Switching to link belt on bandsaw... does length matter?
I'm kind of new to woodworking and I picked up a Central Machinery 14" bandsaw from Harbor Freight a few days ago. It had a lot of vibration, but balancing the wheels & installing a quality blade eliminated a lot of it. I've read that link belts can also help reduce vibrations.
As these belts are rather expensive (to me anyway), I'm wondering if there would be any problems with reducing the length close to the minimum the motor adjustments slots would allow, or if I should stick with the length of the original V-belts. There is a lot of adjustment room on the motor mount with the stock V-belt, so I could reduce the length quite a bit.
I don't see a problem with this, but I may be overlooking something and thought it best to ask first.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.