LumberJocks

Table Saw vibration

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Woodworker101 posted 192 days ago 432 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Woodworker101's profile

Woodworker101

13 posts in 467 days


192 days ago

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/


11 replies so far

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

5365 posts in 1971 days


#1 posted 192 days ago

It depends a lot on the type of saw…

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View Woodworker101's profile

Woodworker101

13 posts in 467 days


#2 posted 192 days ago

It is a 10” Carba Tec Contractors Saw

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

View Jimbo4's profile

Jimbo4

1120 posts in 1358 days


#3 posted 192 days ago

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

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

View BuckI's profile

BuckI

49 posts in 1744 days


#4 posted 192 days ago

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.

-- Kevin, Ohio

View Biff's profile

Biff

126 posts in 609 days


#5 posted 191 days ago

Start by trying a different blade.

-- Interested in Oregon property? Visit me at http://www.willamettepropertiesgroup.com

View CrazeeTxn's profile

CrazeeTxn

150 posts in 546 days


#6 posted 191 days ago

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.

View Rick M.'s profile

Rick M.

3773 posts in 976 days


#7 posted 191 days ago

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.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

203 posts in 218 days


#8 posted 191 days ago

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

-- Dick, Ohio

View Woodworker101's profile

Woodworker101

13 posts in 467 days


#9 posted 191 days ago

It appears to be somewhere around the motor

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

View knotscott's profile

knotscott

5365 posts in 1971 days


#10 posted 191 days ago

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.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View Jimbo4's profile

Jimbo4

1120 posts in 1358 days


#11 posted 191 days ago

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

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase