They are designed to run only on standard v-belt sheaves.
None of my machines with a link belt have cogged pulleys.
Like Jim B. suggested, McMaster-Carr is a good source. MSC
(mscdirect.com) might have a better price on what you need, but with
those two companies, it's often a toss-up. They are both excellent
I was able to cut the noise some buy shortening the belt and therefore
making it tighter, as only the weight of the motor tensions the belt.
I had to take the Jason Industrial link belt off the saw. The green
belt was not able to transmit the full power of the motor when cutting
some beech tonight, only 3/4" with my WWII.
I will take back the belt and see if they have any PowerTwist belt to
try. Last time they only had a 100' lenth!
Something is still amiss. Power transmission is not usually reduced by
However, inadequate belt tension could certainly cause both the excessive
noise and the observed power loss. Now I'd guess that the real problem is
that link belts aren't well suited for applications where the belt
tension can't be adjusted.
McMaster-Carr (www.mcmaster.com) carries 5' lengths, but double-check
with them that it is still the PowerTwist brand. They often don't list
brand names in their catalog, and have been known to switch suppliers in
If low belt tension is the problem, though, switching brands probably
won't help much.
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