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.