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Rikon 10-325 drive belt 1-JL20020002

I need a new drive belt for my Rikon 10-325 bandsaw. I think the part No. listed in the title is correct (if not correct me). I found this place below, but i know nothing about the quality of belts. Good price, though.

Anyone hear off them or know of a better place to buy the belt?

https://beltpalace.com/240j4.html

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Does anyone own a Rikon 10-325 bandsaw and have you ever had to replace the drive belt?

If so, what belt did you use? Where did you get it?

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Well my belt finally broke so I need a new one. Has anyone ever used belts from this place?
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There are many places .......

Amazon, Ebay ....

https://www.amazon.com/DRIVE-BELTS-R...a-816996792205

https://www.google.com/search?channe...lt+replacement

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Yes I know. But is one any better than another?

Belt Palace had the lowest price that I've found. Just curious if any one has used them.
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Post This caught my eye .......

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Yes I know. But is one any better than another?

Belt Palace had the lowest price that I've found. Just curious if any one has used them.

Amazon has a good return policy and ships fast.

This info was in the product description:
  • 2 NEW DRIVE BELTS MADE IN THE USA FOR RIKON BAND SAW MODEL 10-325 BAND SAW
  • Not cheap Chinese urethane that cracks and falls apart. Made in USA.

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I'm in the process of installing a new drive belt and I found two videos that install the belt differently. The first places the belt on the inside (to the right) of the tensioning pulley (idler pulley). This way, the smooth back-side of the belt rides against the smooth idler pulley as its moved to the right by the hand crank. To me that seems correct.

https://www.google.com/search?q=riko..._isAWRmKG4DA15

Then I noticed a diagram of the belt arrangement on the door. It places the belt on the outside (to the left) of the idler pulley. This causes the ribbed side of the belt to ride against the smooth idler pulley, contrary to the way I've know idler pulleys to work. Tensioning is achieved by moving the idler pulley to the left with the hand wheel. And I found a video to support this. installation.


Anybody know which is correct?

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P.S. Can't get the first video to load correctly. But when you click on the search link, it's the first video (bradford pear) that pops up.

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I went and installed it as in the diagram, but the tensioner pulley rides against the groove inside of the belt which is contrary to common sense.
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No one has a Rikon bandsaw?
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Mine is set up like this from the factory. Grooved side of the belt mated to the grooves on the motor and wheel pulleys. The tension pulley is smooth.

I have the 10-321, with the same diagram.
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Ok, thank you. That's the way I installed it as pictured. Just seems a little A$$-backward.
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You're welcome!

Because you turn the tensioner handle counterclockwise to tighten? I thought that was funny at first, but I made peace with it. Lefty-tighty.
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I have 2 14" Craftsman clones

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No one has a Rikon bandsaw?
The Craftsman 14" Pros are just rebadged Rikons. Everything is the same including the belt diagram on the inside lower door!

This video shows the belt diagram on the door:
https://youtu.be/zedgI-hMuNk?t=75

The new belt installed:
https://youtu.be/zedgI-hMuNk?t=191

When he took the wheel off the belt tension wheel was all the way to the right side. Who knows if that's where it was when the belt broke?

This guy did not follow the belt diagram just inches away from his sight....?
https://youtu.be/cwfzmhwvjEE?t=412

A completely different video showing the correct belt routing:
https://youtu.be/oct-UtIP9N0?t=536

Here's the diagram on my saw:
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I agree the guy in my first video had it wrong, but doesn't it seem right? All the idler pulleys I've seen ride the back side of the belt.
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I need a new drive belt for my Rikon 10-325 bandsaw. I think the part No. listed in the title is correct (if not correct me). I found this place below, but i know nothing about the quality of belts. Good price, though.

Anyone hear off them or know of a better place to buy the belt?

https://beltpalace.com/240j4.html

Thanks

Rikon parts website includes their P/N and full diagram of all the saw's parts: https://www.rikonparts.com/product/10-325

Craftsman 113.29992 Table saw, Craftsman 10" band saw, H. F. 10" drill press, MicroLux 7"x16" lathe, Dewalt 734 planer & Craftsman 6 1/8" jointer
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