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david pierce
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Tom, Paul Hi,
Thought I would throw in my two cents worth. I have never seen a belt glued by anybody, ever, that I was happy with. Years ago I switched to urathene O-Rings that I purchase from MSC. To install them I take the spindle apart, put the belt in and then reassemble the spindle. Someone on the NAWCC forum suggested putting in extra belts when the spindle is apart but I do not do this. I feel that it is a good idea to take the lathe apart, clean and adjust it every once and awhile and when the belt wears out it is probably a good time to do this. The O-Rings are less streachy than the green endless material and seem to transmit power better than the leather belts. The best thing is, I don’t have to listen to the clack, clack, clack sound that the glued belts produce.

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