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Forum topic by Lad posted 543 days ago 1583 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lad

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543 days ago

The multi-vee belt (part #51) broke on my saw yesterday. Just wondering if anyone has had the joy of replacing this belt? Calling Rikon tomorrow for replacement part. Thanks in advance.


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oluf

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#1 posted 543 days ago

Save yourself some cash. call www.vbeltsupply.com thier toll free number is 1-888-291-5450. I have had good luck with them. high quality and great prices.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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RogerM

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#2 posted 543 days ago

I broke one a few years ago. Rikon had me a new one in three days.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 543 days ago

Please post your follow up experiences on this matter. I have not had any issues with mine, but would find this information to be valuable if/when I might have the same need. Thanks.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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BBrown626

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#4 posted 543 days ago

What caused it to break? I received my saw last Friday. I noticed the belt does not fit fully on the motor pulley. The motor pulley is out of alignment. Was your properly aligned?

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 543 days ago

BBrown626,
You may want to check out this YouTube video BEFORE you try to adjust your lower wheel pulley:

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Surfside

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#6 posted 543 days ago

That’s actually the weakness of Rikon bandsaw. Check this link, that might help too.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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toolie

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#7 posted 543 days ago

the lower wheel tech tip doesn’t appear to have anything to do with the saw’s drive belt. it is aimed pretty much at rectifying lower wheel misalignments as may affect blade tracking. it is a testimonial to rikon’s responsiveness to customer requested tech support. when i approached jet tools about a similar adjustment procedure for an 18” jet BS i owned at the time, their response was that i was on my own. they, and their dealers, had no way of, and no information on, realigning the lower wheel in any way. bravo rikon.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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BBrown626

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#8 posted 542 days ago

HorizontalMike,
does your belt ride fully on the motor pulley? I am not considering adjusting the blade pulleys. The one out of alignment is the pulley on the motor shaft.

Thank you for the link to the video.

Thank you sir,

Brent

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