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G.A. Ewen
04-10-2003, 10:38 PM
I just replaced the V-belts on my lathe with "Power Twist Plus" from Fenner Drives. These belts are made of segments of polyester/polyurethane that hook together. They run very smooth and don't slip under heavy load. Best of all I didn't have to pull the spindle out of the lathe. Here is the web site for anyone interested, http://www.fennerdrives.com

wierdscience
04-11-2003, 01:32 AM
Here,here excellent product have had one on my b-port mill for years actually transmits more torque.

John F
04-11-2003, 10:49 AM
Typically these belts are made to work in a single direction. How do they work when you run in reverse? Can they take a heavy load?

Thanks!

G.A. Ewen
04-11-2003, 11:38 AM
My chuck is threaded on to the spindle, I can't say how they run in reverse.As to taking a heavy load, I have been unable to make them slip. I did manage to dim the lights though.

Ragarsed Raglan
04-11-2003, 12:09 PM
Quote from G.A. Ewen,

"I did manage to dim the lights though."

So they make a lotta smoke under load????!!!!!

RR

Alistair Hosie
04-11-2003, 05:25 PM
Bit like yourself Martin eh http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair

docsteve66
04-11-2003, 11:38 PM
Be nice, Alistair

Alistair Hosie
04-12-2003, 06:27 AM
Ouch Steve the truth hurts, as if I could be nice. oh oh http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair