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MasterMaker
02-27-2011, 04:13 PM
I never figured why they chose to use such an in-substantial drive belt on the 9x20 lathes.

Mine snapped on an interrupted(250rpm) cut on what will be a new base for the compound.

I do plan on making new pulleys and using a thicker belt in conjunction with a 3phace motor and a VFD when I move the lathe into my new shop(waiting for the snow to clear so that I can get started on it).

In the meanwhile I need a source(that exports) for the belts so that I can buy a 10-pack(locally they cost 40$, or thereabouts).

Arthur.Marks
02-27-2011, 04:30 PM
This guy:
http://cgi.ebay.com/5M710-V-Belt-9x20-Lathe-Harbor-Freight-Jet-Chester-920-/380319257391?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item588ccb532f#ht_3078wt_907
on eBay is the only source I know of... and they're very affordable. I've bought from him in the past. All good. He lists "Europe" for shipping. I would expect Norway would be no problem then.

MasterMaker
02-27-2011, 04:58 PM
Thanks, appreciate it!

It ordered a few, however it required me to sign up for paypal as the trial option didn't support the notion of a world outside of North America.............

It would appear not, I just got this reply"We're sorry, we are unable to process your request at this time." when I tried to order.

japcas
02-27-2011, 05:01 PM
I bought some for a 9x20 lathe I had years ago at E.B. Atmus. I'm sure they still got them.

MasterMaker
02-27-2011, 05:17 PM
3 brainfarts, one knuckle shaped impression in the wall and a few aaargs later, and the order have been forced through...................

DICKEYBIRD
02-27-2011, 05:19 PM
These folks are a little cheaper and quick. I just bought a 5M560 for a project I'm working on and they were great to deal with.

http://stores.ebay.com/HCI-Supply-Company/Belts-/_i.html?_nkw=polyflex&submit=Search&_fsub=366735219&_sid=87569139

wierdscience
02-27-2011, 07:25 PM
If you put the part number and description in a Google search along with your location many times you will find somebody closer to home.

"5M710 BELT NORWAY"

http://www.gates.com/dutch/

Dunno if they have an outlet in Norway though.

lane
02-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Any Gates distributor can get them in one day.

Bill Pace
02-27-2011, 09:59 PM
Yeah, and since Gates has so many types of belt, this one is called "Polyflex" --- and, there are several sizes of IT:confused: