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Forum topic by scribble posted 06-01-2014 02:30 PM 626 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-01-2014 02:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

When you are adjusting for blade height do you need to adjust the motor tension for every different height you want to cut at. I have only had one other belt drive unit and the rest were direct drive saws. the one belt drive unit I had in the past I don’t remember having to do this but I didn’t keep it long enough to remember much about it.

When I am adjusting this old Craftsman cast iron saw I just refurbished if I tighten down the motor pivot arch bolt at a certain height then say lower it the belts gets loose, to the point it is going to just come right off on start up.

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#1 posted 06-01-2014 02:33 PM

I leave the arch bolt loose and just let the motor hang. The weight of the motor tensions the belt.

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#2 posted 06-01-2014 02:35 PM

Never mind I just found my answer. I wasn’t leaving the pivot screw free enough to allow the motor pivot and move with blade height adjustment.

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#3 posted 06-01-2014 02:36 PM

I think I better check my link belt length against the original as I think I made it too small now.

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