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smw6442

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1333 days ago

I have a Ridgid Planer R4330 and the belt broke and Home Depot where i bought it from says they don’t sell the belts..so i ordered a belt online. Can anyone tell me how to put the belt on..any help would be great..thanks steve


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Blakep

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#1 posted 1328 days ago

Do you have your manual for it? It should tell you in there. If you don’t have it then do a quick search online and you can probably print one off.

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#2 posted 1328 days ago

Go to ridgids website,I’m sure their techs can help.

-- Life is good.

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#3 posted 1328 days ago

This should get you rigiht there….

-- -- Neil

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smoke

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#4 posted 1320 days ago

I’m looking to get a ridgid planer…would you suggest it or a different one?

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NBeener

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#5 posted 1320 days ago

I like my R4330 a lot.

Like many Ridgid tools … I think most people are pretty darned happy with them—particularly at their price point, and with the Lifetime Service Agreement.

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 1100 days ago

Steve
The manual has nothing in it regarding the replacement of the belt. As a matter of fact I can’t find any information on the net to help. It is alot of screws, and the strip very easily, but take the top off first, then the sides. That will expose the belt.
If you have found out any information, please let me know.

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida, http://www.ckherzer1@comcast.net

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#7 posted 924 days ago

i just replaced my belt. it is involved. you remove the top cap (4 screws) crank the motor asssembly to the top exposing two hidden screws in side wall, remove those and the two at the top and remove sidewall after taking crank and repeat a cut knob off. tension adjustemnt screw is right near the motor pulley. loosen it and push motor inward while sliding belt over pulleys. it is a little tough getting the belt in between the pulley and main carriage.

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Putttn

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#8 posted 331 days ago

Great help to get the belt fixed. Only problem I’m having is I get 3 cap screws released and the 4th cheap cap screw rounds off and I can’t get to it now, especially since it’s recessed. If I ever get the pos cap screw out I’m going to replace all of them with something resembling metal!!!
Any suggestions?

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Bernard

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#9 posted 330 days ago

I had the same thing happen on one of them. I used an oversized drill bit to drill the head completely off. Once removed I drilled a hole into the shaft of the screw and used an easy out to get it out of there. The tool they give you for the square heads is pretty crappy. Use a good #2 size square driver bit from your local hardware store. Especially for blade replacement or adjustment going forward. Its aluminum with soft steel screws and they bind. Best to use a anti seize compound on them when you put it back together. Hope this helps.

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#10 posted 150 days ago

Just got my Rigid 4330 apart. Where do we get belts??

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Bernard

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#11 posted 149 days ago

they have them at ereplacementparts.com or even e-bay.

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