Ha ha, that's exactly what I'm buying... to replace an old saw with 6" resaw
capacity. I've got some really nice 10-11" curly maple, zebrawood, and figured
walnut that's waited patiently for around a year to be resawn into veneer and
guitar back/side sets. Their time has come.
I bought the 18" Rikon from my local Woodcraft during the last 10% off sale.
I absolutely love that bad boy. It's a very well built and designed bandsaw
and for the money, it really can't be beat. I compared to the same size
Deltas and Jets and thought the Rikon was a much better saw - and a much
better value. Couldn't justify the extra expense for a Minimax or a Laguna.
I put a 1/2" Wood Slicer blade from Highland Hardware on it and was amazed
at the quality of the thin slices of veneer I was able to pull off a slab of
My Woodcraft had about 4 of these in the back for delivery. I asked them if
they sold a lot of them and the reply was "only when we have this sale."
Gary in KC
figured walnut that's waited patiently for around a year to be resawn into
veneer and guitar back/side sets. Their time has come.
That doesn't surprise me; it's the most underrated band saw I've seen in a
store. It's also the most bang for the buck in an under $1000 bandsaw. I never
would have given it a second glance had it not been for Fine Woodworking's
rating of it (the 18" saw) as a Best Buy. I'd never heard of Rikon.
I'm very happy with mine. If I had to do it all over again, I'd still buy it.
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