|Forum topic by gthomson||posted 07-03-2015 08:33 AM||1475 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
07-03-2015 08:33 AM
I have an old Delta Unisaw from 1955.
I put them on and fired it up tonight.
Tried a few cuts – no noticeable problems on how those looked.
I know the belts haven’t been replaced in a very long time.
While they all are pretty hard and crusty, the top one with the cracks that is the worst is also the one that was closest of the three to the motor.
Does it make sense to just use one belt that is tensioned good, and leave off two that are not tensioned good?
I hadn’t thought of this before, but just did now… maybe makes sense to swap the belts around and see what happens with the tension of all three then – problem stays with the position, or stays with the belt?
If there were some kind of bearing, bushing, arbor, trunion misalignment or problem, I’d assume that would result in a lot of vibration, which I’m not seeing?
Might it just take a bit of running time, and then re-adjustment?
-- Techie by trade, tinkerer at heart