I'm thinking of replacing my 16" Jet with the 18" Rikon. Anyone here care to share their experiences with this machine? My problem with the Jet is that the upper blade guide shaft is sloppy (weak and bendable) and as a result the saw lacks accuracy. I also don't like the "bump and pray" table tilt adjustment system. I wanted a Laguna but several people have warned me about their horrid customer service. I use the saw primarily for instrument-making but will be tackling a boat build soon. I would appreciate comments on the blade guides as well as the overall performance. Many thanks!
Rikon 18" Bandsaw
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