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SCOTSMAN

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04-12-2010 04:00 PM

I have a small Delta midi lathe which I use strictly for penmaking.However the ribbed belt is torn badly ,so can anyone help point me in the correct direction for a spare ribbed belt and does anyone know the why’s and wherefores of stripping down the headstock for re fitting the new belt here is the idea .Alistair

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alanealane

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#1 posted 04-12-2010 04:24 PM

Go to www.dewaltservicenet.com, search for your exact delta model, and see if they have a list of replacement parts with an exploded drawing. IT’S FREE!!...except when you buy the belt, of course…

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#2 posted 04-12-2010 06:03 PM

OKay Alan will try that I have taken the headstock spindle apart was quite straightforward and the returning of the spindle etc is or will be ok too I imagine .So now I need a 25 inch 8mm wide belt with 3 continuos ribs runing vertically longways anyone think of a place nearer to home other than Delta which seems to be defunked in the uk anyway.??? Alistair

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 06:28 PM

You could determine through Delta, the exact part number of the belt, then search locally or try Ebay.

-- Dave - Milwaukee

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 04-12-2010 07:12 PM

If there’s a local bearing supply in your town, they usually sell belting. They should be able

to match it if you bring your belt in. You may also be able to get a better quality belt there.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 04-12-2010 07:14 PM

I second Dave. Find the specific Delta part number for the belt from the servicenet, and then search for it in your favorite search engine (i.e., Google). Amazon UK might even carry some replacement parts…

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#6 posted 04-12-2010 09:18 PM

Thanks so far guys Alistair

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#7 posted 04-12-2010 10:20 PM

I cannot believe what a dumb policy delta has I emailed them with all the details and they emailed back with their email and telephone number asking me to contact them if I needed any assistance whats that about???? Are they crazy or what??Alistair

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 04-12-2010 11:03 PM

I’d still check, & see if you can buy a belt local. I don’t think Delta sells the best belts.

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#9 posted 04-13-2010 04:43 AM

Have you tried your local auto parts store or appliance repair/ parts supplier? They should be able to measure the belt for the proper width & circumference with a belt gauge. I sometimes get the belt one size larger & one size smaller also to save on trips to the store.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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alanealane

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#10 posted 04-13-2010 02:06 PM

I was under the impression that those ribbed belts were not readily available at belt suppliers, just through the manufacturer of the affected tool. Alistair, if I’m wrong, I apologize for directing you JUST to Delta to find the part you need. Let us know how it turns out!!

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#11 posted 04-13-2010 02:27 PM

Scotsman,

I have 2 extra’s that I picked up from the local Delta/DeWalt Service center. Actually I had my lathe in for service and they gave me 2 extra belts. PM with your address and I’ll send you one of them.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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thelt

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#12 posted 04-13-2010 02:28 PM

I recenlty came on the same problem with my Delta Midi Lathe. I went to the dewaltservicenet.com site. The original belt is no longer supported but they do have replacement belt. I bought two, “just in case”.

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Tom Stover

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#13 posted 04-13-2010 04:52 PM

If there is a Woodcraft near you try there, that’s where I got mine. I believe the belt for the Jet mini is the same but I could be wrong.

-- Tom Stover

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FJPetruso

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#14 posted 04-14-2010 04:28 AM

Ribbed belts have been in automotive & appliance use for years. The more common ones are the serpentine belts for engines & the long drive belts for a clothes dryer’s drum. The big box suppliers don’t have a very good selection that’s true. An independent supplier is likely to have a GOOD counter man with a good selection of supplier catalogs. You could also contact Dayco, Goodyear, Gates or another maker of poly groove belts through their web sites.

But I haven’t seen a Delta model # yet?! You might try looking at this web site…. ereplacementparts.com & plug in your model #.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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