LumberJocks

Jointer Belt Tension? Delta 37-205

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Lt_scout posted 02-25-2017 05:31 AM 355 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Lt_scout's profile

Lt_scout

32 posts in 405 days


02-25-2017 05:31 AM

Hey guys,

I bought a Delta Milwaukee 6” jointer 37-205. I bought a new top pulley from Canadian tire and the belt is pretty tight, very tight, it’s gets warm after a minute or two of use.

How tight can you run these V belts?

-- When you know you can do more with less, you will require less to do more.


4 replies so far

View TheFridge's profile

TheFridge

8287 posts in 1320 days


#1 posted 02-25-2017 06:05 AM

Pretty tight. It’s gonna get warm. It’s been hard to do what I’d consider over tightening on my machines. I’d have to use a cheater bar or something.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

View Mark Shymanski's profile

Mark Shymanski

5621 posts in 3546 days


#2 posted 02-25-2017 06:32 AM

As long as you don’t smell hot rubber when you are running it I think the belt is probably cool enough.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

View WhyMe's profile

WhyMe

909 posts in 1395 days


#3 posted 02-25-2017 03:29 PM

View Lt_scout's profile

Lt_scout

32 posts in 405 days


#4 posted 02-25-2017 04:14 PM

OK that is good to hear, before changing out that top pulley the belt flapped and chattered a lot. Tight, it runs much smoother.

-- When you know you can do more with less, you will require less to do more.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com