Well, thank you Dave! I thought it was just me, but I took a serpentine belt
off my saw to put a link belt on. Had to, obviously, change pulleys too. I
think it, the link belt, made the saw run louder and rougher. I'm going to
pull it off tomorrow and put my old belt back on.
"Cartoons don't have any deep meaning.
They're just stupid drawings that give you a cheap laugh."
Try it and find out. Life expectancy isn't really a critical issue when
it's so easy to put a new one on, and they really *do* dampen vibration
Most of my tools have direct drive universal motors still, but one exception
to the rule is my horizontal bandsaw. It used to have so much vibration
that the belt cover would flop around like a fish out of water. After
installing a link belt, it barely flutters. It didn't eliminate all of the
vibration, but it definitely made a marked difference.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
having spent 40 some odd years busting my knuckles on mainly europeon,
plus a few jap & domestic autos for a living, plus having to endure
the fiasco of dealer/port installed airconditioning, plus the fiasco
York 2 cylinder a/c compressors installed on Piper aircraft has taught
me a few things beltwise. One of the main issues with V belts is the
lack of control of the placement of the plies in the cross section of
the belt. Look at a premium automotive belt & you can see as the belt
passes through the pulley, the reinforcing ply (s) wander all over the
place. The rubber body wears at a different rate than the ply material
& lo & behold the width start to vary & things start to shake. The
serp belts are a huge improvement & a a plus it doesen't have to ride
up & down in the groove as does a V belt. The link belt links are all
ply material (fabric) & allows for easy replication (each link) in the
manufacturing process so chance of defect, uneven wear is reduced.
Also the link assembly flexes much better especially around a small
John, I never said serpentine belts were inferiour to V-belts. On the
contrary, I prefer serpentines to any other type.
OTOH, I feel your pain on the aftermarket/port installed A/Cs. I have had
to repair hundreds.
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