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Rikon revamps its 14-inch band saw

Rikon Power redesigned its 14” deluxe band saw, model 10-326, with a larger table, more powerful motor and three new patent-pending features.

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Boasting a solid steel frame, the new saw is designed to provide enough power for resawing and cutting lumber as well as non-ferrous metal, plastics, composites and foam, according to the company. Changes include a 1-3/4-hp motor, cast-iron wheels and improvements to the blade guide system.

“We’ve developed a spring-loaded, tool-less blade guide system so you don’t need any tools to adjust the guides on the bearings,” Rikon director of sales Joe Taylor says. “We also have a quick-adjust rip fence, which allows users to adjust for drift on the fence body by simply turning a few knobs.

“This is important because once your band saw is set up, it has the tendency to drift so adjustments have to be made through the two pins that attach the fence rail through the table. Now you can adjust the two pins directly through the top without tools instead of taking the fence mechanism off with tools.”

The third patent-pending feature is the quick-lock table trunnion system with a handy lever and gear to unlock and set table angles in seconds.

Other features include a 21-1/2” x 15-3/4” cast-iron work table, ball-bearing blade guides, a rack-and-pinion guide post to adjust cutting depth, a new inch scale to help set guide heights and a 6”-tall rip fence.

The saw sits on an enclosed base with storage access and a 115-volt outlet on the rear of the machine for plugging in lights, radios, phone chargers and more.

The saw sells for about $1,000.

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This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue.

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