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djreiswig
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Belt replacement

Post by djreiswig » Thu Sep 01, 2022 6:44 pm

Got the belts replaced on my table yesterday. Last time I tightened them, they were a little noisy. I just tightened them enough to get the slop out of everything, so I think they must have stretched a little over time.

The cross axis one was a job. The upper bearing was pretty stuck on the shaft. Finally was able to coax the top aluminum plate off.
The long axis ones were a little easier, but also a very tight fit. Some threaded holes for jack bolts might have helped, but if I only do this every 8 years, I'm not going to worry about it.
Got the belts from McMaster-Carr.
The table runs silently at top speed now.
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Re: Belt replacement

Post by adbuch » Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:09 pm

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Glad to hear you've got it tuned up. Happy Cutting!
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Re: Belt replacement

Post by weldguy » Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:04 pm

Great news, tune ups are always rewarding :Like :Like

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