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Has anyone used a power-twist link belt on a Rikon 10-325 Band saw?

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Forum topic by Sumdume posted 12-09-2012 02:34 AM 1275 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sumdume

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12-09-2012 02:34 AM

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Hello,
The belt came of my Rikon 10-325band saww. It did not break. However, it is shredded. I am thinking about replacing it with a link belt but i do not know if that will work. Has anyone else tried a link belt on a Rikon 10-325 or otherband saww? If so, how did it work?

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 03:19 AM

I have found that on some machines link belts are amazing (eg contractor’s TS) but on others (e.g.. drill press) they do almost nothing. Not sure it would be worth it on a bandsaw.

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 06:01 AM

I just bought a 10-325, two weeks ago. The 10-325 has (according to the manual) a “multi-vee” belt & pulley arrangement. I would say a link belt is out of the question, unless you change out the motor pulley, the wheel shaft pulley and the idler/speed adjustment pulley. I would just order the proper OEM belt.

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 03:39 PM

DIYaholic is correct, you need a serpentine style belt for that BS.

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 07:18 PM

This happened to me too, the belt came off (saw came with motor totally misaligned to the frame, didn’t notice that until the belt continued to come off no matter what I did). Rikon sent me a new belt, but it wasn’t working well until they asked me to check if the motor was seated in the frame of the saw correctly.

In normal use it shouldn’t come off, have you checked your motor/ pulled alignment?

BTW I switched out the old thick rubber belt on my jointer, for the V-style belt. What a huge difference that made, it’s quiter, and way smoother/less vibration now.

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