Rikon 10″ Bandsaw
A band saw can be used to cut curves, even in thick wood, to rip lumber and to crosscut short pieces. The most common use for the band saw, however, is in cutting irregular shapes. The second most common use is in resawing or ripping lumber into thinner slabs. A band saw also makes the smoothest cuts and, with the appropriate blade, can be used to cut materials other than wood, including metal.
How to Start
1. Do not operate the Bandsaw unless you are familiar with its safe operation. If you are not familiar with the operation of a Bandsaw seek advice from Catylator Staff.
2. Always stop the Bandsaw before removing scrap pieces from table.
3. Always keep hands and fingers away from the blade.
4. Never attempt to saw stock that does not have a flat surface, unless a suitable support is used.
5. Always hold material firmly and feed it into the blade at a moderate speed.
6. Always turn off the machine if the material is to be backed out of an uncompleted cut.
7. Check for proper blade size and type for thickness and type of material being cut.
8. Make sure that the blade tension and blade tracking are properly adjusted.
9. Adjust blade guide to 1/4″-1/2″ above stock material.
10. Make “relief” cuts before cutting long curves.
11. Release blade tension when the saw will not be used for a long period of time.
The blades on this bandsaw are for sawing wood.
Throat width: 9-⅝”
Max. cutting depth: 4-15/16”
Blade length: 70-½”
Table size: 12-1/12” x 13-¾”
Table tilt: Right 0-45°
Motor: 1/3 HP