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Forum topic by woodworker0120 posted 02-08-2016 01:36 PM 636 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2016 01:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw tablesaw belt pulley motor question

My table saw belt recently broke. I bought a link belt to replace it, but I’m not sure if it will work with this particular table saw and if it doesn’t should I replace the pulley’s or get a different belt? Here is a picture of the table saw
And here is a picture of the type of belt it had(the one pictured is too small) and the v link belt

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 01:57 PM

The link belts are made to work with a v-belt pulley. What you have is a cog belt and a proprietary pulley for it. I won’t go as far as to say it won’t work, but it probably won’t work very well as is, and would need a different pulley to work properly, which I doubt is worth the effort in this case. You’ll be far better off going with an original replacement.

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 02:08 PM

If you want to keep the pulley then you need the proper belt which you can buy from the manufacturer or you might try taking the broken belt to auto supply stores they may have a replacement.

If you want to go with a linked belt then you will have to replace the pulleys. You can look into machined pulleys that will help eliminate vibrations.

If it was my decision I would look at how hard it is to remove the pulleys and how much vibration the saw had with the old belt. You will only have to replace the belt / pulleys once so spend the money and get what is best for your saw.

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#3 posted 02-08-2016 02:21 PM

Why don’t you get the same belt? The number must be right on it. If you try pulleys you’re going to change the speed the blade turns at.

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#4 posted 02-08-2016 02:32 PM

You won’t be able to run a link belt around a radius as tight as the pulley cut into the armature shaft. Getting parts custom made to fit your current setup so you could run a link belt wouldn’t work either as the diameter of both pulleys would have to be increase so much they physically wouldn’t fit in the space allowed. Your best bet is to get another OEM style belt and be glad you don’t have stripped gears as those usually necessitate replacing the armature (~$100 in most saws) and the arbor/gear assembly.

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