Inspecting your saw: Belts

Inspecting your saw: Belts

Inspecting your saw: Belts

Belt tension is an important factor pertaining to saw performance. A worn or slipping belt robs power from the saw and decreases productivity while cutting.

Before cutting follow these steps to ensure proper saw performance:

-  Inspect belt for cracks
-  Inspect for missing “ribs”
-  Check belt pulley both at blade spindle and clutch for any burrs or burning spots.

Burrs on pulleys will slowly wear through and break the belt, causing you to have downtime. After inspecting or replacing the belt, reassemble the cutting arm and ensure proper belt tension. Failing to apply tension will cause premature wear and allow the belt to burn, which may make repairs more costly.

As always, please refer to your owner’s manual for correct procedures and safety considerations when performing these repairs.