Author Topic: New Tool Holder  (Read 10370 times)

Offline Chris J

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2013, 08:42:21 PM »
Be careful which belts you buy for it. In the past all belts were "scarfed", meaning they had an overlapping joint which causes a bump every time the joint comes round. You can still get these but avoid them in favour of butt joined belts. These have a taped joint and work much better.

That makes sense ? Any recommended supplier ?

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2013, 09:20:31 PM »
Not really, I haven't bought any for quite a time.

Offline Chris J

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Re: New Tool Holder
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2013, 10:24:56 PM »
Be careful which belts you buy for it. In the past all belts were "scarfed", meaning they had an overlapping joint which causes a bump every time the joint comes round. You can still get these but avoid them in favour of butt joined belts. These have a taped joint and work much better.

The machine arrived this morning and look like it will do the job very well.
The belts are taped and I really can't feel the join so I'm very pleased.
The belt changeover will be easy too.
Next move is to see what grit grades I can get.
Thanks for the tip.
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