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Posted on Please help!! Lathe motor Boggs down with forstner bits!

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#1 posted 04-21-2018 04:54 PM

Try tightening the belt first then replace it. That is a poly v belt, belt dressing only makes a mess on v or poly v belts.
I’m using a 1/3 hp motor on a 4 speed lathe and have no problems running a 3” wood river forstner bit if I keep the belt reasonably tight.

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