LumberJocks

Rikon Bandsaw 10-325 Help

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Lad posted 02-24-2013 08:01 PM 4883 views 2 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Lad's profile

Lad

15 posts in 1975 days


02-24-2013 08:01 PM

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.


10 replies so far

View oluf's profile

oluf

260 posts in 2504 days


#1 posted 02-25-2013 01:54 AM

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.

View RogerM's profile

RogerM

762 posts in 1864 days


#2 posted 02-25-2013 02:12 AM

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

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

View HorizontalMike's profile

HorizontalMike

7152 posts in 2379 days


#3 posted 02-25-2013 02:54 AM

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..."

View BBrown626's profile

BBrown626

37 posts in 1426 days


#4 posted 02-25-2013 03:06 AM

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?

View HorizontalMike's profile

HorizontalMike

7152 posts in 2379 days


#5 posted 02-25-2013 03:16 PM

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

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

View Surfside's profile

Surfside

3389 posts in 1638 days


#6 posted 02-25-2013 06:02 PM

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"

View toolie's profile

toolie

2024 posts in 2093 days


#7 posted 02-25-2013 06:16 PM

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.

View BBrown626's profile

BBrown626

37 posts in 1426 days


#8 posted 02-26-2013 04:05 AM

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

View Wimberley's profile

Wimberley

1 post in 10 days


#9 posted 11-27-2016 03:32 PM

Okay, good conversation so far. However, I’m a neophyte who needs to know how to get behind the lower bandwheel to the belt. It appears as if the wheel needs to be removed. Do I need a wheel-puller for that? It’s not obvious to me how the wheel comes off. Appreciate any help from you pros.

View gkas's profile

gkas

5 posts in 1704 days


#10 posted 11-28-2016 01:29 AM



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.

- Lad

I replaced multiple belts on my 10-325. The Rikon support was useless, as was the store support at Woodcraft. My new saw kept eating and throwing belts. I was ordering 2-3 at a time. Once they were thrown, they would not track again. I finally pulled the lower wheel so I could adjust the pulleys. After a few tries, I finally got the pulleys to track fairly well. I haven’t had to replace a belt in over 1-1/2 years.

I would not recommend this saw. Removing the table from the trunnion or tightening the bolts is another major pain.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com