Belt Size for 10" Delta Contractor Saw

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Forum topic by ChunkyC posted 09-15-2011 03:32 AM 2419 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2011 03:32 AM

Peachtree had a $20 sale last week and I got a set of In-Line Industries pullies for my saw but it didn’t come with the link belt. Does anyone know what size belt is on a 10” Delta Contractor Saw? I’ve enclosed the rear end of my saw and it’s a PITA to take it apart and I can’t see the number from the top.

I seen a picture on on the WWW, it was an A-43 but I want to make sure that it really is a 45” belt before I order Link Belt. The manual was completely inadequate in describing the belt number.

Thanks much,


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#1 posted 09-15-2011 03:41 AM

Link Belts come in 12 inch increments, so order 4 feet and remove the extra links to match the length of the old belt.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 09-15-2011 03:50 AM

But what if the belt length is 49”? Then I have to pay for shipping for a second 12”, exactly what I’m trying to avoid if possible.

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#3 posted 09-15-2011 04:21 AM

Chunk, A 4’ link belt fits my 36-978 or 979 Delta Contractor saw with a few inches removed. I’m very interested in your enclosure. I hope you post about it. -Jack

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 04:31 AM

I have a Delta Contractor Saw. I bought the link belt kit commonly available (mine came from woodcraft – I think). Anyway, I ended up shortening the belt that came from that kit about 6-8” to get the correct length and it fit the pulleys perfectly. However, I later replaced the pulleys on my saw as well because one of the oem cast pulleys broke.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#5 posted 09-15-2011 04:45 AM


You can just see part of it in the lower left of the pic. Sorry, it’s all that I have.

It’s nothing fancy. I just built a frame that fit around the back of the saw and covered with 4mm coroplast, screwed on with used drywall screws. I later found out that the dust collection works better if I cut some holes in the back of the cover. Now it draws some air in from around the back and around the blade. The box is also attached to the out feed table as well. So it makes for a real pain to get back in there and work. The side, the one shown in the pic, comes off which makes cleaning out back there a ton easier but getting in there, forget about it.

So it sounds like 4’ might be the magic number.



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