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RIKON Power Tools 10 3061 10 Deluxe Bandsaw Includes Fence and Two Blade Speeds

Last Updated: September 18, 2022 (Refresh Now)
8.4
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
156
Old Reviews
32
Unverified
6
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Review Analysis - 118 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Usage
 40
setup, bandsaw, manual, assembly, adjustments
+98%
-3%
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" ...  Assembly is easy and instructions are well written.  ...  "
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" ...  2) Tight area to square trunnion. ... Makes it easier but not required.  ...  "
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" ...  Adjustments are quick with all the required tools for assembly and adjustment included.  ...  "
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" ...  VERY SMOOTH RUNNING!  ...  "
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" ...  The manual is clear and easy and it fits very nicely into my small shop.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy to put together.  ...  "
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" ...  The toolless guide-bearing adjustments make setting up the blade very easy. ... This Rikon bandsaw is very quiet while running and cutting.  ...  "
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" ...  GOOD instructions just take your time  ...  "
Body
 31
small, bandsaw, saw, size, wood
+74%
-26%
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" ...  It was easy to assemble as it was partially assembled at the factory. ... The stand was fairly easy to assemble, however, the bolts and nuts at the corners were so close together, it made putting the nuts on the bolts very difficult. ... If they had been spaced even just 1/16" further apart, this would have made it so much easier to assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  Keep in mind that the resaw max height is 5".  ...  "
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" ...  sturdy steel frame  ...  "
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" ...  I did change to a wider blade designed to re-saw wood (Timber Wolf 70 1/2" x 1/2" x 4 tpi Band Saw Blade). ... Great bandsaw if you are like me and do not have much room to store your wood working tools.  ...  "
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" ...  Plenty of power for it’s size  ...  "
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" ...  Cute little bandsaw that works well with small projects.  ...  "
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" ...  4) also rated for metal. ... Easy to see quarter inch deflection. ... And I like the removable tension knob (until I lose it) ... 9) Fence is solid and tight. ... 13) I like the locking on the height and blade centering adjustment screws. ... If Rikon loved me they would have made that miter slot a standard size.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes mostly assembled and required very little work to get it set up, aligned and working.  ...  "
Size
 20
size, bandsaw, rikon, projects, fence
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Great power for small jobs.  ...  "
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" ...  Plenty of power for it’s size  ...  "
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" ...  Works as well as a full size one.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m just a hobbyist that does small projects and it’s perfect for that. ... Great saw for hobbyists and smaller projects.  ...  "
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" ...  Cute little bandsaw that works well with small projects.  ...  "
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" ...  I make toys or other small woodworking projects.  ...  "
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" ...  This was just the right size and fit easily into the same place I had a Ryobi benchtop bandsaw.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn’t need a big 30 year old saw anymore so this fits the bill just right.  ...  "
Cut
 16
cut, cutting, blade, wood, bandsaw
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Some have advised getting a new blade right away, but the blade on mine is actually cutting quite cleanly, and I shouldn't have to replace it for awhile.  ...  "
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" ...  A good value small bandsaw which will cut metal.  ...  "
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" ...  I am finding that I turn to my Ricon 10-3061 for the majority of cuts.  ...  "
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" ...  After setting it up and tuning it to my satisfaction all my test cuts were perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Cuts true and fairly easy to set up .  ...  "
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" ...  The clearance is good enough for what I need and it has plenty of power to cut curves through hardwoods with a good 3/16" blade.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for mainly resawing small logs, I was able to cut 3 inch freshly cut oak logs pretty easily, tried pushing the saw to cut 4 1/2 inch slabs and while doable it isn't worth the effort of the wear and tear on the machine, it would bog and the blade would get stuck around every 3 or 4 inches, but if your doing 3 inches or under it works just fine, I was able to mill up enough piece to make a small end table top once it dries  ...  "
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" ...  It cuts the basswood like butter allowing me to get pretty close to the final carved shape.  ...  "
Price
 14
saw, bandsaw, worth, quality, extra money
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Worth the price  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with the build quality, for th3 price.  ...  "
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" ...  The Rikon bandsaw is also a little more expensive than the others, but it is so worth the price for a real bandsaw.  ...  "
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" ...  This bandsaw is pro quality at an affordable price.  ...  "
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" ...  Was on the fence about spending the extra money for this saw but I'm glad I did.  ...  "
