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Forum topic by rulon posted 09-13-2010 08:57 PM 8092 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rulon

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09-13-2010 08:57 PM

Hello,
I am in the process of refurbishing a 1949 delta 37-207 jointer that I recently purchased. The jointer came with a stand/belt guard/v-belt, but no motor. I purchased a suitable motor from a delta 4, but need a new belt. Any ideas on where to purchase a new pulley belt? Also, from what I’ve read, a segmented belt seems like a better choice for smoothness of operation and decreased vibration. Again, any recommendations on where to purchase this? The segmented belt I presume can be adjusted to any lenght and would require two new pulleys?
Thanks for your experience and assistance,
Rulon

-- Rulon, NJ


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TheDane

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#1 posted 09-13-2010 09:14 PM

WoodCraft carries Link Belts ( http://www.woodcraft.com/Articles/Articles.aspx?articleid=381 ).

Rockler sells them also … about $9 per foot.

You are correct that you can easily adjust them to suit the machine … just twist the links and add or remove whatever you need.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 09:27 PM

Believe it or not, Harbor Freight sells a good made in the USA Link belt. I have them on my band saw, and am very happy with them.

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TheDane

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#3 posted 09-13-2010 10:07 PM

Wow … 5’ of belt for $25 … that sounds like a deal!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Richard Dunlap

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 10:13 PM

Rulon, you do not need to change pulleys to use the link belts.

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rulon

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#5 posted 09-13-2010 10:32 PM

Thanks for all of your responses. The information is really helpful. Best regards, R

-- Rulon, NJ

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 09-13-2010 10:41 PM

Gates belts are also known to be of very high quality and do not develop memory bumps – they run at the $5-$8 range and are available at automotive stores.

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MitchBigglesworth

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#7 posted 05-26-2012 01:48 PM

I just purchased the link belt Harbor Freight. Anyone know if these are directional? Also, any guidance on how snug to make the belt?

Many thanks!

-Mitch

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Bill White

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#8 posted 05-26-2012 02:16 PM

Not directional, and snug it up just enough so it won’t slip. Run it in for a few minutes. Then, check the tension again. Not too tight-same test-no slip.
Bill

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Bill White

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#9 posted 05-26-2012 02:55 PM

OOOPPS! Sorry. Mind was not in gear.
I just turned mine around on the band saw. Thanks.
Bill

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#10 posted 05-27-2012 07:16 PM

Just saw the belts in HF are marked “Made in Italy”. They probably go faster now. -Jack

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#11 posted 05-27-2012 07:50 PM

“Made in Italy”. They probably go faster now. -Jack…LOL , Jack : )

No need to get new pulleys if you get the correct size link-belt.

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