|Item Weight||231 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||45.1 x 28.5 x 16.9 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||28-276|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Color||Gray and black|
|Warranty Description||2 Years|
DELTA 28-276 Professional 14-Inch 3/4-Horsepower Open Stand Woodworking Band Saw, 120-Volt 1-Phase
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- Nine-spoke precision-balanced wheels
- Full 16-inch by 16-inch cast-iron table tilts 45 degree right and 3 degree left for beveling operations
- Quick-release tension lever
- 4-inch Integral Dust Port
- Cast-iron trunnions table support; Capacity to cut stock up to 6-1/4-inch thick (12-1/4-inch with height attachment)
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After hauling the 240 pound box (weight is good right?) into my shop I realized that the saw was made in China! That's too bad, but hey, I thought, those are the times. They can make good tools in China, right? Of course, my Dad tells me that Lowe's was proudly displaying this saw as "Made in the USA" but that's a whole different story.
As I assembled the saw I found three different serious manufacturing defects. The first two I overcame using an anvil, hammer, grinder, files, and time. The last one defeated me.
1) One of the legs for the base was not bent close enough to a right angle to fit the base. Normally you can fiddle around with a part like this, get the bolts through, and then tighten the bolts down to line things up, but this was so off that I could not even got two bolts through the holes in the base. Hammer. Anvil. Messed up paint, but hey at least I don't have to haul that 240# back to Lowe's, right?
2) The tack welded nut on the base that holds the engine stop bolt in place was welded off-center to the hole in the base. This made it impossible to thread the engine stop bolt into place. Grinder. Files. Gouged base and messed up paint, but hey at least I don't have to haul that 240# back to Lowe's, right?
3) The hole in the front cast iron saddle that supports the table was mis-drilled. The vertical bolt that drops out of the bottom of the table is supposed to fit through this hole. Unfortunately, the shaft for the bottom blade bearing adjuster passes about 1/8" too close to the hole and the bolt can't pass through.Read more ›
The 28-276 (and the 28-206, which is basically the same saw) is of very poor quality. The castings have lots of slag on them. There is massive slop in the adjustments. The top guide can be easily deflected. Some adjustments are very difficult to reach. The belt caused massive vibration. The lower wheel had 0.035" wobble and the upper wheel had 0.020" of warp. Delta should seriously reconsider importing this saw.
I did have a problem with assembling the legs, but only because it seemed that they should be bolted to the inside of the frame; after enough inspection, I realized they went on the outside of the frame. After that, everything went smoothly.
On startup, there was a lot of vibration. But, I let the saw run a while and the vibration settled down. It turned out to be that the belt needed to lose its curled shape in order to run smooth. Again, after 10 or 15 minutes of running, it settled down.
Instructions were clear for assembly as well as set up.
You will immediately want to purchase one high-quality blade for re-saw, and one high-quality blade for tight radius cuts.
The saw does not come with a fence or miter gauge. I don't see that as a negative:
- there is such a wide range in the quality and price of fences that I would rather decide for myself if I want a simple, low dollar version or one of the more expensive ones.
- I already have two miter gauges, and don't need another one. When they include one, the cost has to come from somewhere.
After a couple of hours of test driving the saw in a variety of cuts, I have to say I'm pretty happy with it. I honestly believe that in the next year or two I will wish I had spent an extra hundred dollars or so to get the next model up, though, because I don't think the 3/4 horsepower motor is going to satisfy all of my requirements.
Happy Band Sawing!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have owned and used this saw for quite awhile, it has always had quite a bit of vibration numerous parts have broken, recently the alignment mechanism under the table top froze... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Real quality would have cost twice as much. In ten or so years of light use, the trunions crumbled ($30) and the motor burnt out ($100). Read morePublished 6 months ago by TooCheapToBuyCheapGoods
I am very dissatisfied with this band saw I bought it from lowes also, I have had the same problem as Marc R. Read morePublished on January 26, 2011 by mark young
Bought my Delta 28-276 about a year ago from Lowe's. I lucked out: it was a closeout, price lowered because it was a display floor model. Read morePublished on November 17, 2010 by JR Sloan
I bought this band saw as an upgrade from the bench-top band saw that I bought 3 years ago. The only assembly required is the stand and as long as you follow the easy step... Read morePublished on February 27, 2010 by Lewis O. Paddock
I'll say right up front that I have not bought this saw. I am in the market, however and am bothered by the large number of poor reviews for a former GOOD name product. Read morePublished on November 5, 2009 by Willy
This saw was amazingly accurate out of the box. Only the top wheel needed shimming with an extra washer to make it co-planar. Read morePublished on March 28, 2009 by S. W. Clements
The table mounts broke on this saw after 3 years of reasonably light use. They are obviously total crap; the sintered (or cast) aluminum used could be broken with finger pressure... Read morePublished on March 22, 2009 by Marc R. Baril
Not anywhere near "professional" quality but pretty good for around $260 when Lowe's had the clearance sale. Read morePublished on March 9, 2009 by Frank