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Holbs

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02-24-2019 01:22 AM

Grr.. of course. Of course. Of course. My 8” Geetech jointer double pulley went kapow. Pain in the butt to find replacement parts when I rebuilt this thing from pieces. Loma Tools was my goto place but now I think they are bye bye. Saved the emails from Judy at Loma Tools 4 years ago. Wonder if she is still at the email address. Will find out come Monday. If not, I think some Grizzly parts will migrate to this machine possibly.
In the mean time… I guess it’s a good time to learn how to joint by hand plane! Always meant too. Just not with douglas fir pieces.
Or… maybe time to buy new up to date one with a Byrd head or something :)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"


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#1 posted 02-24-2019 01:49 AM

This may help.
https://www.mcmaster.com/pulleys

-- Wuddoc

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#2 posted 02-24-2019 01:55 AM

Wuddoc… found something at https://www.rainbowprecisionproducts.com/2bk25-34-p-6371.html
double groove, 3/4” bore, 2 1/2” pulley diameter

couldn’t find double groove on McMaster. Any 2 grooves sends me to a quick disconnect pulley section with no keyways.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#3 posted 02-24-2019 02:38 AM

This place has millions of different pulleys it’s a little hard to navigate. I bet they have it.https://electricmotorwarehouse.com/pulleys-sheaves/

-- Aj

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#4 posted 02-24-2019 02:42 AM



This place has millions of different pulleys it’s a little hard to navigate. I bet they have it.https://electricmotorwarehouse.com/pulleys-sheaves/

- Aj2


Replacement pulleys & sheaves for Browning, Maska, Woods, congress and many others
Made in China

Thanks, AJ. When I did a google search, this motor warehouse was top of the search list. However, the made in China spooked me off. They are around $7 cheaper than the Rainbow Precision (made in Cali if I read it right). But in this instance, I’ll go made in USA

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#5 posted 02-24-2019 03:06 PM

Go ahead and get the spiral carbide head. I finally bought one for my jointer, and it sure made my work life better.

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#6 posted 02-24-2019 03:08 PM



Go ahead and get the spiral carbide head. I finally bought one for my jointer, and it sure made my work life better.

- Kirk650

Kirk…I know one day i’ll buy a new jointer machine with spiral head. That’s the future :) Just sunk some big dough into Benchraft hardware for workbench hardware. Tapped out for a good couple months.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#7 posted 02-24-2019 03:38 PM

Replace the pulley on both shafts if you can’t find a match for the one that is still good. They are cheap and easy to come by. Just make sure the ratio of the two diameters is close to what it was originally.

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#8 posted 02-24-2019 06:40 PM

If you have a tractor supply, farm and fleet, even true value they have all sorts of pulleys. I’ve gotten one for a bandsaw from TS before

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#9 posted 02-25-2019 01:49 AM

We do have a Tractor Supply…dunno if it’s Farm & Fleet though, whatever that is.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#10 posted 02-25-2019 02:03 AM

Pulleys are generic and can be sourced from lots of different places (Graingers, McMaster Carr, Fastenal, Tractor Supply, hardware and other big box stores, etc…). All you need is the O.D. and bore measurements, along with how it attaches (screw on, set screw, does it need a key way, etc…). Heck, they even sell them on Amazon :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#11 posted 02-25-2019 05:15 AM

That may be a pot metal or aluminum pulley. Machined pulleys from steel won’t break like that. Cost a bit more, but worth it. No need to get Geetech replacement pulleys.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#12 posted 02-25-2019 05:33 AM


That may be a pot metal or aluminum pulley. Machined pulleys from steel won t break like that. Cost a bit more, but worth it. No need to get Geetech replacement pulleys.

- runswithscissors

I’ll hold off on getting direct replacement of a Geetec Taiwan pulley. The ones at Rainbow Precisions (link above) were cast iron, I believe. Made in USA :) I’ll try Grant’s idea of Tractor Supply if they are not made in China. Luckily, this seems to be a standard pulley. 3/4” bore, keyway, double groove. Don’t understand the pitch measurement though.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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