How do I change the belt on this lathe?

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Forum topic by Spankywedwards posted 10-02-2018 08:41 PM 461 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-02-2018 08:41 PM

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I purchased this lathe a couple weeks ago. It runs fine but the belt it came with broke. I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get a new belt on. This machine has no markings. I have no idea what brand it is. If anybody has seen a machine like this any info would be massively helpful. Thank you!

Note; this is as far as I have made it. I cannot figure out how to slide this rod out.

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#1 posted 10-02-2018 09:00 PM

Get a link belt. HF has them. You add or take out links to get the right belt length; then install on the lathe and join the ends of the belt together. The arbor is supported on both ends and to use a standard type of belt, requires taking the lathe apart; link belts eliminate this. Link belts run more smoothly than the vee type belt.

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#2 posted 10-02-2018 09:11 PM

Pictures would help, but do as Ron says and it will save you alot of work.

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