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Forum topic by JKN posted 02-20-2019 07:17 PM 220 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JKN

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02-20-2019 07:17 PM

Hi Guys

I have had my Jet 3 HP ‘Gold Series’ table saw for almost 25 years now. I probably use it 4-5 times per week. I’ve had both blades, combo and rip, sharpened about 5 yrs ago. Saw has been trouble free and runs great.
My question is should I replace the 3 belts that drive the motor at some point? No issue with them at this time, just wondering if it might be a good idea after 20 + years. I don’t know the life expectancy of these belts

Thanks

John


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 02-20-2019 07:34 PM

Only replace if needed. If you see cracking/splitting, excessive wear on the edges, chunks or pieces of fiber coming off, then it would be a good idea to replace them. And IMO, with three belts, you actually can let them go even more than a machine that only has one belt. Life expectancy is really dependent upon environment and usage… I’ve seen belts go south in just a few years, and I’ve seen machines that were over 50 years old with what I believe were their original belts.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 02-21-2019 01:05 AM

My 1988 Delta cabinet saw belts are original and have been exposed to a garage shop with no heat or air and they still look OK.

-- Jerry

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