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Machine ID’d: Rockwell-Delta 20″ Wood Band Saw 28-350

 This gentleman emailed us about a Rockwell 20″ wood band saw that he wasn’t sure what model it was or much about it. This band saw was made around 1957 according to it serial number. Labeled with Rockwell Manufacturing Co.- Delta Power Tools Division. A lot of the machines that Rockwell-Delta made during this time didn’t have model or catalog numbers posted on them. This band saw is a catalog number 28-350, and the standard blade length was 144″.

Originally Sold:
This 28-350 band saw with the basic package was sold for $519.75 in 1957, which is equivalent to $4,413.95 today. Here is the original catalog page:

Instructions and Parts Manual:

We have a printed instructions and parts owner’s manual for the 28-350 and similar 20″ Rockwell-Delta band saws available at the link below. It covers a lot of the specifications of the band saw, and explains what kind of motors Rockwell recommends as well as how to properly install the motor and make adjustments. It also contains operating instructions, adjusting the table, blade tracking, and blade tension for this band saw with explosive view diagrams of all the parts.


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8 thoughts on “Machine ID’d: Rockwell-Delta 20″ Wood Band Saw 28-350

  1. What year was my Rockwell bandsaw manufactured? The catalog number is 28-350. The serial number is 1344165.

    1. Hi Jeremy,

      Your band saw was manufactured in 1964. The manual posted in the link above would cover your band saw.


  2. HI Great info above.
    I have the same machine. Serial number is 1317355 could you please tell me the date of manufacture?
    Thanks . Taylor

    1. Hi Taylor,

      With a serial number 1317355, your band saw should have been manufactured in 1962.


  3. What date was my Rockwell Delta Milwaukee Crescent 20″ vertical model # 28-350 woodworking band saw made? Thank You.

  4. Where could I purchase a new /replacement wheel for a serial number 1317278?

  5. Hi,
    I just bought this same model bandsaw and brought it home. I cannot say if the motor is 3P or single Ph. It seems to be the original motor. Had some difficulty trying to read the name plate. There is a riveted plate with the number 4670 next to the serial# and manufacture plate PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA. The blade guides, top and bottom need replacing. Any suggestions for replacements ? I live in the Caribbean ( Trinidad and Tobago.

  6. Hi,
    I am interested in acquiring an old Rockwell Bandsaw. The owner cannot tell me anything more than the catalog number and the serial number. The catalog # is 28-350 and the serial # is 1437827. What is the year manufactured and what is the voltage? I am concerned that it may be 3 phase and I do not have that capability at my home shop.

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