RIKON Lathe Stand Review

Last Updated on February 27, 2024 by Muhammad Tariq

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About RIKON Power Tools

RIKON Power Tools is dedicated to customer service, innovation, and quality to enhance the woodworking experience. Established in 2009, they design and manufacture woodworking machinery. This machinery includes the RIKON Lathe Stand and RIKON Lathe Stand Extension below.

RIKON Lathe Stand

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  • Weight: 49.9 lbs
  • Length: 23-1/2″ to 37-1/4″
  • Height: 24-1/2″ to 34-1/2″
  • Construction: Steel
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This stand can convert a tabletop mini lathe or midi lathe into a freestanding workstation. Its universal design fits a variety of mini and midi lathe models, not just RIKON lathes. Many woodturners have shared how well it works for RIKON lathes and also for mini and midi JET lathes. And many have also customized it with a plywood top to add structure and stability to this adjustable lathe stand.

This adjustable steel stand weighs about 50 pounds. It can expand from about 2 feet wide to roughly 3 feet wide. It costs less than $200 and has almost a 5-star rating. Additionally, it has high ratings for being stable and sturdy, easy to put together, and a good value for the money.

RIKON Lathe Stand Extension

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  • Weight: Unavailable
  • Dimensions: Unavailable
  • Construction: Steel
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RIKON currently only offers the universal mini/midi lathe stand above and this compatible extension unit. You can add it to your RIKON Lathe Stand for just under $130. This steel extension piece has just under a 4-star rating. All in all, the main complaint seems to be the inconsistency of assembling the unit. Some woodturners have had no problem fitting the pieces together. Whereas, others have reported the need for modification to get it to connect. Overall, once assembled, they have found it to attach well and be sturdy.

Conclusion

If you have a RIKON mini or midi lathe, the first stand, or both stands together, is a great option. It’s also a great option for woodturners with any brand of mini or midi lathe looking for an adjustable stand or stand with an extension option. In either case, as the simple stand or with an extension piece, the wider the unit is adjusted, the more flex it may have. Subsequently, flex in a lathe stand can decrease stability and even has the potential to crack even the cast iron base of your lathe. So, for adjustable lathe stands, reinforcing the structure, like adding a piece of plywood to the top of the stand for the lathe to mount to, can help decrease flex and increase stability.

Ready to order your RIKON stand? The links up above will take you right to it.

Still considering stand options? Read our lathe stand post.