- 28 Feb 2022
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- Anstey, Leicestershire
No response to my email or anyone picking up all week so I bought some 2mm gauge plate. Money is tight anyways.You can also buy a new riving knife from there as well. Not cheap, but at least you know it will fit perfectly and save you faffing about making one.
Gave it a thorough cleaning and scrubbed the pulleys before tightening the motor the other way so it doesn't rub on the adjustment boss anymore. I ran it the saw for a few minutes and heard less noise but still a little. I lined up the belt logos perfectly parallel and after running a few minutes you can see in the picture that the top one has slipped 4-7cm. Is this something to look into more depth?
I'm not sure how to tell if the bearings are shot, what am I looking out for when I turn the pulleys by hand?
Have been putting in a lot of blood, sweat and elbow grease scrubbing the top and rails with wd40 before brake cleaner and multiple passes with rust remover. It's already looking do much better but the rust was so thick in spits I have left a few puddles of remover to soak overnight.