Previously I blogged about the very noticeable vibration and wobbling noise when the recently acquired 2009 Hitachi C10FL table saw was operated. Fellow LJ COGoose recommended buy the Harbor Freight Accu-Link V-Belt to solve the problem. The wife and I were going to be in the Triple-Cities area where a Harbor Freight is located, so a stop was made to pick one up.
The Accu-Link A-Link-5 belt comes in a 24” length. I needed about 9”, this left lots for future replacements. Here is what is left over after making up the needed length:
And what the appropriate length looks like installed:
How well does it work? Does WOW!! say enough? I have seen ads and videos speaking to or just showing link belts installed. I had to see and hear it to believe how well they work. The vibration problem is gone and the only sounds from the saw are the revolving bearings and whirling blade. Nice.
Eventually I will make wood wings to span the voids left by the front and read fence rails. This week some time a couple of 4” to 2-1/2” dust collection adapters will arrive in the mail and one of these will allow me to button up the back side and run the Shop Vac/Dust Deputy dust collection off the bottom of the saw.
Good timing on the v-belt replacement. I have a new dish washer being delivered on Thursday. I need to have a cabinet made and both installed by the end of the weekend.