Drive belt for a Total Shop multi-tool (shopsmith clone)

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10-19-2019 05:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: total shop shopsmith multi-tool woodmaster

Does anyone happen to know the proper drive belt for a Total Shop woodworking multi-tool? I just bought one and the belt needs replaced. I’m not sure if it’s the original belt or not. It says A24.5 on the side. I’m having a very difficult time finding a match to that. This is the drive belt, not the poly v belt.


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#2 posted 10-20-2019 03:48 AM

Belt companies normally have a standard when ID belts for part numbers. The A24.5 is actually a part#.

The first letter represents the width of the top of the V-belt: 3V=3/8”, 5V=5/8”, 8V=1” A=1/2”, B=21/32”, C=7/8”, D=1 1/4”.

The numbers after that ALWAYS represents the inside circumference of the V-belt. You must add 2 inches to get the outside circumference of the belt.

For a example, we’ll use the ID number you gave ‘A24.5’

A= the top V width measurement is 1/2” wide.
24.5= the inside circumference measurement is 24 1/2” in length. To get the outside circumference ad 2 to it. Which means the outside diameter circumference is 26 1/2”

With these ID numbers, you can go to a auto parts store to get a belt.

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