Replacement Drive Belts
9 x 20 Harbor Freight Lathe
Greg Nold has helped us out by stocking the belts for the 9 x 20 metal
(Greg's also a 9 x 20 owner) You won't find faster shipping or better service!
10/28/06 Update: Greg currently has the 5M710 V-Belt in
He should have the 5M730 V-Belts very soon.
Click here: Gates
5M710 Poly Flex V-Belt (This
is the skinny drive belt )
( I don't get anything for linking Greg's site, I'm just a very
Before installing the new
belt check your pulley alignment. This can be done by placing a long
across the face of the spindle pulley to the motor pulley. If they are not lined up it will cause the belt to twist.
Also check alignment from the spindle pulley to the slow speed clutch pulley. Also check that the idler pulley
Added by Reiner Patommel 12-04:
Yes the pulleys have to be aligned by fiddling
the four bolts holding the motor. (Awful work)
But the most important thing are the two M10 nuts on the bolt for the lever bracket of the tensioning roller.
(The nuts are behind the bracket plate),The two nuts are there to allow the bolt (and thus the tensioning roller)
to tilt a little. Great design !?Once the pulleys are more or less aligned, watch the belt running from the
spindle pulley to the tensioning roller.Then adjust the two nuts until the belt does no longer touch a flange of
the spindle pulley. (This is actually the reason why the belt breaks)
I used one belt per weak until I discovered this "feature". Since, I run
with the same belt for half a year now.
Belt Info from Wayne
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