Delta LA200 Midi Lathe Belt replacement

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Forum topic by justinwdemoss posted 07-29-2013 08:41 PM 3973 views 3 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2013 08:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta lathe la200 la 200 46-250 250j3 250 j 3 1340949

I am throwing this out to the web in an effort to help others who have the Delta LA200 or 46-250 midi lathes. These were produced by Delta before its sale and relaunching. Now, these two machines are supported by and the belts are always back ordered and take weeks to get in. The stuff that is out on the web is getting dated as far as helping you find a new belt, so I thought I would offer what I have found here.

First: The belt is a 250J3 – 250 is the length, J is the size of the grooves, and 3 is the number of ridges. It is a micro V belt, or micro groove v belt

Second: They are available at ereplacement if you want to wait and pay $13+ and then shipping. They are also available on ebay for a higher price, but shipping is also free or low and you get them sooner.

Finally: Belts for Anything out of Louisiana has them or gets them quickly. They are $8 with $5.80 shipping. Belts for Anything does not have web sales, so visit their site, get their number and give them a call. They are good people.

My advice, buy two belts at a time. Order replacements when the first goes bad.

A lot of people say to try Napa. The 250J3 is a really unusual size and unless your Napa has belts that they don’t need for 99.99% of the customer base, they won’t have them or be able to order them. No knock on Napa, they have a great number of other belts for about anything.

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 09:20 PM

I had the same problem with the same lathe and found it comes apart easily enough bearings and all no stiff bearing removal just pops out I bought the belts they are as you say ribbed .Have fun everyone here is very kind and helpful.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 12-23-2013 03:13 PM

Thanks for the info on the belts.

Order placed for 2 this morning.

Justin rocks!

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 06:23 PM

Wow! Thanks for the info. I ordered 2 belts today. Very friendly folks down there.

-- Joe, Montana

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