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    Default ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    I am considering buying an ELU flip saw. It is a 1982 model 713.

    Apart from a blunt blade, cracked drive belt (R 665-82) and a small crack in the alu frame it is in a good working order. No spares whatsoever locally available.

    How much should I offer?
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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    It's probably worth R5k less what you need to speed to get it into a fair condition. But online I saw one sell for 50 euros. I'd guess a grand or two is fair, but if you cannot get parts and it breaks, it's not worth anything. Have you checked with DeWalt for parts?

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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    Thanks Heinz.

    DeWalt tells me they used to carry a few ELU service spares, but no longer do.

    Uncle Google tells me I can get the belt from England at R 665.82, providing they can source stock.

    It looks as if another superb piece of equipment is becoming a has-been.
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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    Surely the belt would be available locally? What's so special about it?
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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    I have one of these saws and the belt is a flat toothed belt. Mine still on origal belt since 1984 and holding thumbs that it will last a while longer!

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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariuslg View Post
    I have one of these saws and the belt is a flat toothed belt.
    Like a timing belt? Those will certainly be available in widthxlengthxtooth configuration.
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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Like a timing belt? Those will certainly be available in widthxlengthxtooth configuration.
    I eventually managed to get one with the identical specs to the old one. I fitted it, and it sounds like a motorcycle engine at full revs with a broken con-rod - absolutely unbearable. So much for it being available.
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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariuslg View Post
    I have one of these saws and the belt is a flat toothed belt. Mine still on origal belt since 1984 and holding thumbs that it will last a while longer!
    A photo would help. Please.
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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    I eventually managed to get one with the identical specs to the old one. I fitted it, and it sounds like a motorcycle engine at full revs with a broken con-rod - absolutely unbearable. So much for it being available.
    What's making the noise, the belt?

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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    What's making the noise, the belt?
    Firstly, it looks like a small cam belt - toothed.

    My neighbor who is an engineer describes the sound as that of a flapping belt.

    Although the specs are identical to that of the broken one it appears to not be as drawn as tight as the original one, hence the flapping.
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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
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    Although the specs are identical to that of the broken one it appears to not be as drawn as tight as the original one, hence the flapping.
    Try adding a spring loaded tension pulley on the slack side. Look under Fenner
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    Default Re: ELU flip/chop/mitre saw model 713

    Sorry for not respondig Henris. There is no room - enclosed belt.

    The good news is thar BM here in Cape Town managed to make one up that fits perfectly, so I bought a spare as well. Not that I foresee the belt breaking in my lifetime, but my grandson may need it one day.
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