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Posted on Delta 14" Band Saw... bidder's remorse?

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 10-08-2009 07:56 PM

Bothus: I have a Delta 28-212 band saw, which is not that much different from the one you’re bidding on.

I bought mine new about 10 years ago from my local Delta dealer in Memphis, TN. when I lived there. It’s a really good saw, and I’ve had no issues what so ever with it. I like the enclosed cabinet, and I also bought a mobil base at the same time. It cuts good, tracks good, and is pretty darn quiet. I usually run 3/16 – 1/4 ” blades most of the time, but will handle 1/2- 3/4/” w/ no problems. It gets a little noisier as the blade gets bigger, but not bad. I think I remember paying around $800 at the time, so if the guys up and up on the ebay sale, then that’s a pretty good buy. Everybody talks bad about Delta, but nearly all my machines are Delta—no problems at all. My newest is a ‘09 UniSaw w/ Biesemeuyer fence and 52” rip- this thang is a beast. Make your own decisions and forget the rest. It’s your$$. To repeat—there ain’t nothin’ wrong with Delta!!!! Go to my workshop pixs and workshop pixs#2 to see my saw if you want to.

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