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05-26-2013 07:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: band saw riser block resaw extension delta bandsaw

I have a 14” Delta model 28-276 band saw and I’m trying to find a riser kit to purchase. I see them for several other brands, but can’t seem to find one on the Internet for delta. Am I missing something? Did it get discontinued? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

-- Steve


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#1 posted 05-26-2013 10:31 AM

That is strange. I swore I could remember seeing one on amazon.com in the past 6 months but after checking I come up with none. Having said that I do have a 6”riser block kit from DELTA not an aftermarket company. The kit looks complete. I’ll take some pictures this afternoon. Maybe we can work out a deal.

Dean

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 09:28 AM

I got home late in the afternoon yesterday and proceeded to work outside until dark. I totally forgot to take those pictures of my spare riser block kit. :( I’ll get on it this afternoon when I get home from work!

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 10:03 AM

No problem. Enjoy the holiday!

-- Steve

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 10:09 AM

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#5 posted 06-16-2013 10:10 PM

Steve,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I went through my kit and I seem to be missing the guard that goes above the upper guide blocks up to the upper wheel area. While its not essential to have this guide, it is on the dangerous side to operate the BS with out it. I have all the other main pieces, IE bolt, block and blade guard cover that goes on the left side of the saw. If you’re still interested let me know.

Scott

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#6 posted 06-16-2013 10:53 PM

I would check out Iturra Design in Jacksonville FL, no web page or toll free number so will cost you a phone call or e-mail.

Check this PDF catalog from 2010 which takes a few minutes.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82359640/Iturra_Design_catalogue_2010.pdf

List Delta riser kit for $146 on page 78. Not sure what price is today but can e-mail him at KALLL@COMCAST.NET for current price.

Other folks might want to take a peek at this old catalog too!

-- Bill

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#7 posted 06-17-2013 01:09 AM

Until Delta completes the move to their new warehouse, getting the kit from them might be a problem.. however, many after-market places still claim to have them in stock, such as tools plus , and they pop up on e-bay from time to time. Iturra is another good option for all things bandsaw related. Another option if you are willing to do a little drilling is to get a riser kit for one of the clones (Grizzly, Ridgid, etc..). From what I understand, they will work but you need to re-drill the alignment pin holes. Here is one experience using the Grizzly riser kit on a Delta. Here is another using the Ridgid kit on a Delta.

Cheers,
Brad

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#8 posted 06-17-2013 11:37 AM

Guess all Delta riser kits come with a round guidepost bar which will work but Louis recommends buying solid brass Hexagon guidepost bar if you bandsaw came with one. I am reading out of a 2005 catalog when they still had a toll free number and provided catalogs when called.

Grizzly Kit will run you $98 and have to modify components to make it work.

Tools Plus might save you some money $139 plus $6.50 shipping.

Iturra, tad more expensive but will give you greater accuracy buying kit and Hex guidepost if needed. He also sells good bandsaw blades and other part for you bandsaw.

Only other place know that may have parts for your bandsaw. Have to have part number which provides at his site. Scroll down to your bandsaw model number.

http://www.mikestools.com/Delta-Band-Saws-Parts-Lists_2277.aspx

-- Bill

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#9 posted 06-17-2013 12:40 PM

Wow Wildwood thanks for that Iturra Design catalog it is something else. That’s a lot of bandsaw info and accessories. Been out of the woodworking loop for a long time so I’ve never heard of them.

I also have a Delta 14” open stand with 1/2hp motor that I’d like to put the Riser kit on but I know I’ll need a larger motor also. It was made in the US, I think I bought it around 1991.

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#10 posted 06-17-2013 01:12 PM

Thanks everybody for your feedback. I finally found one on ebay. I spent the extra money and got one made specifically for the Delta. I think it was more fear of the unknown than anything else. Now that I have seen it and installed it, I think drilling the holes in the Grizzly model would probably have worked out just fine. Either way, I’ve got the BS up and running. Now I just have to find time to work on the project that drove me this direction in the first place!

-- Steve

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#11 posted 06-17-2013 02:23 PM

Mac, Louis recommends you change your motor to 1 1/2 or 2 HP if add a riser kit. I guess no one could argue with that advice. Both Iturra & Mike will respond to e-mails although may not be timely.

Steve, good luck with old new bandsaw.

-- Bill

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#12 posted 06-17-2013 03:29 PM

I found mine on Amazon last October, 2012, for $89.99 with free shipping. It’s under Delta 28-984 Height attachment for 14” DELTA Bandsaws.

—jay KCMO

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#13 posted 06-17-2013 09:44 PM

Thanks Wildwood. I was thinking 1 1/2 hp but I’ll look into a 2 hp. I’d like to stay under $200. I remember paying $500 for the bandsaw. I’d actually like to have a step pulley to slow it down a bit for resawing.

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#14 posted 01-12-2014 03:36 AM

ScottKaye, I sent you a PM Re; the spare riser block?

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#15 posted 12-02-2015 08:34 PM

Does anybody have one? I’m looking at a delta saw now and I’m trying to see if I can find a riser kit.

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