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Vibration issues

I just finished assembling my table saw and noticed a lot of vibration. I borrowed a laser pulley alignment tool from work just to make sure that was ok - and there was some improvement. I don't have a blade on it yet - will having a blade on it smooth it out some? Is there something else I can look for to fix the problem? To give an idea of how much vibration, I can stand a nickel up on edge and it'll start to roll and fall over. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

This is on a brand new Shop Fox 1.5hp contracor saw
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-04-2010, 11:52 PM
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It is probably the belt. They have a shape when they are new. After a while it will lose its shape and become more flexible/pliable. Give it some time before you got nutz trying to find the problem. Change over to a link belt. Putting a blade on it will not calm it down.

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My Delta did the same thing when it was new. Come to find out, the Chinese belt had a lump in it.
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Along with the belt situations the previous knowledgeable posters mentioned, the installation of a blade will probably help, too. Like the flywheel on a car engine, the blade will help damp some vibration.

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It may smooth out over time, but I would highly recommend a Link Belt and the problem will be fixed IMHO.
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How much assembly did you provide? Hearing its a shopfox I'd double check every nut, bolt and screw. You might want to check blade to miter slot parallel just to be safe.

Last Fall I bought a Shopfox 17" band saw and frankly I think it must have been assembled by blind monkeys. It took me an entire weekend of readjustment to be satisfied, (no experience with bandsaw adjustments). I figured it was a store model that was thrashed together for looks only.

Other than that I'm very happy with Shopfox so far it runs fine and cuts true.
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