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09-26-2009 10:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question jointer

Just a quick question. Has anyone here used link type belts on their machines. I just bought a Ridgid jointer ( it works great ), but can’t get the right tension on the belt and was thinking of replacing it with a Link type Belt. Any input would help. TIA

-- Guy Kroll

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#1 posted 09-26-2009 11:00 PM

I have a link belt on my Grizzly jointer, which is very similar to your Ridgid. It works nicely. Be sure your jointer has the standard v-belt pulleys.

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 09-26-2009 11:39 PM

I had one on my Jet Table saw. worked great and eliminated streching.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 09-27-2009 12:28 AM

I had one on my old saw and it worked just fine. I was going to put one on my jointer when I replaced the cutterhead but In-Line Industires seems to have lost my order for a belt that I placed a month ago.

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#4 posted 09-27-2009 12:50 AM

I have them on every machine I have. Drill press, jointer, table saw, 6×48 belt sander, and band saw. I think they make tensioning a breeze and I can’t remember when I put the first one on the table saw so they last a long time. (possibly 20 years or so)

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#5 posted 09-27-2009 01:00 PM

Thanks to all for your input. Looks like I will be ordering one today.

Thanks again.

-- Guy Kroll

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#6 posted 09-27-2009 02:25 PM

Good choice. I put one on my bandsaw because I was experiencing some vibration, it took out 95% of the vibration. I have used it for about 3 years now and have not had to adjust the belt (I’m surprised).

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#7 posted 09-27-2009 02:45 PM

Hello Guy,

I tried using them on my Italian bandsaw (Laguna ACM 18”) and they failed twice miserably. I bought the best ones made, but they could lot make the grade on my bandsaw. So for me, I steer clear of link belts for the moment until the technology gets better. My .0002 cents. :-) (Cost adjusted for inflation)

-- Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry...

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matt garcia

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#8 posted 09-27-2009 02:57 PM

I’ve have one on by Delta contractor saw for over 3 years. It took away the vibration at startup. These things really work. It’s a worthwhile investment!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 09-28-2009 04:12 AM Go to this web site. On the left of the page find and click on electric motors, then follow the trail to link v-belts. Great price and reliable people.

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#10 posted 09-28-2009 08:03 PM

I put link belts on all of my machines. It really cuts down on vibration.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 09-28-2009 09:37 PM

Thanks again everyone. I just order some over the net from Agrisales. Thanks UnionLabel for the tip, they did have the best price and they were very friendly and helpful.

-- Guy Kroll

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#12 posted 09-28-2009 09:39 PM

Your welcome, glad to help.

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#13 posted 09-28-2009 10:12 PM

Guy, I have them on my table saw (unisaw)and jointer (grizzly), they work great. Make sure you install them in the right direction, look for the arrow.

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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#14 posted 09-28-2009 10:14 PM

Thanks for the tip, Khop. I have been known to put things on backwards. Must be this age thing.

-- Guy Kroll

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#15 posted 09-28-2009 10:16 PM

I have them on several machines they give me no probs.They are expensive over here in the UK.Alistair

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