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Dtharp

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05-28-2009 11:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer grizzly

I recently melted the belt on my G0612 tabletop jointer. The description in the parts diagram is a “171J5 NK” belt. Grizzly is out of them until mid July but I have found a source for 170J5 belts at a comparable cost to what Grizzly charges.

I’m wondering if anyone knows of any problem with using what I’m assuming is a fractionally smaller belt or could recommend a supplier for this belt. Thanks.


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#1 posted 05-28-2009 11:43 PM

How about a linked belt, they are ones you can adjust and it makes your tools run smoother.

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 12:17 AM

If you have a “Tractor Supply” store near you, they stock about every belt imaginable. Take the old one to check the size.

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 01:53 AM

Here is a link to In-Line Industries that sells the linked belts. The cost is $6.00 per foot. I put one on my contractors saw and it reduced the vibration noticeably. I have plans to add one to my jointer when I get around to doing some upgrades on it.

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 03:10 AM

Go to your local auto parts store. Bet they’ll have a belt to match…or come darn close and will work.

Out of belts till July…brings back the old phrase “Slow boat from China.”

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 03:12 AM

$6 per foot is very tempting on the power twist. They caught my eye previously and I believe that is cheaper than I’ve seen them elsewhere. Thanks so much for that link. I’ll have to do some research and see if the power link belts will work in place of the grooved belt, but I will most likely get some of the linked belt to upgrade the factory belt on my table saw after reading the reviews on that type of belt.

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 03:22 AM

Excellent point FEDSAWDAVE, trying to track down a size on this thing took forever. I had a time figuring out if it was metric or standard in the first place. Come to find out it’s just a sort of odd size and too short for the auto pats store to stock, they all start around 20 inches and this one is 17-ish.

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#7 posted 05-30-2009 03:26 AM

It’s a no-go on the linked belt as they need the “v” pulley to hold them in place and this jointer relies on grooves machined into what appears to be the drive shaft and cutterhead to hold the belt in place. Motion Industies carries the 170J5, so one of those is on the way. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one….

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#8 posted 05-30-2009 05:59 PM

Ok now..I have a question.. what caused your belt to “Melt” in the first place?? I think you might want to address that before putting on another belt and have to re order the belt again.. are the pully’s off center? I have had belt’s break due to pullies working their way out of alignment, but never had a belt Melt before..

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Dtharp

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#9 posted 05-30-2009 09:12 PM

The first belts failure was due to operator error I’m afraid (I was the operator). I have only had the jointer out of the box a week or so and discovered that you can place the infeed table close enough to the cutterhead that they touch. Luckily for me the table and cutters seems to be fine but I’m assuming the cutterhead wouldn’t turn while wedged against the cast iron table so the motor shaft quickly melted the belt.

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#10 posted 05-31-2009 08:44 AM

wow.. ok.. the good thing is you found the trouble and corrected it.. the new belt and fixing the problem should allow the new belt to last a long time now..however..if the infeed table was actually touching the cutterhead.. I take it the cutterhead did not turn at all, thus not damaging the blade

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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