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Re: Wheel belts coming apart.
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2017, 10:39:12 pm »
Looked at the pic of the belt and it looks to me like it could be from the blade slipping, quite possibly caused by the WD40. I've had the blade slip before when really flooding the water to it on a wide cut in live oak. Where you cutting anything different than normal?
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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2017, 06:00:31 pm »
Sorry for the delay. LeeB, it's been all my normal cutting which is anything and everything. But today I have around 6 hours on new belts and so far so good. They still look fine. No breakdown at all. Unfortunately I don't know if it was bad belts or the wd40. But oh well, eliminate one factor. No more wd40 on the blades. I'll follow magicman and just use a brush to clean em up.

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Re: Wheel belts coming apart.
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2017, 11:25:29 pm »
I've been watching this thread, glad that things appear to be worked out.  Hoping that the good fortune continues.
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Re: Wheel belts coming apart.
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2017, 11:48:56 pm »
Unfortunately I don't know if it was bad belts or the wd40. But oh well, eliminate one factor. No more wd40 on the blades.
The suspense is killing me.  I've got half a mind (that's full capacity for me) to remount some old belts I have for spares, spray some WD on them and get to sawing.   ???

What exactly were you doing?  Spraying them to clean them at the end of the day or?
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Re: Wheel belts coming apart.
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2017, 12:41:46 am »
Another question comes to mind. Are both belts failing or only the drive side?
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Re: Wheel belts coming apart.
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2017, 07:31:46 am »
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« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2017, 07:38:20 am »
Unfortunately I don't know if it was bad belts or the wd40. But oh well, eliminate one factor. No more wd40 on the blades.
The suspense is killing me.  I've got half a mind (that's full capacity for me) to remount some old belts I have for spares, spray some WD on them and get to sawing.   ???

What exactly were you doing?  Spraying them to clean them at the end of the day or?

Before taking a blade off I would spray between the guides while it's still running under tension. Right on the surface of the blade. Then took a stick and rubbed it clean. The blades came off clean as a whistle. And the belts would be clean too! But no more of that.

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« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2017, 07:39:59 am »
Another question comes to mind. Are both belts failing or only the drive side?

Both sides would come apart equally.

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Re: Wheel belts coming apart.
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2017, 08:51:29 am »
Another question comes to mind. Are both belts failing or only the drive side?

Both sides would come apart equally.

Ok then, I give up on the idea of the blade slipping on the belts.
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Re: Wheel belts coming apart.
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2017, 10:28:41 am »
Another question comes to mind. Are both belts failing or only the drive side?

Both sides would come apart equally.

Ok then, I give up on the idea of the blade slipping on the belts.
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Which gives me the idea that centrifugal and other forces of physics along with the fact that WD40 softens rubber and makes both belts have a major come-apart.

Anxiously awaiting the results of 4x4's half brained experiment! :P :D
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Re: Wheel belts coming apart.
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2017, 07:40:19 am »
Another question comes to mind. Are both belts failing or only the drive side?

Both sides would come apart equally.


 Lee had a good question, if the drive side was slipping it sure wouldn't make the idle side wear.  Steve
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