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Linked V-Belt for Rigid TS

by Jack Lewis
posted 08-26-2019 06:32 PM


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syenefarmer

546 posts in 3687 days


#1 posted 08-26-2019 07:26 PM

In many cases a link belt will help produce less vibration than a v-belt. Are you sure that your Ridgid saw has a v-belt? My old Ridgid contractor saw utilized a serpentine belt with matching pulleys so a v-belt or even a link belt wouldn’t even have worked on it without replacing the pulleys too.

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Andre

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#2 posted 08-27-2019 03:29 AM

My old Delta had a slight shake, V belt was cracked(age? original belt) New belt and all better! Should be good for another 20 to 30 years.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 08-27-2019 07:21 AM

If it is an official Fenner Drives belt I think it’s a smart move forward. I used to put this kit into old questionable Contractor saws I flipped. Between the balanced pullies, and the link belts it would smooth out a jumpy old .113 quick. Nickle test winner in 30 minutes.

I say an official Fenner Drives belt because there are both red? HF also has a green wonder. I had a new HF bandsaw, and it had one of those green ones. It literally made that saw walk. I swapped it for a Fenner belt, and you could do a dime test, once you got a dime on edge.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Brawler

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#4 posted 08-27-2019 11:47 AM

I put a link-belt on an old Craftsman table saw and it took out about 80% (perceived) of the vibration out of that saw.

-- Daniel

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Notw

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#5 posted 08-27-2019 02:41 PM

I have a TS3660 and it has a serpentine belt (ribbed) so in order to use a link-belt both pulleys would have to be replaced. I have thought about doing this before but it didn’t seem worth the hassle.

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bgood

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#6 posted 09-01-2019 04:33 AM

Belts that set for extended periods of time under tension will have deformation. The deformed belt will never run smooth.

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Rich

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#7 posted 09-01-2019 04:39 AM


Belts that set for extended periods of time under tension will have deformation. The deformed belt will never run smooth.

- bgood

No, a linked belt will not do that. That’s the advantage of them. They run more quietly in general as well.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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bgood

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#8 posted 09-01-2019 04:44 AM

Rich,
Old belts are vibrating when saw is running.
I did not elaborate on the linked belt, did I ?
Go find you hammer.

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bgood

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#9 posted 09-01-2019 04:58 AM

Rich,
This is a board of discussion. I discussed vibrating belts.
Skill level ?
I’m a 30+ Journeyman.
Go find your hammer.

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Rich

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#10 posted 09-01-2019 05:06 AM


Rich,
This is a board of discussion. I discussed vibrating belts.
Skill level ?
I m a 30+ Journeyman.
Go find your hammer.

- bgood

Prove it. Show us some of your work. BTW, your hammer joke was funny the first time. A good comedian knows not to try the same joke twice.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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bgood

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#11 posted 09-01-2019 05:17 AM

I have to prove nothing to anyone.
I’m not the one with the attitude here, just commenting on a subject.
Have a nice holiday Rich.
Is your hammer warmed up ?

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bgood

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#12 posted 09-01-2019 05:23 AM

LJ is notorious for old termites jumping into conversations and contradicting themselves. Mother Hens do not rule the Boards. Let everyone have a say on the Forums and if ya’ll need to try to rile people up, you’re in the wrong place.
This is a board of craftsman of ALL levels. I will not condone Anyone and I expect nobody to condone me.
If you cannot entertain a discussion with my comment, then do not comment.
Have a great holiday weekend ALL !

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Rich

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#13 posted 09-01-2019 05:45 AM


Have a nice holiday Rich.

- bgood

You too. I wish you the best.

Think safe, be safe.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Woodknack

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#14 posted 09-01-2019 05:59 AM

The consensus is link belts are very popular because they work. They are a bit noisier though.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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bilyo

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#15 posted 09-01-2019 03:10 PM



The consensus is link belts are very popular because they work. They are a bit noisier though.

- Woodknack


Hmm. I have had good experience with both the red ones and the cheaper green ones. I’ve never noticed that they are any louder. Not saying you are wrong, just never noticed it.
I highly recommend the link belts. They can be a little tricky to put together but, once it’s done, it’s done. Smooth!

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therealSteveN

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#16 posted 09-02-2019 03:23 AM



The consensus is link belts are very popular because they work. They are a bit noisier though.

- Woodknack

I can only speak for Fenner brand drive belts, but they make a wide variety of belt sizes. Table saw pulley’s are 1/2”, 5/8” and sometimes other widths. Other power tools also vary a bit on pulley size. If a person was to get the wrong width belt on the pulley, they will make a racket. Properly paired, they are typically much quieter than a hard rubber belt. The quiet is one reason people often switch, even if the hard rubber belt is running ok.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Jack Lewis

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#17 posted 09-02-2019 01:52 PM



What is consensus on replacing standard V-belt with linked belt? Old belts are vibrating when saw is running, need to check alignment of motor with blade pulley.

- Jack Lewis


Because I failed to recognize the Ridgid TS pulleys as not suitable for vee belt I must send them back for refund.

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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K_heynow

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#18 posted 09-02-2019 01:57 PM

great stuff

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