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Woodworker101

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01-12-2014 12:48 AM

Hi Everyone,

I have had my table saw for a few months now and I have noticed a fair bit of vibration. 

How can I minimize or eliminate the vibration of my table saw?

Many thanks.

-- Jackson, Australia,http://www.jacksonsfinecarpentry.com.au/


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knotscott

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 12:56 AM

It depends a lot on the type of saw…

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 01:23 AM

It is a 10” Carba Tec Contractors Saw

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 01:45 AM

Link belt from HF can help. Saw blade not balanced?

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 01:51 AM

I had a Delta contractors saw and a link belt on it did help with vibration, but I also got a set of turned pulleys from Rockler and that helped tremendously. Making sure the pulleys are in alignment with one another may also help.

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 02:11 AM

Start by trying a different blade.

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#6 posted 01-12-2014 02:56 AM

I did the pulleys and link belt from HF and it passed the nickel test with flying colors. That includes, start up, running, and shutdown.

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#7 posted 01-12-2014 09:16 AM

My Delta came with a machined pulley but still had a fair amount of vibration; after a link belt it’s like a new saw and nickels stand without a problem.

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#8 posted 01-12-2014 11:24 AM

I have a Sears 10” that is 25 years old. What vibration ?

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#9 posted 01-12-2014 11:41 AM

It appears to be somewhere around the motor

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#10 posted 01-12-2014 12:03 PM

Assuming it’s a belt drive saw, there are a few things you can try. Check the alignment of the pulleys, check that the pulleys are tight on the shaft, and make sure they’re not damaged. As mentioned, you can try a different blade. You can remove the blade and belt to see if the vibration still exists….if it does, its something with the motor. If it goes away, it’s likely the belt or the blade. A different belt is often an easy and inexpensive cure….it’s not uncommon for a stock v-belt to take a set and cause vibration. A link belt or better v-belt is worth trying if the belt appears to be the cause.

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#11 posted 01-12-2014 06:08 PM

As for informational purposes – the green link belt at HF is made in Italy – NOT CHINA.

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