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Forum topic by MedicineMan posted 02-26-2012 11:22 PM 3687 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MedicineMan

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02-26-2012 11:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta planer belt replace tip

I couldn’t find much help with this on the net, so when I figured it out I thought I would post this here. I needed to change the belt on the 22-580, 13” planer, so took the extra I had for a few years, and removed the covers from the machine. At the motor shaft end, there is an allen head bolt, that must be losened or removed. This bolt is below and to the right of the small pulley. There are two other smaller allen head bolts that DO NOT need to be loosened. When you loosen the larger bolt, just place one hand against to motor housing and push toward the other (larger) pulley. You can slip the belt over the small pulley at this time with the other hand. Yes, it helps to already have the belt mounted on the large pulley, before you push. When the belt is in place simply pull, gently on the motor case and this will tighten the belt. While pulling just tighten the allen head bolt back down and you are ready to go. If I could load a pic from my cell phone, I would do it. Will learn ASAP. Thanks.


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#1 posted 02-27-2012 12:41 AM

Yeah, there isn’t much usable information about belt changing in the manual.
When I changed mine I had to replace the upper pulley at the same time and that’s also a joy to do without instructions.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 01:47 AM

Hey Dallas. Did you use some kind of “wheel puller” as in the mechanical or auto industry?

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 02:08 AM

Nope, the original pulley came off in about 40 pieces and I couldn’t tell which way the new one was suppose to go on.

Later, looking at other forums talking about the pulley breaking, I found that it’s a common problem.

I may see if a machinist friend of mine up in Fargo can make one for me out of harder/stronger steel as opposed to the original which is hard but very brittle.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 02:21 AM

Ouch!....guess I won’t be using a hammer, etc. around those pulleys. Thanks.

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 12:08 AM

I know this is an old thread, but since I was looking at it, I figured others might also. I had to replace the belt on my planer and discovered that Delta does not reliably carry the part. Those that did took anywhere from 14 -30 days to ship. However, I googled the belt number and found BeltPalace.com. The have the belt for less and got it to me in 3 days. No weekend downtime. Their item number for this is 140J6. Enjoy.

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#6 posted 02-02-2013 12:22 AM

Yup, a lot of places have the belt. Which reminds me…. I need to order an extra, just in case.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 04:27 PM

I was stymied how to replace the belt until I read this tip. I found in my case I not only needed to remove the large allen head screw, I had to remove the two smaller ones and the plate as well because debris had gotten between the motor and the housing. Once I removed the debris, the motor moved as advertized and the new belt went on in a flash. Note: I ordered the replacement belt from eReplacementparts.com . It is an aftermarket belt but was immediately available and I had it in 3 days and only $20 plus 3.95 shipping. No waiting 30+ days!

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