|Forum topic by Lifesaver2000||posted 01-03-2010 11:40 PM||2731 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
01-03-2010 11:40 PM
I would like to try a link belt on my new table saw since many people seem to have good luck with them. The saw isn’t exactly loud and has pretty minimal vibration but if a few dollars can improve it then why not.
I don’t have any kind of woodworking store (Rocklers or the like) within three hours so I checked at the local auto parts store and they have a link belt material the correct width that is marked as agricultural and industrial. It looks similar to what is pictured on line but seems stiffer than I expected, feeling very much like older style automotive belt material. I’ve never seen the type of link belt sold for table saws but always pictured it as kind of rubbery.
I know that automotive belts should not be used with electric motors due to the different v angle but this is actually stocked and sold for use on commercial chicken house ventilation fan motors so I don’t think that is an issue.
I would just like some idea from someone who uses a link belt if this sounds like the right kind of stuff. I know I can order on line but just prefer getting stuff locally especially since it is half the price of on line ordering. I might just go ahead and try it unless someone can tell me this is definately the wrong stuff and might harm the saw.
Thanks for any helpful information.