|Review by ChuckC||posted 08-12-2010 07:43 PM||10370 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
I have a Craftsman 10” contractors table saw that I bought new about 6 years ago for just over $500. I am a hobbyist woodworker and the saw suits my needs. Recently the saw developed a really bad vibration and loud rattle. I took a look at everything using a dial indicator and everything checked out. There was favorable review in Wood magazine a few years ago regarding this product so I thought I would give it a try. I wanted the pulleys and link belt which was $50 shipped. They told me they no longer carried the belt but offered the pulleys for $30 shipped. I took it.
The pulleys came in about a week nicely packaged in foam. Each one was marked for it’s intended location; arbor, motor. The original pulleys were the same size as each other but the new one for the motor was a little smaller. I guess that means I’ll get a little less RPM but a little more power. I put them on and the saw runs like new and I did notice less strain on the motor. I’ll probably add the link belt to my next Rockler order but I really don’t think I need it. I was ready to toss the saw but for $30 I’m back in action. I give this product 5 stars since it accomplished what it was set out to do.