|Forum topic by OldWrangler||posted 03-08-2014 07:52 PM||708 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
03-08-2014 07:52 PM
Just thought I’d put in my 2 cents worth about a product that is really worth considering. For several month my old Rockwell Table Saw has been vibrating badly. I have asked about it on this forum and gotten some good answers but nothing really helped that much. When I say vibrating I mean tools or wood on the out table rattling and bouncing on the floor. It has gotten more annoying every time I use it. I tried aligning the pulleys, checking the pulley for wobble, checked bearings and even put on a new V-belt. Nothing made any improvement.
For years I have heard how the Link Belt will stop the vibration but at $40, I considered this too expensive to try. Well, not so. Yesterday I shelled out $40 at Woodcraft for the one they carry. Put it on this morning and wow, I’ve got a new saw. This belt did every thing it said it would and more. And a nice feature is that it links together so would be good for replacing a belt on a captive pulley., no need to dismantle the drive. The links take some work to link together but it’s not bad after you see how it has to go. Took me about 20 minutes to put together a belt just shorter than the original type belt.
The vibration is completely gone and the saw is only about 30% as noisy. And it seems to cut better. This is one of those times when a product lives up to it hype. This is the best thing since Viagra. I can go on record that this is a really great product. If it will last the 10 years I was told it would I will be even more impressed.
I heartily recommend this belt for calming down a table saw. I wish I had spent the money years ago. AND ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THIS BELT, IT IS MADE IN USA.
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