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bbc557ci

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12-07-2013 12:25 AM

Hi all,
My new garage/shop is about finished and I want/need to get my new to me 1994 (34-459) unisaw out of the basement and into the garage, and up’n running.

I’ve searched the LJ site and found that there are NAPA belts that can be used for replacements, but didn’t find/see any NAPA numbers for the belts.

So….. does anyone know what NAPA belt number I should ask for?

Thanks in advance :o)

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"


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#1 posted 12-07-2013 12:48 AM

I bought Unisaw belts on ebay.

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#2 posted 12-07-2013 01:55 AM

Think I’ve seen them on ebay in the past but I was hoping to drive to a NAPA or other parts store and pick up belts in the morning…don’t wanna wait for the delivery man if I don’t have to.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#3 posted 12-07-2013 03:14 AM

A24 or 4L260 and that is assuming that both the motor pulley and arbor pulley the same size. If the motor pulley is the larger 5” it is an A26 or A27

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#4 posted 12-07-2013 03:27 AM

dayton 4L260H from grainger. ~$15 for 3. used them on my 70s unisaw. here’s a pic of the belts and a video of the saw operating with them installed. note the nickel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0CGeTLNrCo

“matched set” delta belts appear to be unnecessary adn not a good value @ ~ $40-50.

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#5 posted 12-07-2013 04:34 AM

I have not been happy with Napa belts, they tend to be low quality lumpy running imports.
I would suggest Gates Vextra or Goodyear Matchmaker. Yes, they cost more but worth it in my experience.

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#6 posted 12-07-2013 02:32 PM

The Goodyear AX-24 is the ones I would get.

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Don Broussard

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#7 posted 12-07-2013 02:33 PM

I used a matched set of Jason A26 (4L280) belts on my 1947 Unisaw rebuild.

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#8 posted 12-07-2013 03:33 PM

unbob – you may be right. A friend of mine has an auto repair shop and he refers to NAPA as CRAPA. There’s a NAPA/CRAPA right accross the street from his shop but for several months now he’s been very selective about what parts he’ll buy from them.

Toolie – I checked your vid… looks good. I’ll see if the local Graingers has the belts in stock.

Fred Hargis – If Grainger doesn’t have the belts I’ll order the AX-24’s. I like the idea of cogged belts due to the somewhat tight radius. 1st a question though… Is the AX-24 a direct replacement for the Delta 49-124 ??

Thank you all for the help and input, I appreciate it !!!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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Fred Hargis

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#9 posted 12-07-2013 04:29 PM

Yes they are, at least on my saw (which also uses the 49-124 part number) they fit. If you don’t want to cogs, it’s just A24. I believe the The Gates 2260 is another, without cogs.

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bbc557ci

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#10 posted 12-07-2013 04:52 PM

Like I said, I think the cogs are a good thing, considering the size of the sheaves (spelling”“).

Thanks again Fred

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#11 posted 01-07-2014 04:05 PM

I put Goodyear AX24 belts on my ~1994 Unisaw and while they fit, the motor is adjusted all the way down to achieve the required tension. If they wear much, which I don’t expect they will for a very long time, I will have no more adjustment. For my saw anyway, AX23 would have been the best bet, they would have still been easy enough to install and would allow for greater adjustment as they wear.

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