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    Where is the best source for the skinny belt used on these lathes? I have found several places on the web, but $30 seems a lot for this belt. I can buy a REAL V belt from my local hardware store for about $6 or $7. Mine is about 15 yrs old, and has cracks, but still works. I realize that the strength is on the top of the V much like a serpentine belt on a car, but I would like to lay In a spare or two anyway. Bob.

  • #2
    That takes a Gates 5m710 polyflex belt.Any good industrial belt supplier will have them.This is one-

    There are several others,Applied Industrial Technologies is one-

    Motion Industries is another-

    Forgot to add,check the length of your existing belt as it's possible they may have changed the design of the lathe over the years.
    Last edited by wierdscience; 11-19-2012, 09:13 PM.
    I just need one more tool,just one!


    • #3
      I found that different years used different lengths. When I bought mine it had a belt so tight that changing to the other pulley was a chore. If I recall correctly, the 710 is 710 millimeters. The replacement was 720 and works fine on all settings.

      At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

      Location: SF East Bay.


      • #4

        Pair of 710mm metrics plus ups-----36 bucks



        • #5
          I am feeling generous - will start a new thread.