Craft Table Saw, belt slipping

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Forum topic by fishtownfatboy posted 12-04-2015 04:06 AM 621 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2015 04:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw belt slip

I have a Craftsman 10” table saw and the belt only slips when I have the blade set very low (It gets very lose). The tension is fine when the blade is up an inch or two. Does this mean my belt has worn out, or do you think something else is wrong?

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#1 posted 12-04-2015 06:53 AM

You should be able to adjust the motor further away from the saw to tighten the belt. Probably two bolts between the motor and the blade housing.

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 12:59 PM

This may be a case of having tightened the wrong bolt. There is a hinge bolt back there and if the blade is high and you tighten it then it will loosen when you drop it. So the bolt the motor hinges on, keep it loose so that the weight of the motor is what is providing the resistance against the belts.

Who did tighten the bolt and posted a bunch of I hate cman saw posts on LJ till someone told me not to tighten that bolt.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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