wired one directly into it when saw on light is on :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 11-09-2018 10:00 PM

This one looks like it has a light. How long ago did u pay 400.00 Tony.

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 11-10-2018 12:40 AM

about 2 years ago got the last one the store had I drove 1 hour for it

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 11-10-2018 02:22 PM

Sears routinely sold that saw for the mid 300 range from what I recall (without the solid cabinet stand). I think mine ended up being just under 350 after taxes from the store.

The few that have popped up on Craigslist near me are usually in the 250 range.

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mer500

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#7 posted 11-12-2018 12:46 PM

Thanks All Ill let it simmer for couple days and then make an offer if he still has it lol.

If not Ill move onto the next one….

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Rob

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#8 posted 11-12-2018 01:53 PM

I bought that saw too about 5 years ago and paid in the mid $300’s for it new. It didn’t have the enclosed base but did have an open leg stand. I hated that saw. Pain in the neck to change the blade, too light weight to do any re-sawing with it. Sold it for $150 3 years ago and bought a Grizzy 17” saw. Should have bought the Grizzly to begin with.

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#9 posted 11-12-2018 04:32 PM

I bought a saw just like that one for a little over $300 on closeout. It is indeed a repainted Rikon saw. It has provided good service to me for several years. I bought a new Laguna recently but kept it for scroll type work. The blade guides and guide bearings are its weak point. The guides are very sloppy mechanically and that makes them hard to set precisely. The guide bearings aren’t sealed and fail with great regularity. I found the best solution is to buy pro skate board bearings in tubes of 10 or 20 rather than original replacements because they are cheaper and last longer.

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GR8HUNTER

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#10 posted 11-12-2018 04:55 PM



I bought a saw just like that one for a little over $300 on closeout. It is indeed a repainted Rikon saw. It has provided good service to me for several years. I bought a new Laguna recently but kept it for scroll type work. The blade guides and guide bearings are its weak point. The guides are very sloppy mechanically and that makes them hard to set precisely. The guide bearings aren t sealed and fail with great regularity. I found the best solution is to buy pro skate board bearings in tubes of 10 or 20 rather than original replacements because they are cheaper and last longer.

- ArtMann


hi Art can you give me link or tell me where to buy those bearings THANKS :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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mer500

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#11 posted 11-26-2018 07:59 PM

Looks like he may have the saw sold. My fall back is 1 of 2.

1 Being the price drop @lowes on the PC. I can get it for $387.00

2. Is the ol HF saw for $295.00 after coupons..

I will not be using the BS a lot. Mostly for curves etc..

Thoughs

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#12 posted 11-26-2018 08:05 PM

#2

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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ArtMann

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#13 posted 11-26-2018 09:51 PM

I got them at Amazon. I was just looking on Amazon and I can’t remember which company I ordered them from. There are many. I will go out in the shop and try to locate the tube they came in.

I bought a saw just like that one for a little over $300 on closeout. It is indeed a repainted Rikon saw. It has provided good service to me for several years. I bought a new Laguna recently but kept it for scroll type work. The blade guides and guide bearings are its weak point. The guides are very sloppy mechanically and that makes them hard to set precisely. The guide bearings aren t sealed and fail with great regularity. I found the best solution is to buy pro skate board bearings in tubes of 10 or 20 rather than original replacements because they are cheaper and last longer.

- ArtMann

hi Art can you give me link or tell me where to buy those bearings THANKS :<))

- GR8HUNTER


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bigJohninvegas

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#14 posted 11-26-2018 11:49 PM

I had the Harbor freight saw. It was a good saw for small work. 1/4” blade working with 4/4 or thinner.
Is Benton close to you? 18” grizzly band saw. If it is in good shape it may be a good saw. Seems like they sell for $200, and Grizzly still has parts listed for it.
https://montgomery.craigslist.org/tls/d/massive-tool-sale/6749890681.html

-- John

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mer500

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#15 posted 11-28-2018 02:59 PM

He wants 400.00 for the Grizzly….

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