I Dont Think The Drive Belt Is The Issue

I have a 10” Montgomery Wards table saw with a model number of THS2245. My problem with it is that the belt seems to be slipping as the motor continues to run, but the blade will stop spinning when you feed it a board. The belt is in good shape and is tight. It also is one of those notched belts with notched drive pulleys. It appears to me that there is some type of clutching mechanism on the shaft and I suspect that to be the issue, but have no idea how it works. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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On Tue, 30 Jul 2013 04:44:01 +0000, Ken

Blade stop but motor still turns? How free is the blade spinning when you remove the belt? Could be the bearings dirty with sawdust or going bad from wear. Hey, maybe it is still under warranty. Check the receipt.
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Ed Pawlowski wrote:

THS2245.

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I don't think checking the receipt is going to do him any good, as Monkey Wards went out of business about fifteen years ago.
In addition to checking the bearings. Check the set screw on the pulley. In fact pull the pulleys and see if there is any scoring on the blade shaft, or the motor shaft. If either is slipping, it would cause exactly the symptom you are describing. IF it is a loose set screw, the symptoms will only get worse until you tighten it.
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I'm casting my vote for the set screw. ** Lonesome Dove
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On 7/30/2013 5:54 AM, Dr. Deb wrote:

I going to say that the pulleys will likely have a set screw and a "key" The set screw simply keeps this from coming apart, not necessarily from slipping, that is the job of the key.
Contractor saws have motor adjustments, I have seen the motor mount slip out of adjustment, loosening the belt. I would say to check that the motor pivot mount has not reached its limit of travel and readjust.
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Dr. Deb wrote:

Just the brick and mortar stores and mail ordering. It's still in business as an online shopping store. http://www.wards.com/
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Ken wrote:

Is the blade tight on the arbor?
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