Re: Southbend drive belts
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The vee belt riding on a flat pulley almost always for younger people (or new to South Bend equipment) causes them to state "this can't be right". Yet South Bend made hundreds of thousands of lathes with this set up. It worked so well that decades past and they maintained the design.
One has to wonder why say Atlas did not use this design and South Bend did. Usually it does not take decades for one design to be proven superior.
Sent: Fri, September 14, 2012 10:25:12 PM
Subject: [southbendlathe] Southbend drive belts