Table saws are key instruments in the woodworking and construction industries. You’ll need these if you’re a builder. Table saws are sometimes known as contractor saws. Because of their quality and portability, portable table saws are commonly referred to as contractor saws. This list includes both portable and mobile table saws. We all expect our machines to cut heavy hardwoods without halting, cut sheet products without wobbles or stutters, and do so with precision. The RIKON 10-205 10″ Left Tilt Contractor Table Saw is a favorite of amateur and professional woodworkers due to its easy design.
Rikon Table Saw Overview
As a woodworking company’s output grows in size and quantity, the need for a better table saw grows. For many of us, a portable table saw would have sufficed; we might even have built a cabinet for the portable saw or a larger table. Rikon’s product line has expanded to include a good selection of power tools for experienced woodworkers, among other things. The Rikon 10-inch pro cabinet saw is powered by a 3 HP industrial engine and has a 10′′ blade. You don’t need to do anything more because the Rikon comes standard with a nice table that measures 56-1/4′′ x 27′′.
- 10-inch contractor saw for use in the shop or on the job site.
- The large, easy-to-reach blade controls make operation easier.
- Fences that can be rapidly secured A CAM locking mechanism secures the fence to the front rail.
- A precise rip fence with a box design and quick lock.
- Miter gauges and other jigs can be used in conjunction with the dual table T slots.
- Blade guards and a large shut-off paddle on the control switch will keep you safe.
- The saw’s built-in transportable base allows it to be easily moved about the store.
- High Industrial Quality J-Belt Drive A multi-ribbed flat belt reduces vibration and improves power transmission.
- It has been pre-wired for usage with three-wire 120-volt outlets.
Blade And Motor
The 10″ Rikon is powered by the Rikon 1-1/2 HP motor blade passing over a belt, resulting in smooth power with little to no bogging. The 1.5HP motor runs on 120V/60Hz and draws up to 13 amps from the power source. When utilizing the included 10-inch 40-tooth carbide blade, the blade speed is 3,450 RPM. Cutting precision is provided by a quick-lock rip fence and a calibrated rail system.
Fence And Rip Capacity
The rip fence is exceptionally sturdy and long-lasting due to its industrial appearance. When using the accompanying table, the rip capacity of the Rikon 10 Inch Pro Cabinet Saw is 30 inches to the right of the blade. Those to the user’s left of the blade may still tear for another 13-1/2 minutes.
At Rikon, safety is always a top priority. The Rikon 10-inch pro cabinet saw has an anti-kickback pawl blade guard and riving knife to decrease the possibility of a woodworker accidentally encountering the blade. A front-panel “OFF” paddle switch makes it simple for the user to turn off the computer. The Rikon also includes a push stick.
The ability of this machine to collect dust is excellent for a small level contractor’s saw using a central dust port below of the covered cabinet.
Other Basic Features
T-square fence plus blade wrenches may be kept on the floor, a paddle control switch can be placed anywhere right beside the rip fence rail, and an easily removable throat plate is just a few of the essential features. If you need to level the tables, the three-piece tabletop is 27 in. deep by 40 in. wide with a sturdy understructure that is easily adjustable. The arbor and trunnions are underneath the table. The 1-1/2-hp motor supplies consistent, accurate power to the arbor through a short flat-belt drive, comparable to a cabinet saw. To my surprise, the engine produced more than enough torque and force for me to rapidly and effortlessly tear through a large piece of hardwood at a consistent feed rate.
- A strong foundation for the extensive cutting work.
- The belt includes many ribs for a quiet, smooth motion.
- A left-tilting deck for bevels is required to tilt a table.
- The instructions are a little hazy.
- Make sure you have someone to help you lift this saw when you acquire it.
Is this saw easy to move around?
A built-in transportable foundation makes transporting a breeze.
Does This saw come with a warranty?
5-year manufacturer’s warranty
How Safe Is This Saw?
With this saw’s blade guards and large shut-off paddle, you’ll be safe.
“I’ve had the saw for about a year, and it’s still going strong. It took some tinkering to operate properly, but the setup was simple. As a result, I required a contractor-sized saw that could fit under my massive worktable. I also added a larger Shop Fox fence. For me, the Rikon 1.5-HP dust collector works great. This appears to be a reputable organization, so I’ll give it a shot.”
“I acquired this saw about a week ago and have been using it regularly as I become used to it. It functioned just as expected, if not better. Even the blade that comes with the instrument has my approval due to its level of control, the convenience of position, weight, and balance.”
“Given the terrible directions, prepare to spend a weekend on this. So far, my only concern about the device is that the instructions were unclear, parts weren’t labeled, and screws and other hardware were missing. A piece of measuring tape was dangling from the front rails. It should be beneficial, but expect to spend the weekend putting it together.”