|Forum topic by ChuckV||posted 474 days ago||800 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
474 days ago
About six years ago, I replaced the 1/2” V belt on my jointer with a link belt. I bought a 1/2” link belt, but found that there was not enough clearance around the upper pulley. I used that belt on my drill press instead and bought a 3/8” link belt for the jointer. It has been working great ever since.
Today I picked up an older lathe. I plan to replace the 1/2” V-belt with a link belt here too. I tested with a piece of 1/2” link belt and again there is not enough clearance between the upper pulley and the guard. The link belt does not sit as deep in the pulley as the original belt.
Maybe I just ran into two cases where the pulley geometry does not match that of the link belt. The jointer is a Delta from 1999 and the lathe is a Rockwell from 1974.
Has anyone else noticed this?
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