|Forum topic by justinwdemoss||posted 07-29-2013 08:41 PM||8926 views||3 times favorited||6 replies|
07-29-2013 08:41 PM
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 ereplacement.com 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