DVR Motor for Rikon 10-326 Bandsaw

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Forum topic by Runner posted 11-30-2018 08:12 PM 1287 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2018 08:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw tip

I’ve been waiting for the next Rikon sale to buy the 10-326 bandsaw. Just noticed that Rikon will be offering the saw with a DVR motor starting early next year. An extra cost, but maybe worth the wait?

-- Kjell - Eau Claire WI

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#1 posted 11-30-2018 08:41 PM

Do you really need the variable speed?

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#2 posted 11-30-2018 09:39 PM

I can’t imagine it being all that useful.

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#3 posted 11-30-2018 10:45 PM

Rikon showed them at IWF and it is a good use of DVR tech, however, if you only cut wood it is essentially useless. If one cuts a lot of different materials it could be a very different proposition.

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#4 posted 12-01-2018 06:18 PM

It would have to be truly wonderful to invest $630 in the speed control. I would think the blade is more critical for smooth cuts.

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#5 posted 12-01-2018 06:34 PM

I can t imagine it being all that useful.

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#6 posted 12-01-2018 06:50 PM

Not me. Too much tech for very little return.

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#7 posted 12-01-2018 07:09 PM

Interesting but does not seem to be worth the extra.

I can understand the technology on a lathe or drill press but not band saw.

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#8 posted 12-01-2018 11:34 PM

I can think of a few other things I’d rather spend $630 on.

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#9 posted 12-02-2018 03:11 AM

It reminds me of a 3 speed vacuum cleaner I once had. The settings should have been labeled (1) Very effective, (2) somewhat effective and (3) not very effective. I bet you can guess which setting I used exclusively.

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