Band Saw base and belt length

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Forum topic by BGS posted 05-03-2010 03:23 PM 849 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-03-2010 03:23 PM

I have a Jet 14” band saw on the original metal box with the motor directly under the band saw.

I want to move the band saw closer to the wall and plan to integrate it into the long miter saw bench on the wall and that will serve it well with in-feed and out-feed on either side. There is a lot of cedar board I need to turn into strips for a kayak plus this will gain me some floor space in a cramped garage workshop.

I can build another auxiliary wood table that fits around the metal band saw table and fits the lines of the miter saw bench so I will still have independent tilt for the band saw. So far so good.

But, I will need to relocate the motor to the side and at the actual base level of the band saw. There is a concrete ledge just below the bench and no room for a motor. Mounting the motor presents little trouble but I don’t know if there is any difference introduced by a shorter belt. To my knowledge it is the pulleys that define RPM. I will be using the same pulleys and I will use one of those red adjustable quiet belts. I can’t think of a problem although no one would ever be in danger of confusing me with an engineer.

Does anyone see a problem with this plan?

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 03:26 PM

Belt length won’t affect speed if that’s what you are worried about. With the pulleys the same size it will run the same.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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