LumberJocks

Reply by johnstoneb

  • Advertise with us

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

View johnstoneb's profile

johnstoneb

3123 posts in 2621 days


#1 posted 04-21-2018 09:03 PM

Yes your belt has stretched to much from age or it is the wrong size. You might be able to get a little more adjustment by raising the lathe. That might give you some time to use the lathe while you are getting the right belt. ply v belts don’t need a lot of tension when they are in good shape because each v is pulling down into the groove giving you a lot of surface tension for friction. When they wear they slowly get narrower and eventually just the tip of the v is making contact and you loose all that surface and you have to replace the belt.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com