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Type of machine

Band Saw

Manufacturer

Rikon

Designed in

United States

Production status

New

User rating (1 vote)

Prices from

$479.99

  • Rikon 10-3061 10 Bandsaw
  • Rikon 10-306 10 Bandsaw Wheel

    Heavier Aluminium Wheel

  • Rikon 10-3061 10 Bandsaw Fence

    Sturdier Fence

  • Rikon 10-3061 10 Bandsaw Side View
Specifications
Power: 372 W Max cutting height: 120 mm
Table size: 349 x 318 mm Max cutting width: 240 mm
Wheel Diameter: 250 mm Blade length: 1790 mm
Blade width: 3.2 - 13 mm Working height: 368 mm
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The Rikon 10-306 Bandsaw is a 10″ benchtop bandsaw aimed at hobbyist with higher quality demands. It is an upgraded version of the Rikon 10-305, with better build quality and several better features.

Improvements over the 10-305

Better guides

The 10-306 is about 50% more expensive than the 10-305, but it has several improvements to warrant the extra price. It has better guides, with plastic knobs to make them much easier to adjust. On the old 305 you have to use an allen key to adjust the guides.

Quick release tension lever

Another great upgrade is the quick release tension lever, making it much easier to switch blades and release tension when you’re done working on the machine. This can prolong the lifespan of your blades.

Two speeds and more powerful motor

It also has two speeds, while the old 305 only had one speed. This gives it a bit more torque, which is quite beneficial when cutting hardwoods on such a small machine. And it helps with cutting metals. It also has a 1/2 HP motor, compared to the 1/3 HP motor on the 305.

It also has heavier aluminium wheels and a sturdier fence that can be put in both a high and a low position.

Slightly upgraded version: Rikon 10-3061

Rikon have recently also released a slightly updated version of the 10-306, called the 10-3061 (great name, not confusing at all!). It is essentially the same machine, but with a better dust port, sturdier door hinges, and a slightly redesigned fence and frame.

Rikon also sells an optional metal stand to go with the saw, which you can find here on Amazon.

European Equivalent

Rikon is only sold in North America, but there is also a European equivalent made by Record Power. The Record Power Sabre 250 is 99% the same machine as the Rikon 10-306. Some users of the Sabre 250 have found parts with the Rikon logo on it in their machines.

5 year Warranty

Another interesting thing is that Rikon gives a 5 year warranty on their bandsaws, which is quite rare for products in this price range. It really shows they stand behind the ‘premium’ label they give the 10-306 bandsaw.

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

Great bandsaw for hobbyist with limited space but high quality standards.

Value for money

A

Quality

A

What we don't like

  • Small size, limited space to work with

What we like

  • Quite small, easy to store
  • Good build quality
  • Tension quick release lever
  • Sturdy fence
  • Two speeds
  • Easy to adjust the guides

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Rikon 10-306 10″ Bandsaw

General
Working height368 mm
Weight (standard configuration)39 kg
Total height870 mm
Total width533 mm
Motor
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Extra Features and Options
Metal StandOption
Band Saw
Maximum Cutting Height120 mm
Maximum Cutting Width240 mm
Table size349 x 318 mm
Band Saw blade
Blade length1790 mm
Blade width3.2 - 13 mm

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