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Forum topic by Ripthorn posted 08-06-2010 01:09 AM 1077 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-06-2010 01:09 AM

As I was cruising through HF the other evening, I noticed they carry link belts now. At $25 for 5’ ($20 after the 20% coupon), the price can’t be beat. I was wondering if any of you have had any experience with these. I’m not looking for the generic HF opinions, but ones regarding this product. I heard somewhere that these belts are US made, though I can’t confirm that myself. I’m wanting to do link belts on my machines to try them out, especially my bandsaw.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 01:52 AM

I have a power link belt on my older Delta TS , runs a littler smoother now . I was given mine , don’t know that I would pay the extra money for one .

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 02:06 AM

A quality (Gates) notched V belt really helped me out on my Grizzly table saw.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 02:22 AM

I run the HF link belt on my 14” Delta BS. Works fine. No complaints.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 02:23 AM

I saw the same belt at HF and was thinking about using it on my recently restored 1946 Duro Power shaper, but after all the work of cleaning it up, I don’t want to put an inferior product on it. I know that HF clones a great deal of items via China. I have had great success with my 2hp dust collector from HF. I will keep an eye on this post to see what turns up. Great question. Sorry I rally can’t help!

Justin in Loveland, OH

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