I need to purchase a Bandsaw this weekend. I need to have it by Saturday so
mail order is out. I have the options of buying a Ridgid 1400 (379.00) or a
Delta 28-276 (399.00). Is one better that the other or about the same
quality wise. Any reason to pick one over the other, or just go with the
For one thing, the Ridgid is ugly. Appearance aside, there won't be a huge
difference in use. The Delta looks to have a smaller footprint because the
motor is mounted under, rather than in back of the saw.
I've only take a cursory glance at the Ridgid. I've not seen this
particular model of Delta up close, but other Delta saws are much nicer fit
and finish. The Delta table is 16 x 16 while the Ridgid is only 14 x 14.
That can make a difference in how you handle and support your wood. The
Delta dust port seems to be in a better location also. I'd spend the extra
$20 for it, but that is just me.
If it were my money I'd probably get the Delta....or *a* Delta. I know
time is of the essence for you, but you might be lucky enough to find
a used Rockwell/Delta in time. The micrometer upper/lower blade guide
adjustments is more than worth the difference in price. You can get
one for about half the price of a new saw. Read the reviews at
On Wed, 07 Apr 2004 12:53:33 GMT, "SteveD61"
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