Saw Belt (B), SAW-2 only
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Catalog No.: SAWBELT2
Shipping Weight: 0.50 pounds
Saw Belt 2 is the shorter belt which connects the
intermediate drive spindle pulley to the saw spindle pulley.
It is only used in the continuous length Saw-2 model.
The best way to remove or install this belt is to loosen the
cap screws holding the saw spindle assembly onto the moving
platform, so that the assembly will drop slightly and allow
you to slide the belt off the pulleys. Never loosen the
adjusting bolt nut holding the two platforms in proper
relationship to each other! If the platforms are not aligned
correctly, the belts will drag on the side of the pulley
and deposit rubber on the larger pulley. This is a sure indication
of misalignment, and will cause rapid belt wear.
There is a slight cant to the platform, which counters the
torque applied to the belts and keeps them running straight
on their pulleys. Do not attempt to "fix" this slight
angle, as it is a necessary part of the design.
Belt life is extended by (1) using sharp blades, (2) letting
the blades clear their own path by not forcing the cut, and
(3) making sure that no one "fiddles" with the various
mounting and adjustment bolts, but instead leaves them alone
so that the belts can run true with no side drag.