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" ...  There where a few contenders with some great price points and this Rikon was more money but the Rikon in my opinion was just built better over all and I feel was worth the extra money.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty decent saw for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Would recommend highly for someone wanting a great bandsaw for the money ,you won't be disappointed  ...  "
Marketplace
 11
want, shipped, returning, photo, delivered
+64%
-36%
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" ...  However, the stand was shipped separately but I was not told this.  ...  "
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" ...  Spent an additional $160 for this after returning the Wen.  ...  "
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" ...  See the attached image.  ...  "
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" ...  I made some practice pieces as shown in photo.  ...  "
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" ...  Was a little concerned ordering a bandsaw and having it shipped.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived pretty fast. ... I examined the box and it looked good. ... The styrofoam inside was intact and no visible damage.  ...  "
Features
 8
saw, light, large, band
+100%
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" ...  Another great feature is the nice fence that is standard on this unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Has most of the same features and power of brands costing twice as much.  ...  "
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" ...  All the features are similar to the father & grandpa models.  ...  "
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" ...  The Rikon is light years ahead of the Wen.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent small bandsaw, with features found on the big ones.  ...  "
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" ...  It is solidly made and has good features.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't need a large 14"+band saw but I wanted the features.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this saw for light woodworking, and so far I’m really enjoying it.  ...  "
Performance
 7
quiet, running, blade
+100%
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" ...  two blade speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  It runs very smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Very solid, quiet, and I love it!!  ...  "
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" ...  VERY SMOOTH RUNNING!  ...  "
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" ...  3) Dual speed, but not so easy to change it.  ...  "
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" ...  Very smooth and quiet.  ...  "
Reliability
 6
bandsaw, saw, year, working, shop
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I've got no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Its replacement has been running and cutting like a champ for several months now.  ...  "
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" ...  Well I did some research before buying we had a jet before this one witch was great but was to big so went a few years without .   ...  "
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" ...  I am very happy to have this saw in my shop and look forward to years of use, I am sure that I will run into a situation that I wish I had a larger bandsaw but based on my limited shop space I think I made the perfect decision to go with this saw.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very happy to have this saw in my shop and look forward to years of use, I am sure that I will run into a situation that I wish I had a larger bandsaw but based on my limited shop space I think I made the perfect decision to go with this saw.  ...  "
Sound
 5
smooth, blanks
+80%
-20%
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" ...  So glad I didn't listen.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanx for listening.  ...  "
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" ...  Very solid, quiet, and I love it!!  ...  "
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" ...  Very smooth and quiet.  ...  "
Marketplace / Delivery
 5
delivered, arrived
+80%
-20%
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" ...  However, the stand was shipped separately but I was not told this.  ...  "
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" ...  Was a little concerned ordering a bandsaw and having it shipped.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived pretty fast. ... I examined the box and it looked good.  ...  "
Accuracy
 5
fence, accuracy
+100%
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" ...  Never the less truly pay attention to every step to obtain accuracy.  ...  "
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" ...  Unbelievable accuracy right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  The rip fence measurements are surprisingly accurate.  ...  "
Marketplace / Returns
 4
want, returning, back
+25%
-75%
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" ...  I wish I'd sent it back and bought a wen.  ...  "
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" ...  I did a little research and what I encountered is a nightmare in returning and dealing with the company.  ...  "
Design
 4
bandsaw, 1, 10
+100%
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" ...  The bandsaw is simple beautiful. ... I am mean it looks awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  8) You might notice the orange Black & Decker laser in the pictures .  ...  "
Comfort
 4
tension, tool, included, head, fence
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Accidentally loosen the tensioner too much? ... You need to take a snap ring off to get the wheel off and it really makes me wonder why they wouldn't have a snap ring at the bottom of the shaft that would disallow this ridiculous issue.  ...  "
Marketplace / Marketplace
 3
attached, shipped
+100%
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" ...  See the attached image.  ...  "
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" ...  I made some practice pieces as shown in photo.  ...  "
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" ...  Was a little concerned ordering a bandsaw and having it shipped.  ...  "

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