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Delta Manufacturing Co.
Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 14"
Submitted By: Carl Bukowsky
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 14" Wood/Metal Cutting Bandsaw on Steel Stand, Model 28-207
Date of Manufacturer: 1950
Serial Number: 84-668
Last Updated 1/8/2018 11:19:45 PM

Comments:
I found this one January 1st 2017, on CL in San Antonio, TX, just 45 minutes after it was initially posted! But live in North Dallas, about 450 miles away so,... I coerced my Brother-In-Law to buy it since it was just 5 miles away from his home. The PO bought it at a local government surplus auction and never used it. It was just taking up space and leaking oil on the garage floor so I did him the favor of hauling it away. From the signage on it I could see that it was last used in the Brook Army Medical Center located in San Antonio. Typical of military inventory, it was painted about four times, various shades of government green. I Picked it up in February, brought it home to North Dallas and did the tear-down and complete refurbish with new bearings, fresh paint and all the details to bring it back to near original condition over the next four months. The gear box was dismantled, cleaned, and re-sealed (minor damage was found and fixed on the shift gears – someone attempted to change into metal cutting mode while under power, raising a burr on every tooth of both gears! Those burrs prevented normal gear changing – could not engage because of the interference!) It still has the original ½ HP, 3-Phase Delta motor which now runs smooth on a TECO VFD. So I have full control of the motor speed using the VFD for remote control; Start, Stop, Speed. I also added a digital display on the control box which is used to indicate the wheel speed (rpm). I also acquired the parts for the 6” riser to give the bandsaw a full 12” depth of cutting. I also added a correct rip fence and miter gauge to the table. I installed the correct four-step pulleys, motor and drive, so mechanically, it has four speeds for metal cutting (short belt) and one speed for wood cutting (long belt), but I use the VFD to control the speed without changing belts, sweetness!

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Comments: My first veiw, as shown in the CL ad! Blurry but Wow!
Source: CL ad SA, TX, 1 Jan 2017
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Comments: Oily Mess Here!
Source: in SA TX, Feb 2017
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Comments: A Green Pig of a Motor!
Source: at home in N Dallas TX, Feb 2017
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Comments: What's not painted green is Rust!
Source: in SA TX, Feb 2017
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Comments: The restored bandsaw, uses VFD on 3PH motor for variable speed, 12" cutting depth!
Source: January 7, 2018
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Comments: Fence and miter gauge store on stand, shop-made holders; Power control box has digital readout of wheel RPM, Sweet!!!
Source: January 7, 2018
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