|Forum topic by Jonathan||posted 11-02-2010 01:50 AM||17926 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
11-02-2010 01:50 AM
I have the opportunity to possibly pick-up a Delta 28-275 bandsaw (14-inch) off of Craigslist for what I feel is a pretty good price. It also includes 2-new blades, and an after market adjustable fence and resaw guide (not sure which ones). He also added a dust port and dust collection mounts.
I know this is a little older saw, but it supposedly has not been used much at all.
I am wondering what the overall consensus is regarding this bandsaw? I know I have a brand new Harbor Freight 14-inch bandsaw in the basement, but I’m having issues getting it together (long story). Maybe I can sell that to someone else that wants to take on the challenge? I only paid $150 for it, NIB, so I can probably get that back out of it. I will disclose to any interested parties what the issue is that I’m having as I’m not out to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes.
I’m not sure if this is Made in the USA, or Taiwan? I also know that it’s pretty robust, weighing in at around 225-pounds. That’s a chunk heavier than the HF unit, probably by 50-75-pounds. That’s a good thing in my opinion… less chance for vibration, etc. I have read conflicting internet info. on the motor size, either 3/4-HP, or 1-HP. Any insight here would be helpful as well.
Any thoughts or words of advice on this bandsaw? It will be coming together in a package deal with a slew of Incra router parts. If I can have a bandsaw that actually works, that’ll help with a few projects coming up. Not to mention the fact that it’d free up time to work on planning and building a router table for the Incra stuff.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."