Re: Drive belt queston


John,  That said, I don't think that the time to change the belt from pulley to pulley is long enough to bother about.  After all, most speeds are used to start and end a single cut so that in only one change during that turning.  I printed the chart and explanation for future reference.  



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From: comstock_friend <jfriend314@...>
To: SouthBendLathe <>
Sent: Sat, May 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] Drive belt queston


Your headstock casting must be deeper than mine. The belt (segmented, not continuous) has to be pulled up tight to slip under the last flange. Definitely more than two seconds. My 13" flat belt is quick, the 9" not so much.

Note that in HTRAL the 16 speed 9"ers are really 14 speed. South Bend does not recommend the two highest back gear speeds. Chart attached.


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