|Forum topic by Don K.||posted 04-20-2009 06:48 PM||1052 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-20-2009 06:48 PM
Quick question, Over the years I have always used your typical belts on all of my equipment. I know that a link belt will run with less vibration. But how long lasting are they ?
In the past, when ever a machines belt developed the dreaded “Memory bump” I just pulled it off, and replaced it with a good quality belt for about $10.00, as long as I use it on a semi regular basis, I have no problem. But last night I pulled out my lath which I have not used in a few months, and of course it shook like crazy, looked at the belt, and you guessed it, there was the memory bump.
I have considered several times switching all my stuff over to link belts, but could not justify spending $20+ on every piece when I could just run down to my local parts store, spend $10 and be back up and running in no time. ( I am VERY tight with my money, lol)
So how long do they last, other than being used for vibration dampening, (which since I keep all my equipment dialed in, adjusted and tuned up, I really do not have a bad vibration problem) are link belts really worth the extra $$$, do they last weeks, months, years ?? And am I fooling myself and just being a tight wad by thinking I don’t have that much of a vibration problem ? If I switched over to all link belts, would I be amazed with the difference?
Thanks for any advice.
-- Don S.E. OK