Delta Steel Frame Band Saw

Last updated date: April 29, 2019

DWYM Score
8.0

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We looked at the top 1 Band Saws and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Tool Nerds, Find The Top 10, Tool And Go, Toolerant, Smart P Tools, Tools Reviewer, Saw Talks, Toil Drop and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Band Saw you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 111 expert reviews, the Delta Delta Steel Frame Band Saw placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.0
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
28 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Big, precision-ground cast iron table offers a solid platform for accurate cutting.
- BestReviews
The design is probably one of the main selling points of this machine. Its sturdiness and stability ensure smooth operation and precise cuts at all times. On top of that, the steel base is well-made and isn’t as wobbly as one would expect.
- Tool Nerds
February 13, 2018 | Full review
You will enjoy unconstrained support while working on the table of the band saw. This is made possible by the Aluminum trunnion table support. It is strong enough to allow for frequent and repeated applications over time. It is also durable enough.
- The Dear Lab
Impressive runout adjustments.
- Find The Top 10
The Delta 28-400 also collects any dust or debris very efficiently. You won’t have to worry about massive amounts of dust cluttering the work space.
- Tool And Go
What really matters though is the way that a bandsaw cuts and this gives you plenty of power thanks to its 14inch saw and its 1HP motor. That’s enough to cut through thick wood with ease, as well as non-ferrous metals.
- Toolerant
But I want to specially say about the wheel of the Delta 28-400 14 in. Band Saw. This model has the durable aluminum, rubber-coated upper and lower 9 spoke wheels which are precision balanced for superior blade tracking and competitive cutting as well.
- Smart P Tools
People do love the oversized table on this one.
- Tools Reviewer
Can cut, rip and saw units up to 6 inch in terms of height and 13-14 inch in terms of width
- Saw Talks
September 22, 2018 | Full review
Lastly, there is a dust brush on lower blades to keep the blades clean. Another thing I like is that it’s a very easy to use bandsaw.
- Toil Drop
What experts didn't like
No rip fence, miter guide and work light
- BestReviews
The absence of both fence and miter gauge is an unpleasant surprise; there is no question about that.
- Tool Nerds
February 13, 2018 | Full review
Less powerful motor
- The Dear Lab
Changing speeds takes more time, anyway, not all woodworkers this feature.
- Find The Top 10
This model will also not accept a height riser like the previous models. You are not able to make the depth of the re-saw higher.
- Tool And Go
In terms of the build quality though, the blade does rattle a little which is slightly disappointing when everything else is so strong and durable feeling. Likewise, it’s a bit of a shame that it doesn’t come with a fence.
- Toolerant
This new cheapened Chinese saw does not have those convenient tool-less adjustments on EITHER blade-guide.
- Smart P Tools
However, there is a massive downside to this unit. Well, not that big, but big enough. There are no accessories included with it. Not even a miter gauge.
- Tools Reviewer
You might have to replace the tire after using this saw for a few years (if you really use it a lot)
- Saw Talks
September 22, 2018 | Full review
My biggest disappointment was the lack of a fence and miter tool. I had to buy and install my own.
- Toil Drop

From The Manufacturer

14-inch 1HP Steel Frame Band Saw. @ speeds for added convenience, Heavy Duty Steel Frame Construction. All Ball Bearing upper and lower Guides. 2 Durable aluminum, rubber tireed, 9 spoke precision balanced wheels for superior blade tracking. Dust brush on lower wheel keeps blades clean; poly v-belt drive for smooth operation. Over sized table 15 3/4-Inch by 18 7/8-Inch precision ground cast iron; 4-Inch intregral dust port. Takes a standard 93 1/2-Inch blade.

Overall Product Rankings

1. JET 14-Inch Deluxe Pro Band Saw Kit
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 18
2. DEWALT 20V Max Deep Cut Band Saw
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
3. Rikon Bandsaw With Fence
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 14
4. WEN Two-Speed Band Saw
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 14
5. DEWALT 5-In Deep Cut Portable Band Saw Kit
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 15
6. Grizzly 17-In Bandsaw
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
7. SKIL 9-Inch Band Saw
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 15
8. Delta Steel Frame Band Saw
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 10
9. POWERTEC BS900 Band Saw
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 9

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