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Forum topic by secretgarden posted 04-16-2015 10:35 AM 637 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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secretgarden

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04-16-2015 10:35 AM

I need assistance in changing out my 20 year old belts on a JET JTAS-10 tablesaw. Any assistance will be apprecitated. Thank You


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rwe2156

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#1 posted 04-16-2015 10:49 AM

Tech service at Jet is great if you call they will walk you through it.

I have the same saw I’m guessing you have to loosen and/or remove the motor.

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#2 posted 04-16-2015 03:07 PM

I have changed the belts by just loosening the motor. Be sure to get all the belts from the same lot. Maybe someone else can advise on belt flex.

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MrRon

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#3 posted 04-16-2015 07:28 PM

The three belts need to be matched and the best way to ensure that is to use Gates, “Power band” belts, available from industrial suppliers. If you try to match them up by using belts from an auto parts store, they won’t match, in that the tension on each belt will not be the same. The result will be power not being transmitted evenly. All three belts will not be working the same.

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 04-16-2015 10:38 PM

Loosen motor bolt (don’t remove it). Raise the blade (which lifts the motor). Put a block of wood or similar under the motor to support it. Lower the blade so the motor rests on the wood, taking the tension off the belts. Replace belts, raise blade until it raises the motor and remove the support. Re-tighten motor bolt. Done.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: There may be specific instructions on how to tension the belts after installing, so consult your manual.

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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