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Almost trashed it.....almost

by Tedstor
posted 09-09-2018 09:00 PM


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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 09-10-2018 03:33 AM

The 2 things you don’t mention is if the table was squared, and for a contractor saw using PALS makes that easy.

PALS

The other would be to replace your drive belt. I’ve found the red link belts from Accu Link are the best Definitely stay away from the green junk HF sells.

That would complete a good TS tune up, especially if it had a lot of use on it.

Kinda nice seeing a few hours time spent on a major tool have such a huge effect.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Tedstor

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#2 posted 09-10-2018 01:20 PM

Yeah. I’ve considered adding PALS on a few occasions. It’s usually right after I spent an hour loosening and tightening four trunnion mounts…..cursing and swearing along the way. I might buy the kit, and install it the next time I tune up the saw.

I have link belts on a couple of my machines. They are convenient for when you’re unsure what size v-belt you need. But a good quality v-belt works fine, and only cost like 5 bucks.

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dday

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#3 posted 09-10-2018 01:29 PM

Cool!! I love to see a machine brought back to life. I hear a lot of complaints about equipment from people, and then realize they’ve never cleaned / changed a blade. They never checked the alignment of a fence or the blade to miter slot alignment. If you tune them up occasionally, keep the blades clean and sharp and you’ll have a safer and more enjoyable tool for years to come.

Congrats on getting yours back and saving some money to buy more wood. :)

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bilyo

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#4 posted 09-10-2018 02:12 PM


The other would be to replace your drive belt. I ve found the red link belts from Accu Link are the best Definitely stay away from the green junk HF sells.

- therealSteveN

I concur with the use of link belts. While I’m not a huge fan of most of the Harbor Freight stuff, I have used the green link belt for several years without any problems.

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smitdog

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#5 posted 09-10-2018 02:29 PM

I love it and it drives me nuts at the same time when I find an issue like you had with the arbor. Makes you think, “Why didn’t I check that X months ago??” But sometimes you just can’t think of it when you need to, LOL! Good on you for putting the time into that saw and saving it from the junkyard.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Ripper70

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#6 posted 09-10-2018 03:59 PM


The other would be to replace your drive belt. I ve found the red link belts from Accu Link are the best Definitely stay away from the green junk HF sells.

- therealSteveN

I concur with the use of link belts. While I m not a huge fan of most of the Harbor Freight stuff, I have used the green link belt for several years without any problems.

- bilyo

My experience has been on par with bilyo. The HF link belts are made in Italy (or at least they used to be) and have performed well for me on the several machines I’ve used them on. One of the best HF values, IMHO.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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