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  • Link belt and Machined Pullys for TS 2424

    All,

    I am thinking abut replacing the ribbed belt and pullys on my 2424 with a link belt and the machined pullys. They sell a contractors saw upgrade kit for the Craftsman that includes both the pullys and the belt. Does anyone know if this will fit the 2424. I know that alot of other accessories for the Craftsman fit, but am not sure about this. Has anyone else upgraded, and do you think it is worth the ~$50.00 that it costs.

    -Rob
    -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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    Unless I'm missing something, what you have on your saw now is superior to what you are contemplating as a replacement. In my opinion, what you are thinking of would be a downgrade, rather than an upgrade. You already have machined pullies. If you are experiencing vibration problems, I think you need to realign you pullies and belt. Maybe there is something you haven't told us???
    Dick

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    • #3
      <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> If you are experiencing vibration problems, I think you need to realign you pullies and belt. Maybe there is something you haven't told us??? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

      Hergy,

      Actually my 2424 passes the nickel test everytime, from start up through shut down. No vibration problem at all. My main concern is that sometime I go a few weeks without using it, and I am afraid that the belt will eventually take a set

      -Rob
      -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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      • #4
        I would suggest you not borrow trouble.

        As Hergy said, if you install a link belt, you will most likely be increasing the vibration on the saw. I've never heard of a ribbed belt taking set, but if you're concerned, just slip the belt off when done using. I don't think it makes a difference, but it might make you rest easier.

        Now, if you send Hergy a tenner, and me the same, you're still thirty bucks to the good.

        Dave

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        • #5
          Rob, thanks for the $10. I'm attending the WW show over in Des Moines this coming weekend so the $10 will come in handy.

          Also, let the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." be your guide. Got to rank right up there with "Buyer Beware".
          Dick

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          • #6
            Ok, guys I'm convinced. Like I said there is no vibration, and if the ribbed belt isn't going to take a set than it is a non issue. Sorry about the $10.oo have to play santa to my 19 mo old, and that takes all Ive got (I like to spoil her).

            Thanks for the advice

            -Rob
            -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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            • #7
              I was going jump in with a big "NO, DON'T DO IT", but it looks like you guys took care of it.

              Rob:You'll be much happier if you stick with the poly-v belt. Yes the link belt is smooth, but the poly-v does a much better job of transfering the power and will last much longer than the link belt.

              Jake

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              • #8
                Ok so I'm the guy that said the best thing I did was replace the cast pulleys with the machined ones and put on the link belt (remember my saw is 20 years old). All things considered I don't regret it for a second, however if I had the option for the newer style pulleys and belt then that is what I would have done. Rob, as your last post stats your not going to worry about it, I just needed to add my couple of cents...
                Jake, please don't tell me that I could have retro-fitted my saw, it would probably really depress me.
                Dave
                It\'s not the quantity or quality of your tools that matters....<br />It\'s all in the firewood that\'s left over.....

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                • #9
                  I'm willing to forgo my ten dollar fee if you give your girl an extra hug. Deal?

                  Dave
                  Proud father of the world's greatest fifteen year old daughter. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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                  • #10
                    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> I'm willing to forgo my ten dollar fee if you give your girl an extra hug. Deal? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                    Dave,

                    That is an everyday gift, both from me to her, and from her to me. Alot of people thought it was weird that I wanted a girl and not a boy first. But I say there is nothing better than "daddy's little girl"

                    -Rob
                    -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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                    • #11
                      <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DCH:

                      Jake, please don't tell me that I could have retro-fitted my saw, it would probably really depress me.
                      <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                      Not to depress you but you could have, although we only sell the pullies and the belt as parts. Though I haven't priced them, I think you'd find the price to be about equal to the link belt and pullies.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Jake!!! I really didn't need to know that, but hey there's a new post on here from zapj(?) maybe this info will help him.

                        Dave
                        It\'s not the quantity or quality of your tools that matters....<br />It\'s all in the firewood that\'s left over.....

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