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Forum topic by Derrick posted 01-10-2019 12:25 AM 215 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Derrick

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01-10-2019 12:25 AM

Hello,

A while back I purchased a Woodmaster 612, which I’m told is all Belsaw underneath the sheet metal.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/178066

I haven’t fired it up since the day it was purchased. Today I decided to do so.

I just wanted to run a couple test pieces through. Really, I just wanted to make sure it still worked.

I was able to test the jointer attachment. I don’t think I’ll be doing that again.

I kept throwing a belt, and wasn’t able to use the planer.

I know nothing about these, but I’m assuming it moves the feed rollers?

Does anyone know how to make adjustment to this, to tighten the belt?

I don’t want to tear into it before I have a game plan.

Thank you.

Derrick


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wichman3

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#1 posted 01-10-2019 04:25 AM

http://www.hawkwoodworkingtools.com/files/Planer/model612Planer.pdf
Is this your machine? full operators manual including belt adjustments. :)

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wichman3

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#2 posted 01-10-2019 04:27 AM

Also, that small belt may have developed a “set”, if it has you will need to pull it off the machine and address that issue separately.

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Derrick

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#3 posted 01-10-2019 05:25 AM

Thank you for that!! I just found some part numbers over on the Belsaw site as well. Looks like I’ll be tearing into this soon, to try and figure out what’s wrong. That’ll be a good time to ditch the jointer attachment too.

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Derrick

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#4 posted 01-11-2019 06:16 AM

Well,

It appears to be an easy fix. The pulley that the belt rides on is real loose. Looks like it takes a small allen to tighten back up. The belt itself was only $3 on Amazon. I’m just going to swap it out anyways.

I think I have an understanding how to disassemble enough to replace the belt. I should be back up and running in no time.

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