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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 11-26-2013 12:21 AM 776 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2013 12:21 AM

Just picked up an older G1023 grizzly. Looks like one of the middle belts is a little stretched out.

Figure for the cost might as well change em.

Never done this before so was looking for some guidance on what to get and how to change them.

Also, is there anything else i should check out? Thanks.


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#1 posted 11-26-2013 12:40 AM

I have the very similar three-belt Unisaw. It’s really fussy about belts. I put three matching premium belts on it after I restored it and ended up with a vibration. So I did as some recommended and got three ‘really’ matched Delta belts (they have sequential numbers from being cut off the same mandrel, or some such thing) and no more vibration.

Your Griz belts are a different size and I don’t know if Grizzly sells matched belts like Delta. But it would probably be to your advantage to at least get three fresh belts that are the same brand and hopefully from the same batch.

While you have the belts off, it’s a good time to check the arbor bearings for any play.

Good luck
Bill

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 12:42 AM

I was checking out those V link belts. How are those?

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#3 posted 11-26-2013 12:44 AM

From what I understand, link belts aren’t a good choice for multiple belt applications.

Bill

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#4 posted 11-26-2013 12:47 AM

Okay, thanks Torx. Is there a way to know the length of belt i need?

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#5 posted 11-26-2013 12:52 AM

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#6 posted 11-26-2013 03:44 AM

Anytime you have more than one belt the replacement belts should be bought a matched set. They will come tied together in a set. when you install them they might run with one higher than the others but this is still supposed to be okay. I would think not ideal but that is the way it is. This is USAF training but it should still apply. Get a set of matched belts. They will be a matched set of 3 in your case. No link belts on these saws. Good luck but don’t be discouraged if you get the matched set and they still run with one higher our of the sheave.

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#7 posted 11-26-2013 04:17 AM

I took a look at the Griz site for belts for the G1023 and they are sold as a set of three for about $17. http://www.grizzly.com/products/g1023/parts It’s a little confusing, though. as the original belts have been superseded. If you can’t figure it out, I’m sure a call to them would direct you to the correct number.

Bill

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#8 posted 11-26-2013 02:45 PM

I know on large air conditioning equipment with multiple belts we always used matched sets. I am sure this is true on table saws also.

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