Delta’s New 14-in. Bandsaw has a European Flair
It’s been just over a year since the sale of Delta was finalized. And after getting their South Carolina plant up to speed, and dealing with all the fussy business of the sale, Delta is beginning to roll out new tools.
First off the line this year was a new cyclone dust collector and floor sweep vac accessory. But now they’re introducing a new 14 in. bandsaw (model #28-400), and you won’t recognize anything but the paint job.
Gone is the familiar cast-iron frame, replaced with a Euro-style steel frame with an open base. It features a 1 hp motor, with two speeds (1,620 and 3,340 fpm). The cast-iron table is large, 15 3/4 in. by 18 7/8 in., and accommodates Delta’s 12-in. and 24-in. fence systems (models 28-856 and 28-848, respectively). Its T-slot will also accept most standard miter gauges (3/4 in. by 3/8 in.).
It features roller guides top and bottom and has a cutting capacity of 13 5/8 in. to the left of the blade. Resaw capacity is 6 in., but Delta is working on a “deluxe” 14-in. saw that will have 12 in. of resaw capacity. That model, say Delta reps, should be out later this year.
The 28-400 bandsaw will be available in March, according to Delta reps, with an MSRP of $630.
The new bandsaw has a European look and a large table.
Delta's new 1-1/2 hp Portable Cyclone Dust Collector (model #50-905) was introduced earlier this year. It retails for about $1,300.