NOVA 1624/44 belt replacement

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Forum topic by ginasdad posted 11-30-2017 03:03 AM 498 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2017 03:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: nova 162444 belt replacement pulley alignment tip lathe turning

I recently had to replace the drive belt on my Nova 1624 lathe and was in contact with the help desk at Teknatool asking about aligning the pulleys since misalignment would wear the belt. He responded very quickly and was very helpful. The pulley was stuck on the shaft and his suggestion to use wedges to move pulley worked like a charm. He also suggested for belts. I had found belts available locally but they were $30 or $40. The Belt Guys were $2.03 each. I got 3 and with shipping it came to $27. The arrived today and are the real deal. Just wanted to pass this along.

-- so much wood, so little time

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#1 posted 11-30-2017 04:40 PM

I replaced mine one time and it was no big deal. I had to remove the handwheel and two or three screws in the outside panel and was able to slip the new on without moving the pulley(s).
On wear, (unless they have changed) they spec a six rib microbelt. The last groove as you move up the pulley is not a full groove but a half groove so if you place the belt there it will rub. You can get a five rib instead or you can just leave one rib in the air which is what I did.

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#2 posted 12-10-2017 11:36 AM

Wish I had read your post a few days ago. I just bought a belt ‘on sale’ at Woodcraft for $14.

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#3 posted 12-31-2017 03:20 AM

Ginasdad, which belt is it?

-- to turn or not to turn, is that really a question?

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