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Beast3

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09-08-2020 02:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw turning dust collection

I’m starting to equip a new home woodturning shop & I need advice on bandsaws.
I’m considering a Rikon Model 10-324TG 14” open stand bandsaw. The price is good and it’s stated capacity is good for my requirements.
My question concern it having an open stand instead of a cabinet style base.
Is there any advantage or disadvantage to either style?
Anyone have any experience with this Rikon model?

A 2nd question is on dust control & air filters. My shop is in my 2 car garage, approx. 400 sq ft. I’m looking at a ceiling mounted air filter like the Rikon Model 62-400.
Can this type of filter be mounted flat against a wall? With the space the door, lighting, and attic stairs take up there isn’t a lot of open ceil space near where my power tools are used. A cyclone type collector is my other option if I can find a powerful one that fits the budget.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
Bob


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#1 posted 09-08-2020 03:14 PM

Band saws vibrate somewhat so heavier ones perform a little better. I don’t imagine in 14” saws a closed based makes such a big difference in vibration though.

Air cleaners perform differently in different locations. Your location may not be ideal for your space, but the machine should still work.

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#2 posted 09-08-2020 04:09 PM


A 2nd question is on dust control & air filters. My shop is in my 2 car garage, approx. 400 sq ft. I m looking at a ceiling mounted air filter like the Rikon Model 62-400.
Can this type of filter be mounted flat against a wall? With the space the door, lighting, and attic stairs take up there isn t a lot of open ceil space near where my power tools are used. A cyclone type collector is my other option if I can find a powerful one that fits the budget.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
Bob
- Beast3

An air filter and a dust collector, (cyclone or otherwise) are 2 very different things. I work in my garage and except for times when it’s cold & I’m running an oil filled radiator for heat, my garage door is open. I would suggest that you will get much more use from a DC over an air filter in a new shop. I only recently bought an air filter and only then because it was a silly deal on CL. I will run the filter when doing work with fine dust and after running the leaf blower to clear the shop after I use a broom and the DC to clean up. If you have HVAC in your shop and will always work with the door closed the air filter is a good idea, but I doubt I get much from it when the door is open.

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Beast3

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#3 posted 09-09-2020 02:24 PM

Thanks for the info, all your thoughts make good sense & bring up issues I hadn’t thought of. It helps a lot!
Bob

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#4 posted 09-09-2020 04:45 PM

A lot of the answers depend on what you’re actually planning to do in your shop. My bandsaw, tablesaw, belt sander, are in my two car garage, and I usually have the door open while doing woodwork. But I’m only doing small, quick tasks to prepare wood for my real hobby – woodcarving. So I don’t have (and probably don’t need) a dust collector. I clean up after each use with a broom.

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#5 posted 09-10-2020 01:55 AM

I have a 3 car shop, I use a harbor freight DC for when I have to make dust inside. I set up a cutting bench behind the garage & use a track saw for most cutting of bulk material, than finish up with table saw. This set up has really minimized dust in the shop, I also rout & sand as much as possible outside, if the weather is bad I work inside with dust collector & air filter. I opted for a 17” with CI wheels & a foot brake, but the rikon looks like a nice saw, has a 4” dust port, most band saws really needs dust pick up at the table anyway. I also use a shop vac for dust collection on small tools, very portable & with a 12’ hose it gives a good amount of flexibility. I also open the doors & blow it out with a cordless blower as needed.

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#6 posted 09-10-2020 03:58 AM

The air filter may be overkill at the immediate moment. But if and when you do install it needs to be in a spot where it draws air away from where you are working. This may be difficult in a shop where the garage doors open overhead. I smoked a cigar and watched the smoke wisp through the air to find the sweet spot in the shop for the air filter. Took a bit.

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