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  • Cheap source of 9x20 drive belts???

    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).

  • #2
    This guy:
    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.


    • #3
      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.
      Last edited by MasterMaker; 02-27-2011, 04:01 PM.


      • #4
        I bought some for a 9x20 lathe I had years ago at E.B. Atmus. I'm sure they still got them.
        Jonathan P.


        • #5
          3 brainfarts, one knuckle shaped impression in the wall and a few aaargs later, and the order have been forced through...................


          • #6
            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.


            "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

            "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton


            • #7
              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"


              Dunno if they have an outlet in Norway though.
              Last edited by wierdscience; 02-27-2011, 06:31 PM.
              I just need one more tool,just one!


              • #8
                Any Gates distributor can get them in one day.
                Every Mans Work Is A Portrait of Him Self


                • #9
                  Yeah, and since Gates has so many types of belt, this one is called "Polyflex" --- and, there are several sizes of IT
                  If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........