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Offline Cheese

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Re: DW735 shelix install, requesting some help....
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2021, 12:08 AM »
I found no c-clips.  Turns out the gear box and pulley chains do have different part numbers and 1 has 1 more link that the other.

The no c-clips thing doesn't surprise me Rick, I'd expect this to be a fully riveted chain from the factory for the sake of simplicity and repair. It would also keep any chain stretch to a minimum. The good thing is you now know the reason for the 2 different part numbers and that there is a LH chain and a RH chain. [smile]

One extra link doesn't seem like much but in the world of roller chains it's huge. It's a make or break situation.

Keep us posted when you receive your drive belt.

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Offline edwarmr

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Re: DW735 shelix install, requesting some help....
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2021, 12:59 AM »
But heard a weird crunching noise on last run so I took it back apart.  The v-belt is shredded.

I did the same thing when I first got my byrd shelix head. The belt shredded :( When I put the new one on I made sure it was seated properly and everything has been fine thankfully. The belts are really tight and hard to get on. I pried it on with a flat head screwdriver.

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: DW735 shelix install, requesting some help....
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2021, 05:58 PM »
I had ordered the $50 OEM belt but it wasn't coming any time soon so I poked around Amazon again and found the cheapo knockoffs.  Reviews were so-so but I figured I had nothing to lose as I had the real one coming and I got it in one day.  It came in today and it was a real bear to get on.  The method of rolling the pulley and pushing with your thumb didn't work.  Some YT videos showed guys using a trigger clamp to stretch it.  I tried that and it came close but I couldn't get it on the shaft neatly and I was worried I would screw up my threads even worse so I gave up on that idea.  Found another YT where the guy put the socket on the nut and used that to rotate the shaft as you try to push the belt on.  That actually worked pretty good.  I still had to futz with both ends to get it on to the grooves completely, but its working now.  So far so good so I will just see how much mileage I get out of this belt.  It was 2 for $20 so its cheap to try out.