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Forum topic by JCantin posted 10-01-2010 08:05 PM 1934 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JCantin

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10-01-2010 08:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: link belt

I have delayed converting my TS and BS to link belts waiting to stumble across some information about how long a belt I need and how to properly tension them.

Do you make them the same length as the belt you are replacing?

How do you properly tension them?

Is the 4 foot length Woodcraft and others sell sufficient for a TS? Mine is a Ridgid 3650.

What about a 14 inch Jet bandsaw?

Thanks in advance!


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#1 posted 10-01-2010 09:31 PM

You remove links from it to size it, pretty simple really.

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 10:19 PM

Make it the same length as the belt your replacing . Tensioning is no different then the original belt. The WC belt should be enough . I replaced my delta contractors TS with one and had some links left over . Is the belt on your Ridgid 3650 the same type as the 4511 ? The 4511 has a wide grooved belt, I don’t know that a link belt will work on that setup .

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#3 posted 10-02-2010 01:21 AM

with link belt one thing to watch is to make sure you run the belt the proper direction, it should have a directional arrow on some of the links to show direction. For more info “fennerdrives.com” on Power Twist Plus button for more info and Installation Instructions This is the company that makes the link belt.

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