I am rehabbing an old Sears/AMT radial drill press. I have some old (~50
year) link style V-belts that would seem to be an ideal match. Unlike
currently made link belts, these have rivets holding the three layers of
rubber and fabric, and the individual links are slit to allow them
through. How are these belts disassembled without damaging the belt?
The tab that slips down the slit rotates and locks in. You will need
to find the underneath side, rotate the small tab that came through and
push it back to the top side. You will have several in layers.
New belts can be bought - it is a popular product.
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IHMSA and NRA Metallic Silhouette maker & member. http://lufk> I am rehabbing an old Sears/AMT radial drill press. I have some old (~50 year)
Those are still very much available and are widely used in the screw
It should be noted..that those belts cost between $5 and $15 a FOOT.
Ive got a few spools of NOS belting and whenever I run into a v belted
machine in my shop that needs a belt..they get the link belts. I figure
my grand kids might...might need to spray some conditioner on them..and
their kids may have to think about replacing them....
google "link belts"
The way to take them apart..if there is 3 layers...figure removing a
link from the first layer, the second link from the second layer and the
third from the third layer.
Carefuly split the leather and remove the first link from the rivet.
the leather from the second and first layer on the 2nd rivet and the
leather from the first, second and third rivet....best as I can explain
Anyone else got a better explaination?
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