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Forum topic by Carl Webster posted 02-03-2011 06:40 PM 2219 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Carl Webster

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02-03-2011 06:40 PM

I have a 14” Delta bandsaw model # 28-275. I need to know the bolt size and threads/inch that holds the fence guides to the table. The bolt size appears to be 1/4 inch but I don’t know if the threads are course or fine. I guess my only choice is to buy 4 bolts of each (course/fine).
Thanks.

-- Carl in SC


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brendandahl

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#1 posted 02-03-2011 07:22 PM

I don’t have a delta bandsaw but in my Kreg bandsaw fence manual it specifies the delta bolt as:
FT4185 2 1/4-28×1-1/4” Hex Bolt (Delta Mount)

http://www.kregtool.com/prodimages/kms7200%20%20band%20saw%20fence%20manual.pdf

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hairy

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#2 posted 02-03-2011 08:12 PM

My Delta bandsaw table is drilled and tapped to 1/4” x 20 tpi. That’s coarse thread.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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skippyland

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#3 posted 02-03-2011 08:28 PM

Carl, be careful on this one. I needed a replacement bolt for my 12” Jet. After no success, I discovered I needed METRIC and reverse thread…best advice: locate a part explosion in the manual. Good luck

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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Carl Webster

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#4 posted 02-03-2011 09:56 PM

Thanks for all your replys. I took a risk and bought 1/4 x fine thread (28 tpi) bolts and they fit. I knew the threads were SAE and not metric, because the band saw is an older Delta saw made in Pittsburg, PA. I happened to have some 1/4 ’- course threaded bolts that fit the hole, but the thread was wrong.
Based on hairy’s input, I guess Delta does’t have a “standard” for these bolts.

-- Carl in SC

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hairy

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#5 posted 02-04-2011 01:10 AM

My bandsaw was built in the 1940’s. Delta Milwaukee. Fine threads do give a better grip than coarse.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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