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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:08 pm 
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Just got one from Harbor Freight, is half-inch, but it measures .530. My machined motor pulley is .500 and it does not want to stay in there no matter how tight I get it as it is very rigid.

These are made in eec. I guess they used to be made in the US or Italy. Am I missing something?

I'm putting it in a Delta X5 14-inch bandsaw. Interestingly the replacement part I found on the internet says 3/8" but the outside of the pulley is definitely 1/2" and the V belt that was in there measures at .470.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:47 am 
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I get my belts from either the hardware store (I'm lucky to have a real one) or the auto parts store.

The belt on my 90's Delta is nothing special or exotic.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:49 am 
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"My machined motor pulley is .500 and it does not want to stay in there no matter how tight I get it as it is very rigid."

You may want to get a bigger pulley or smaller belt. Making belts too tight is hard on the bearings.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:31 am 
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I tried one on a s-45 mini- max did not like the belt , got mine at Hf . U can get quality belts from wal mart online or local auto parts store.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Matthias Wandel posted something on his Woodgears site about this.
http://woodgears.ca/delta_saw/linkbelt.html


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:51 pm 
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I would suspect your HF belt is not a real Accu Link, but a poorly made copy.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:40 pm 
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I put a link belt on my 14" Delta a little over four years ago and it worked fine from the get go. The belt I got is a 1/2" Fenner Power Twist belt which looks like the same design as the Accu link belt. The Power Twist belt is plenty flexible. Maybe that makes a difference in performance?

The other thing is that the widths of the pulleys on my Delta are wider if I understand your post correctly. They are 3/4" wide on the outside and the inside width of the groove is 1/2". Maybe that contributes to the problem?


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