Vibration caused by belts often comes up on this forum. I've replaced
crappy vee belts with link belts on my lighter machines. However, I've
also recently come up with another choice.
My drill press recently needed a new belt, the local hardware store had
only one belt in stock, it's green in color, and softer feeling than a
standard black belt. The green belt was the same price as a standard
version, much cheaper than a link belt. The machine runs noticeable
smoother with the green than with a standard black vee belt.
The only thing I can say is that it's a Gates product, I don't have the
original sleeve. The store employees don't know anything about it. Has
anyone else seen these? Are they still made?