I have a Rockwell 10" table saw, and have a replacement belt to put
on. The belt connects pulleys on the motor and arbor. The new belt can
slip right on the motor pulley, but a lip on the arbor pulley is
giving me problems. I see no way to remove or loosen the arbor pulley.
I suppose I could remove the motor bolts to get enough slack, haven't
checked that out yet. Is this really this hard?
Thanks, Dave W.
Yes, it really is this hard. You will normally have to loosen the motor
to allow it to move in the slots in the plate. You may or may not have
to remove 2 of the bolts to get the movement required. Getting the
pulleys in line with each other is even more difficult, but necessary
for smooth running and long belt life.
Keep the whole world singing. . .
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There should be an Allen screw on the shaft portion of the
arbor pulley. The procedure that I have used in the past to
replace the v-belt did not require the removal of any pulley.
I have a contractor saw on which the belt tension is developed by
the hanging weight of the motor. If you do have a contractor
type saw, you should be able to lift the motor so that the belt can
be easily placed onto both pulleys.
Dave Winslow (Dad) wrote:
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