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Type of machine

Band Saw

Manufacturer

Rikon

Designed in

United States

Production status

New

User rating (1 vote)

Prices from

$332.59

  • Rikon 10-305 10 Bandsaw
  • Rikon 10-305 10 Bandsaw Side
  • Rikon 10-305 10 Bandsaw Wheel

    10-305 Wheel

  • Rikon 10-305 10 Bandsaw Table

    Fence on the 10-305

  • Rikon 10-305 10 Bandsaw Guides

    10-305

  • Rikon 10-305 10 Bandsaw Open Doors
Specifications
Power: 200 W Max cutting height: 120 mm
Table size: 315 x 350 mm Max cutting width: 240 mm
Wheel Diameter: 250 mm Blade length: 1781 mm
Blade width: 6 - 13 mm Working height: 370 mm
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The Rikon 10-305 is the most affordable of Rikon’s 10″ bandsaws. It lacks some of the features of the more expensive 10-306 and 10-3061, but is still a reliable and very solid bandsaw compared to the plastic entry-level models.

The 10-305 is quite a barebones machine without any special features, like those found on the 10-306, but it has a good build quality.

Missing features compared to the 10-306

It lacks the quick release lever and the toolless guides from the 10-306. It also has a weaker blade tensioning system (meaning your blade can more easily become loose, reducing cut quality).

Rikon 10-305 10 Bandsaw Table
The fence is perhaps the biggest weakness of this bandsaw

Furthermore, the 10-306 has two speeds and a more powerful 1/2 HP motor, while the 10-305 has a single speed with a 1/3 HP motor. The wheels are also a little lighter, and the fence is not as sturdy.

Can still achieve excellent results

But it is cheaper, and you can work around most of those missing features. Except for the fence which could be improved, most are quality of life features, and even without them you can get excellent cutting results if you know what you are doing.

Tip: For a detailed comparison between the 10-305 and 10-306, check our in-depth article:

Rikon 10-305 vs 10-306 vs 10-3061 10″ Bandsaw – What are the differences?

What are the differences between Rikon’s 10-inch bandsaws? Should you get the 10-305 or 10-306? Find out in this article

Machine Atlas Verdict

Solid bandsaw, a step above the plastic entry-level models, but lacks quality and features of the more premium Rikon 10-306, which isn't that much more expensive.

Value for money

B

Quality

B

Where to Buy

What we don't like

  • Upgrade to the much better 10-306 isn’t too expensive, making the 10-305 not the best value for money
  • Guides need to be adjusted with hex keys
  • Blade tensioning spring a bit weak
  • Sloppy fence

What we like

  • Affordable
  • Reasonable quality
  • Small footprint

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Rikon 10-305 10″ Bandsaw

General
Working height370 mm
Weight (standard configuration)29 kg
Motor
Motor Voltage1 x 120V
Motor Frequency50 Hz
Extra Features and Options
Metal standOption
Band Saw
Maximum Cutting Height120 mm
Maximum Cutting Width240 mm
Table size315 x 350 mm
Band Saw blade
Blade length1781 mm
Blade width6 - 13 mm

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