I will have the option to buy an old Delta/Milwaukee bandsaw at an
upcoming estate sail. At this point, I have only see a picture that
gives me little detail. From that picture, I am guessing that it is
Model 880 or a Model 28-307. This is based on my research at
I don't have any details but it supposedly "runs good" and they will
be asking $200.
Here is the picture, any information or advice would be appreciated.
I stumbled on one today. Model 28-380. All cast iron built in 1956.
$50. Judging from what I've seen so far, $200 would have been very
By the way, another $50 got me a 14" Rockwell Delta Radial Arm Saw.
The trouble is, both are 3phase. It'll take some doing to make them
email@example.com (Wyatt Wright) wrote in
I have a similar saw (Not green, mine is grey) . $200 is a great price -
grab it. Then call/write delta with the serial no. and they will send you
date of manufacture and a parts breakdown. (mine was made in 1947). The
multi speed flexibility is great.
I bought it tonight. Paid $225. I'm pretty sure that it is a 28-307
but I am waiting on confirmation from Delta. The sn is 84-6610.
A quick adjustment and the blade tracked fine but I lack the proper
belt to run at woodcutting speeds and there were no woodcutting blades
with the unit.
I will be getting a new belt and blades, clean it up and post pics and
more info once I get it cleaned up.
Thanks to all who replied.
The steal of the night was an American Manufactures Brass Kettle #2
for $25. This will be an anniversary gift for swmbo in a couple of
weeks. It looks a bit like this one but mine is a #2 and this is a #3
and I think a bit smaller.
The serial number makes it a 1950. Delta can/will be able
to give you the exact month it was rolled off the assembly
line in Milwaukee.
From the 1950 Delta Production Machine Tools catalog (this
is a service Delta won't offer you) it is indeed a model
No. 28-307 and would have run you $195.10 brand spanking and
new with the open stand but without the motor. Proper motor
(for the era) would have been a 1/2 horse Cap. Start No.
82-710 and set you back an additional $88.50. The motor
control (fancy name for switch) would have been already
mounted on the motor side and switched via a stiff rod
running from the toggle up to the stand.
In my humble opinion, you got it for less than new retail
(50's prices) and that my boy is a gloat.
For additional details visit your friendly owwm.com site.
UA100, who once knew a Wyatt Wright who made children's
Thanks for the info. I gotta get me the right belt and a couple of
new blades ASAP and see how well it makes sawdust. I'll contribute to
owwm once it get it cleaned up.
FYI, I did drop my pants and wag my neighbors last night, but it was
dark so they were spared the painful visuals.
Looks like a Delta/Rockwell. Could be a Delta/Milwaukee.
Hard to see the tag with the angle. You know that for two
hunnert you will have to drop your pants down around your
ankles and wag the neighbors, right?
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