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The size of a band saw is usually determined by the distance from the blade to the throat. This distance represents the largest piece of stock that can pass between the blade and the throat. Common sizes are 9, 10, 12, 14,16, 18, and 20 inches. Timber band saws are huge machines that can have blades as long as 62 feet.
The ripping capacity of a table saw is determined by the distance from the saw blade to the maximum distance the fence can travel to the right side of the saw blade. Common distances are 28, 30, and 50 inches.
Left tilt table saws versus right tilt table saws. When the saw blade is tilted to cut a beveled angle, the direction the blade tilts is said to be a right tilt if the blades tilts towards the table saw fence. A left tilt blade would tilt away from the fence. Left tilt blades are considered less likely to bind when making beveled cuts.
There is a Delta tools parts list on this web site. It is located in the top right hand corner.
Delta tool identification:
Delta tools are identified by their model number or catalog number, serial number, and type. The first two number will usually identify the major category,15- and 17-would be for drill presses, 23- would be for grinders, 28- would be band saws, 22- would be planers, 31-sanders, 33- would be for radial arm saws, 36- or 34- can be a table saw or miter saw, 37- would be for jointers, 40- would be for scroll saws, 43- would be for shapers, 46- would be lathes, 50 would be for dust collectors,
There are exceptions to these listings and in recent years, Delta has moved to letter designations as well. An example would be LA 200 for a mini-lathe, SA 180 for a belt/ disk sander.
Serial numbers are also used to signal when changes were made to a tool, but the change was not significant enough to generate a new model number. An example would be for serial number higher than 12345 would have some different parts.
In recent years Delta has gone to a type listing. The types are Type I, Type II, and Type III. The type listing is on the data plate of the tool. If no type is found on the data plate assume a type I.