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Rikon adds features to new band saw

Rikon released its new 14” band saw, model 10-321, featuring an 8” resaw capacity and two-speed 1-hp motor.

“This is going to replace our 10-320, which was our most popular band saw 10 years ago. This new model features a bigger resaw height, open stand, larger table and micro-adjustable guidepost height, which the original did not have,” Rikon vice president of customer service and technical support Rod Burrow says.

“It has all of the benefits and features that most of our saws currently have. The 8” cutting capacity is a good compromise because it’s bigger than our standard 6” model, but not as large as our 13” one either.”

The saw is equipped with a large, 15-3/4” x 20-3/8” worktable, providing ample room for large workpieces and freehand cutting. It has a 13-5/8” throat that will allow the user to cut thicker material on a compact saw.

The two blade speeds (1,620 ft. and 2,240 ft./min.) offer ample power for resawing wood and cutting other materials such as non-ferrous metal, plastic composite and foam materials. The motor operates on 120 or 220 volts, according to Burrow.

The machine comes standard with a 2-1/2” dust port under the table and a 4” dust port in the lower wheel compartment. It also features upper and lower ball-bearing blade guides, a rack-and-pinion guide post, two T-style miter slots and cast-aluminum wheels.

The band saw retails for around $600. Optional accessories include a mobility kit, model 13-321; a fence, model 13-900; and a miter gauge, model 13-912.

Contact: Rikon Power Tools. Tel: 978-528-5380.

This article originally appeared in the May 2013 issue.

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