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BigAL46

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03-25-2017 01:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe belt vs belt

I purchased the subject lathe about 10 years ago when I walked into a Sears Tool Store that was closing its doors. I acquired the lathe for what I thought was a good price: 1/2 normal. Since I lived in a town house and had no place to put it I decided to put the lathe in storage and save it till I retired. Well, That time has come.

I find that the variable speed belt ( BANDO VS Belt 530VA 22-22 ) has deteriorated and needs to be replaced. My question to the members of this forum is do any of you own this lathe and have any identified an alternative drive belt. As expected Sears Parts Direct says it is no longer available.

This lathe is brand new, has never been used and will never be if a replacement belt cannot be found. Shot myself in the foot again, or maybe Sears shot me in the foot.

Thanks for your help.

-Al in Oakalla-


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 03-25-2017 01:24 AM

As expected Sears Parts Direct says it is no longer available.

Well, Sears didn’t make that belt and they have lots of really common parts (even some really stupid simple stuff like nuts and bolts, screws and washers, etc…) that they list as discontinued or obsolete – when they obviously are available elsewhere. And the last place I would go to get a part like that would be the retailer – you would wind up paying way, way more than what it costs elsewhere.

Would need the model number to verify, but here is one on Amazon:
New After Market Belt Craftsman Lathe Variable Speed

Can probably find them at lots of other places as well… just look around. Just search for 530VA2222

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Nubsnstubs

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 01:55 AM

You’re going to have to pull the belt anyway, so take it off and get over to your nearest auto parts store. The should have most belts in 1” increments, and more than likely you’ll find what you need. If it’s a specialty belt, then good luck…........ Jerry (in Tucson)

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 02:11 AM

You re going to have to pull the belt anyway, so take it off and get over to your nearest auto parts store. The should have most belts in 1” increments, and more than likely you ll find what you need. If it s a specialty belt, then good luck…........ Jerry (in Tucson)
- Nubsnstubs

Might work, but probably not… it’s a multiple (variable) speed belt, which is different than a classic V or serpentine belt used in cars (although they are used in some transmissions).

PS: I checked the manual for the belt part number (18017.00), and that belt I linked to at Amazon is the right one… and that search will give you plenty of other sources as well.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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