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What Real People Are Saying About The Rikon 50-122

Good machine - Weak stand - 2" dust port
  • Teddy - October 3, 2018

I just assembled by Rikon 50-122. The machine itself is solid. A quick test on a curved piece already shows it will suit me just fine. The stand is a little wobbly and two of the frame pieces were poorly painted. The dust port is only 2". If you have a 2 1/2 hose, you will need an adapter. My Rikon 10" bandsaw has a 2 1/2" port. My 14" Rikon bandsaw has a 4" port. I wish some standardization were possible as I am tired of buying adapters for my dust collection system.

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Well Built And Powerful

Solid construction. Belt tension was a bit loose and this caused the belt to slip if anything more than light pressure was applied. Found the spring tensioner stop was too long. Ground down the stop and everything works nicely. Plenty of power, tested with moderate to heavy pressure on the belt and on the disc. No appreciable drag or reduction in RPM. The stand is sturdy and adequate but may be a bit light in weight. That said, there is no tendency for the unit to move or wobble under normal use.

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Dust collection is very nice - quiet operation

yet another well crafted and engineered Rikon Tool. It came with two of the bolt rests broken - Rikon replaced them in two days. Dust collection is very nice - quiet operation too

I particularly like the belt tracking system ease of adjustment

So far I have only used it twice, but was impressed with the power. I particularly like the belt tracking system ease of adjustment, much better than the cam system of my old craftsman.

heavy duty

Nice product, heavy duty, very solid, good power, easy to use...

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2. Shop Fox W1828 Disc Sander

  • (13 Ratings)

The RIKON Power Tools 50-122 was really our favorite 1 HP Motor Sanders. Nevertheless, there were a few other really premium quality 1 HP Motor Sanders worth showcasing here that just barely missed first place.

Shop Fox is yet another leading producer of Sanders. They make the tool next on our lineup. Shop Fox's Disc Sanders are one of their premier products. It was great to try the W1828. I was very happy with this tool!

The Shop Fox W1828 Disc Sander, at $314.99 is an especially excellent Sander for the price. The Shop Fox W1828 is truly a solid option. Of you are not sure about our number one choice, I'd suggest you go with this Sander.

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Shop Fox W1828 Features

Motor is 1HP, 110V, single-phase, 10A, 1725 RPM

15-3/4-inch width by 4-1/2-inch depth table

Ball bearing construction

Powder coated paint

Safety switch with disabling key

In addition to the option we reviewed already, I would definitely take a look at the Jet 628900 and the Grizzly G7297. Both tool brands are known for their premium quality Sanders. Both of these two options are top rated as well. Users awarded the 628900 an score on average of 3.5/5 stars. You can liken that to the G7297 that boasts an average score of 3.7/5 stars.

The 628900 by Jet comes with several features you might not find on competing Drum Sanders. For example Power Tools and Accessories. The G7297 by Grizzly by comparison, is very competitive featuring 110V 1 H.P. 10 Amp TEFC motor; Accepts 12-Inch PSA discs; Large 17-1/4-Inch x 8-1/4-Inch aluminum table; Miter gauge; Table tilts from 0 - 45-Degree and even Accepts 12-Inch PSA discs.

Each of these couple tools are an outstanding option if you're shopping for 1 HP Motor Sanders

Honorable Mentions

If the 1 HP Motor Sanders we rated above don't do it for you, we rated a few other selections that might better fit your needs. We uncovered a lot of terrific options available to choose. The Sanders we graded above are the best of the best. However, these Sanders shown below offer several special features and are each highly rated 1 HP Motor Sanders.