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Forum topic by ProfPenguin posted 04-02-2013 08:49 AM 6448 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2013 08:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw delta rockwell 34-669 belt 34-345

Hi Lumberjocks,

I’ve been lurking here for a long time and love the community but I’ve finally got a question that I can’t search my way to the answer…

I just drove about an hour away to pick up what I was told was a Rockwell 10” 34 series contractor saw. He didn’t have any pictures and apparently couldn’t find the entire model number. He wanted $50 for it but it needed a belt. I didn’t think it was a big deal as V belts are plentiful and a contractor saw for $50 is a great deal.

Turned out when I got there that it was a Rockwell 34-345 saw which uses a tiny 11 3/8” circumference timing belt complete with 59 teeth. It looks to be a decent table, lots of cast iron, including both extension wings and a nice new blade.

So rather than waste my drive time I bought it for $30. Now it turns out that I can’t find the belt for < $38. So that’s about where I stand. I currently have another (not very good (Delta TS200LS)) table saw so I’m in no huge rush to get one.

TL;DR

Is it worth the $38 dollars and time to get it running decently (~$70 total) -OR- should I turn it into parts and cut my losses?

Thanks guys!


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#1 posted 04-02-2013 05:13 PM

Just in case anyone else with the same saw is looking for a belt, it is part number 34-669. The belt is a 1” wide, 11 3/8” circumference, 59t timing belt. Here are the links for the belts I’ve found so far:

http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-34-669-Drive-Belt/dp/B009YESB2C

http://www.mikestools.com/34-669-delta-replacement-belt.aspx

http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/cgi-bin/parttools.cgi/34-669

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/drive-belt-p-174126.html

http://www.acetoolrepair.com/bd-34-669.html

The best deal is from amazon (free shipping) but it is out of stock.

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 05:24 PM

Can you change the pulleys and use a link belt?

Food for thought anyways.

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 07:50 PM

ProfP, I had that saw for years. It is loud – LOUD, hard to make accurate, the fence is awful and you can’t buy replacement parts when the arbor and all the plastic inside it break. The yellow is nice though.

Waho, This is a Motorized saw with a cogged belt, like a small timing belt for a car. It’s not a contractor saw. -Jack

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 07:58 PM

Good to know, thanks Jack.

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 09:31 PM

Hey Waho and Jack! I would love to upgrade the belt to a link belt but like Jack said, it’s a timing belt complete with teeth.

Jack, your input on another thread is really what made me realize that this saw may not be worth the time spent on it. Thanks for your thoughts!

Anyone else ever work with one of these saws? Worth it?

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 11:33 PM

Well, I spent some time with the saw tonight and it turns out that the arbor is bent on it too so that is about it for me… If anyone wants any of the parts, shoot me a PM; I’m selling them cheap. :)

Thanks again for your help guys! Back on the hunt!

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#7 posted 05-01-2013 11:45 PM

ProfP, If available, I’d be interested in buying the the Elevating Handwheel that elevates the blade. Part number is 1085956. It’s a plastic part and mine broke several years ago. It’s a pain to raise and lower the blade. Thanks

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#8 posted 05-02-2013 04:50 PM

Hi ACB, I would be happy to send that part out to you. I have the entire handwheel assembly already stripped and ready.

If anyone else needs anything, please feel free to ask!

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#9 posted 07-24-2013 11:22 AM

I’ll take the tilt clamp if you still have it laying around.

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#10 posted 01-15-2014 05:28 AM

Hi I’m needing a part or parts from the 34-345 delta if you still have it?

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#11 posted 02-04-2014 05:17 AM

Im interested in the motor.
Mine died today on my house remodeling.
All I need are the main parts.

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#12 posted 02-09-2014 08:33 PM

pm sent

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#13 posted 02-22-2014 07:32 PM

Sent this person payment for a part over a month ago with him stating he received payment and he would send it etc. Then later sending a response to my inquiry of the part after not receiving it…. Apologizing and that he felt like a jerk for not sending he would get in the mail asap that he had finally removed the part. Thats been 2-3 weeks.

So it appears this person cannot be trusted and is a scammer. Just a warning to anyone else attempting to deal with this member.

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#14 posted 02-22-2014 08:41 PM

I see you didn’t get my email again… I’ve tried to send messages to the email address you gave me three times now and have yet to hear anything from you.

I have already sent the part and I will PM you the tracking number momentarily. If you could please reply to this post once you’ve confirmed that I am indeed not a scammer and have sent the part as requested. I would appreciate it. Thank you!

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#15 posted 02-23-2014 08:03 AM

No I have not gotten any emails from you,have checked my spam folder etc not sure what the problem is never have an issue with that email. I did get your PM after I posted this comment that alerted me via the same email address. I did see the tracking number in the PM as well thank you for sending it. Private messages is how we were responding and I got no reply after the last 3 messages I sent and not receiving anything. It’s been over a month total you can understand my concern from the lack of communication….knowing you had saw at least one of my PM’s.

Regardless I’m glad this was a misunderstanding from lack of communication/disappearing emails etc and will wait to receive the item patiently like I have been doing. I will let you know when I receive the part. I hope you have a great weekend as well.

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