Adding a riser to a Delta 28-275 bandsaw

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Forum topic by Guswah posted 10-24-2017 04:28 AM 1339 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2017 04:28 AM

I’m considering a riser for my 14” Delta 28-275 bandsaw. I also can’t escape the fact that there are people selling the exact riser kit for my model for up to $300—which I find fairly ridiculous.

I might have read somewhere that this Delta is the same machine as several non-Deltas. It appears that some of the riser kits for those are much more reasonable, say, $75 or so. Of course I’m not going to order one unless I can first confirm that my saw is indeed the same.

Does anyone know which bandsaws might be from the same Asian manufacturer as mine? Or specifically which riser kit will fit my bandsaw? Appreciated!

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#1 posted 10-24-2017 04:33 AM

Most all of the 14” cast iron bandsaws are clones of the Delta… however, the riser block kits for them are usually not a straight bolt on and need some tweaking to get to work. Also, there were two different Delta kits, with the older ones having the hex rod, while the new one has the round one. Since Delta doesn’t make them any more (or the band saw either), the price reflects that in the after market.


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