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Forum topic by tanuki posted 07-14-2013 03:49 AM 839 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-14-2013 03:49 AM

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Hi guys, just brought home my first TS, a very clean Ridgid 3660 from Craigslist, nice and solid, dead nuts accurate, I’m very happy with it. But I had to take off the motor to fit it in my car, and now, having reassembled it, I find that I get a few seconds of squeaking when I power it up. Does this mean that the belt is too tight, or not tight enough? Or perhaps something else?

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#1 posted 07-14-2013 06:34 AM

Depends :)

Never dealt with your particular saw, but some machines will squeal a bit when started. My Makita planer does it every time.. just the nature of the beast. It can also indicate a belt that is a hair too loose on some machines. It’s just the belt slipping a bit trying to go from a dead stop to full blast while also trying to spin up the mass of the blade. Something to do with Newton and his laws of motion <grin> Hopefully, some other 3660 owners will speak up and let you know if it’s normal or not for that machine. In the mean time, check the manual for your saw and see what it says about proper belt tension.


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#2 posted 07-14-2013 09:52 AM

perhaps posting a short video of the sound/condition you;re experiencing with that saw will help others isolate a cause. i do know that placement of the motor is important to the proper functioning of that saw. i have two similar emerson built 10” TSs and the motor mounting is simple. try checking these OMs:

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