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Forum topic by jayorf posted 10-08-2016 05:22 PM 168 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2016 05:22 PM

I just bought this Band saw at an auction, it is a three phase machine and I am trying to figure out where to get parts. i have googled the serial number to no avail. It is around a 73-75’ year model I think. here are some pictures..Any help would be appreciated, i am trying to figure out what pahse-o-matic will work to run the machine. i also bought a powermatic 72 table saw and i will getting a 4-8hp phase-o-matic for that piece of machinery. Any help with with wiring and breaker sizing for this project would really make me happy . LOL. thanks everyone.

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#1 posted 10-08-2016 06:48 PM

It looks like the bandsaw has been repainted. Most of the Rockwell/Delta bandsaws I’ve seen with that case have been gray. The serial tag looks to have some green paint on it- not sure if that is normal or if that indicates a repaint. It looks like a Rockwell Delta model 28-XXX but I am not 100%. Are there no other labels on or inside the machine to give you a model number or voltage/current rating?

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#2 posted 10-08-2016 07:03 PM

It’s a Delta 28-350 20” bandsaw built in 1955. Does appear to have been re-painted at one time. Look on the motors data plate for HP rating and other info… IIRC, they never shipped with anything larger than 2hp unless it was special ordered. I would consider a VFD instead of a static phase converter – no loss of horsepower and all sorts of extra benefits you can’t get otherwise, and for about the same or less money.


PS: Aftermarket suppliers still have some parts available for that machine, and you can probably find anything else you need over at the OWWM site. Same for the powermatic as well.

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