I replaced my table saw belt in the spring and am finding it now slips off the motor arbor when I adjust the blade for a bevel cut. This is a 25 year old Craftsman Contractor series.
I noticed a few weeks ago that the blade would not rip a 2×4 without getting hung up, smoking to beat the band and generally just not cutting it (so to speak).
I wonder if I went with one of these new hi performance belts or if I need to replace the motor arbor with something that will hold the belt securely.
The motor arbor is original to the saw, but it’s designed in such a way that there is no grove for it to sit in, making it very easy for it to slip off.
I don’t have this problem when cutting with no bevel, but as I mentioned, the saw did not want to rip a 2×4 which tells me the blade isn’t moving fast enough, perhaps because the belt is bad or not tight enough.
Any ideas on a remedy? Are motor arbors replaceable?
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