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Forum topic by TheWoodRaccoon posted 12-17-2015 02:55 AM 661 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheWoodRaccoon

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12-17-2015 02:55 AM

I found a Delta Platinum edition 14” band saw for sale near me. Are they any good compared to the regular 28-275-280 series? Are they made in the US?

It looks to be in great shape.

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#1 posted 12-17-2015 03:07 AM

AFAIK, it’s your basic 28-2xx series wood only Delta. They were made in the US. I doubt there is anything particularly special about it… they had a “Platinum’ edition Unisaw, band saw, shaper, etc… and I believe the only real difference was they were painted a different shade than normal. Sort of like the “X5” models they offered for a bit as well. Just marketing.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: The official model is 28-263 IIRC.
PSS: Here is an ad from 1999 showing the ‘platinum’ series. Apparently, the only difference is a mobile base and a rip fence, along with a Delta ‘platinum’ blade :)

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#2 posted 12-17-2015 03:23 AM



AFAIK, it s your basic 28-2xx series wood only Delta. They were made in the US. I doubt there is anything particularly special about it… they had a “Platinum edition Unisaw, band saw, shaper, etc… and I believe the only real difference was they were painted a different shade than normal. Sort of like the “X5” models they offered for a bit as well. Just marketing.

Cheers,
Brad
PS: The official model is 28-263 IIRC.
PSS: Here is an ad from 1999 showing the platinum series. Apparently, the only difference is a mobile base and a rip fence, along with a Delta platinum blade :)

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#3 posted 12-17-2015 06:21 AM

Yeah. The Platinum editions may have had some extra goodies like a mobile base and a fence in addition to spiffy color but that’s about it. I had one that I sold when I went for a 17” band saw and it came with the fence and the mobile base and a stunning (sort of) grey color.

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#4 posted 12-17-2015 12:19 PM

There was a time in Delta’s past when they thought introducing a new tool meant a different color of paint and throw in some extras…then give it a catchy name. Viola, the Platinum series (I had the Unisaw) and don’t forget the ivory colored ones (can’t remember what they called them) that were marketed with a pic of Norm standing next to them. They are all the same tool as the battleship gray models.

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