Finished the Research and Making a WorkBench! #3: CLICK.... HUMMM ..... THUNK!

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Blog entry by RichClark posted 05-22-2009 08:31 AM 1469 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Interesting thing happened today ( took off work today, and Friday (oh its Friday!) and Was ripping more SYP for the table top and Fired up the TS and Literally it was CLICK…. HUMMM…. THUNK!

Seems the “set allen screw” for the Motor pulley was not super perfectly tight!

So the Click was turning the TS on… and It hummed for a few seconds and the blade came up to speed..
and then I Was positioning the Board I was going to RIP and It JUMPED and Thunked!...

The whole table leaped (and it weighs a ton….)

Was Scared out of my pants… (after I changed them)

Opened the Side access and noticed the belt jumped off.. (its was about 30 Degrees off from the Arbor Pully!

Sooo we got out a left over piece of scrap and Wedged up the Motor and backed out out the allen screw then using a scrap of plywood I THUMPED it back in place…

Pretty cool note on this tho.. I used my Magnetic Little Tilt o meter and zeroed it out on the upper pulley and tapped the bottom on untill it was very close.. Then I put the belt on and tapped it using the arbor pulley as a reference and the BELT as the surface I was measuring… till it the belt zeroed out..

Cranked out the allen nut and put some Lock tight on it.. can cranked it down hard.

Tilt-o-meters are way cool and the Saw is running sweet again..


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#1 posted 05-22-2009 02:11 PM

lucky that is all that happened

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#2 posted 05-22-2009 03:30 PM

I agree with Rustic.

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 04:04 PM

sounds scary

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