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Thread: Delta belt problem

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Geelong Australia

    Angry Delta belt problem

    A couple of years ago I brought a secondhand Delta 36-600 table saw. I had to replace the small timing belt between the motor and the blade arbor when I got it. I have just lost the drive again and found the belt shreaded. I have not used the saw on a daily basis and felt this was not a very long life. As the saw reaches full speed in about half a second, there is a lot of load on this small belt.
    My question is, should the saw accelerate at this speed, and is this the life I should expect from the belt.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    not up tp speed on your saw but i can suggest with great sucess the RED link belts they are good belt for tsaw elimante vibration and can be made to fit anything,,
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    lutefisk capitol, USA
    Second the link belts. Made the vibration go away and has been on the saw for 10 years. I have an older blue Jet contractor saw.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    dallas, a link belt will not fit on your saw, check pulley alignment when installing your next belt and keep your eyes open for a true contractors saw if you like the size and portability of the one you`re using? a true contractors saw will have a motor hanging behind the saw on a hinge and the weight of the motor will tension the belt.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    I'm with Tod. Alignment is the only thing I can think of that might shred that belt.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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