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Forum topic by how posted 10-12-2011 10:24 PM 898 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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how

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10-12-2011 10:24 PM

Has anyone come up with a better way to keep the tension on the drive belt ?


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#1 posted 10-13-2011 02:01 AM

i take it you’re talking about a contractor saw? if you are not pulling full rpm at the blade, something is wrong with your setup…
i have seen weights hanging off the motor…not good for motor bearings, but it will get you more ‘traction’

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 05:30 PM

the motor jumps up every time you start it. I though you could tighten the nut to hold it in place, but i would have to replace the factory bolt to tighten.

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 06:49 PM

How, On my contractor saw the weight of the motor puts the tension on the belt. Is your belt too short? -Jack

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 07:02 PM

I believe that the weight of the motor is supposed to provide the necessary tension in the belt. Does your motor move freely at the mounting pivot? Is your belt the correct size? Is your belt glazed up – you might just need a new one.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#5 posted 10-15-2011 07:06 PM

Belt looks fine ,Part no. on belt is correct, motor moves easy.

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#6 posted 10-16-2011 02:36 AM

I don’t know what the problem is, but I don’t think loose tension is it.

(Does the arbor and the motor turn freely with the belt off?)

-- Joe

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#7 posted 10-16-2011 05:12 PM

BINGO Thanks guy’s
It was the pulley alignment. I just replaced the bearings on the arbor. and had it to far in.

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#8 posted 10-16-2011 11:26 PM

Glad you had a good outcome

-- Joe

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