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Using a link belt on a table saw

  • TonyN
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TonyN created the topic: Using a link belt on a table saw

I have purchased a link belt for my table saw and when I turn the saw on it works great for about 30 seconds and then breaks. Any thoughts on this to help me out.
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  • NewMonkey
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NewMonkey replied the topic: Re: Using a link belt on a table saw

Tony,

Is it a contractor style saw? Is the motor fixed or does it tilt?

Is it the same length as the original belt?

Does it break or do the links just come apart?

-Eric
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TonyN replied the topic: Re: Using a link belt on a table saw

Yes it is a contractor saw and the motor tilts. It is the same length as the original belt and it actually breaks.
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NewMonkey replied the topic: Re: Using a link belt on a table saw

Tony,

Get a lighter motor!? Heh just kidding.

Random thoughts...

I could be talking out my butt on this... is there any way to add any length? Maybe that'd reduce the stress on the belt?

The belt I've been using for years is something like:

www.rockler.com/ecom7/product_details.cfm?&offerings_id=6040

Its made of some plastic reenforced with a fiberglass like material.. pretty tough stuff.

My last thought is that maybe its the wrong width.

My Powermatic 64a tablesaw doesn't fit the 1/2" belt like the one in the link above. I had to hunt down the 3/8" belt.

I'm trying to find a link to it on the web... cause I don't remember where I bought mine. If I find it I'll post it.

-Eric
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wrenchman replied the topic: Re: Using a link belt on a table saw

HERE IS A THOUGHT about your belt problem, now i am not a pro wood worker, but i am a pro machine mechanic. have you tried taking your broken belt to the local parts house had them match it up and ask for the heavy duty version? also check the deflection of your belt on the slack side and the alignment of your pulleys
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