Table saw "checkup" and cleanup. Tips and help with hardened tree sap?

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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 11-28-2013 01:57 AM 1112 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2013 01:57 AM

So I just picked up a 1999 Grizzly G1023 table saw. It’s in really good shape for the year. Brand new shop fox classic fence. Picked up a JET mobile base.

Tonight i started tearing into it to clean it up a little.

When i brought it home i started it up and noticed an odd sound, and deduce one of the belts was bad. Left it on and looked under neath, and the center belt wasn’t taught like the outer two. So i took them off, and sure enough, the center one’s sidewall was chewed out.

Is this anything to be concerned with as far as pulleys and such? The other two are fine. I’m going to order the set from grizzly.

All components work just fine, could be a tad smoother but I’m not complaining. Once i removed the top, i noticed this hard yellowish stuff. I can only assume its VERY dried tree sap. Any tips for cleaning this up?

While I’m at it, is there anything else i should be looking out for? I spun the arbor to listen or feel for any signs of trouble, and other than a very minor squeak alls good. No play what so ever.

Any other tips greatly appreciated!

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#1 posted 11-28-2013 02:00 AM

Also in regards to the belt sizes, I sent grizzly CS an email and they said there could of been 3 types of belts used. M25, M26, M27. The belts say FM 26. I assume M26 is what I’m after? Probably stupid, but better safe than sorry.

I think i recall multiple people recommending gates hi power belts? Which would be the correct size from them?

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#2 posted 11-28-2013 02:25 AM

A belt supplier should be able to cross reference the belts. If you can get one local then take the old on in with you. Always get a matched set of 3. This DOES make a difference.

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#3 posted 11-28-2013 02:40 AM

Would auto parts stores carry them in sets?

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#4 posted 11-28-2013 03:13 AM

Citrus degreaser will remove the sap.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 11-28-2013 02:02 PM

They are machine belts. I doubt that a parts store will have them, but they might. They have a different taper than automotive belts. Try a place like OSH. And, as has been recommended above, be sure to get a matched set so that the lengths are equal.

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#6 posted 11-28-2013 02:06 PM

I looked online and couldn’t find matched sets.. Kinda confusing. A lot of threads I was reading said they did away with matched sets because tolerances are so right now.

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