Does anyone out there own a Delta 36-600 table saw?
I brought one a couple of years ago second hand and had to replace the little timing belt immediately as the teeth has been stripped off it. At the time I put this down to the fact that the previous owner has used it for cutting firewood and thought it had probably had a hard life, as the blade was very blunt and covered in pitch. I have since replaced the belt twice, and have not put a lot of wood through it.
When I switch the saw on, it is up to speed within about half a second. Do all these saws accelerate at this rate, or is there something wrong with the motor on mine in that it does not have a softer start over maybe a couple of seconds. This must put enormous stresses on the belt.