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Has anyone had experience with Link Belt on there band saw?
Can this product be used on the Delta 28-276, the motor hangs down to apply tention to the belt as opposed to fix position like a drill press?
They say it will increase power and reduce vibration big time, sweet.
Now my saw is already very smooth, but if it can get even better I'll take it.
I just can't help myself, I love tinkering with things and I read to much.
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The link belts work great. Here is a 5' one for $25...

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This is one of the easiest upgrades you can do Rob. Go for it.

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HI Rob

I like them , I have put them on just about all the machines I have,they do run quite I not to sure about power,it's hard to tell
I will say the red ones are a bit more mass than the green ones..
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Has anyone had experience with Link Belt on there band saw?
Can this product be used on the Delta 28-276, the motor hangs down to apply tention to the belt as opposed to fix position like a drill press?
They say it will increase power and reduce vibration big time, sweet.
Now my saw is already very smooth, but if it can get even better I'll take it.
I just can't help myself, I love tinkering with things and I read to much.
Thanks
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I have the Ridgid TS3650 and was going to use one on it but seems it doesn't use a "V" belt but a flat belt (ribbed would be better). I do plan to get one for the joiner some time.

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I have the link belt on my bandsaw. There is a slight wobble in the driver pully but with the link belt there is no vibration or noise. I recommend it!
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Wow Thanks for the response! I just didn't know if it would work for my band saw.
Now I have found out you just don't buy a band saw, you got to put pants on it as well.
I could spend this and next years buget on this one tool.
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It is also recomended to use machined pulleys instead of cast ones.
This will alsoo help with any vibration problems.

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