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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 10:35 PM
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Lee; was it necessary to replace the pulleys in order to use the link belt, or did you replace them because the existing ones weren't up to scratch?
Did you gain a noticeable increase in torque at the blade?
You do not need to replace the pulleys to use the link belt. I noticed the pulley on my motor side was not running straight so I decided to replace both pulleys. My table saw runs much smoother now. Glade I changed them.
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Don...I'm pretty sure you need to adjust the entire motor bracket to tighten the belt by sliding the bracket in/out on the two large pins. Loosen the set screws, slide the motor mount bracket. Mount may be stuck on pins...take set screws out and shoot it with some PB Blaster...let it soak for a while and gently tap on a convenient spot on the mount. Don't bang on the pins...mushroom may occur...see item 6, page 38...

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Nick the tension on the belt is the weight of the motor. Those two pins are to adjust the motor so it will not bottom out in the slot. I am talking about the slot in the bracket that holds the motor. If it bottoms out when you let the blade down the belt will get lose. When raising the blade if it bottoms out the blade will not go all the way up. That is the way I am understanding it.

I have decided to sell this saw and buy a better saw. I do appreciate everyones help and have tried fix it following everyones advice.

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Nick the tension on the belt is the weight of the motor. Those two pins are to adjust the motor so it will not bottom out in the slot. I am talking about the slot in the bracket that holds the motor. If it bottoms out when you let the blade down the belt will get lose. When raising the blade if it bottoms out the blade will not go all the way up. That is the way I am understanding it.

I have decided to sell this saw and buy a better saw. I do appreciate everyones help and have tried fix it following everyones advice.

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Don...if you want to take another shot at trying something, send me PM...will send you my phone number...it might be easier than posts...

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