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    drive belt for Powermatic 3520A

    I have a Powermatic 3520A model lathe. The lathe is going on 8-years old. As a professional turner the lathe is used nearly every day. Yesterday, while moving the drive belt from the high speed to the low speed setting I looked at the condition of the drive belt. Even though the original belt seemed in good shape I thought it might be a good idea to have a spare belt on hand.

    In my parts manual the Powermatic part number is 6077228. This appears to be the same belt for the newer 3520B model.

    I did a search for a source for this belt and came up with this link;

    http://www.toolsandmachinery.com/pow...28-257955.html

    They want $82.50 for this belt !!!

    On my old belt I can read these numbers;

    Dayco 260J and also this number 2203

    Doing a search for Dayco 260J I have come up with much cheaper prices.
    Here for $17.51; http://www.sportsmith.net/productsea...s=dayco%20260J

    I also found one price as low as $4.99. It seems this belt is a drive belt for a fitness walker.

    Before I take a chance and buy one of these cheaper belts can anybody tell me a good source for this belt?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Terry,
    Call the Belt Store in Lafayette, LA.... they have belts for about every thing down there or can fit just about anything.... I bought 3 belts for my Jet lathes... I have a 1014 and 1442 and the 3 belts for each plus cost less than 1 from Jet... and they carry name brand belts... the belts for my 1442 lathe is the same brand name as was on the original.
    Phone nr: 337-235 9736 fax: 337-235 9030
    Web site: www.beltsforanything.com

    I think you have to call them, don't think you can buy off the web....the lady that answers the phone is very knowledgeable and very helpful.

    disclaimer: no affiliation, just a very satisfied customer.
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
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    Dayco is one of the standard belt manufacturer like Gates and a few others. Look in the yellow pages under Bering Distributors and call one of the local bearing houses, they probably got one on the shelf.
    "Thereís a lot of work being done today that doesnít have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesnít have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Terry, have you had an OFFICIAL Welcome to the forum? Great to see you posting. Delighted to have you here.
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    As a follow up to my original post. I contacted vbelts4less and they had the correct belt in stock. Their website is http://www.vbelts4less.com They are part of Belarus Tractor International. 800 356 2336. They had over 30 belts in stock.

    You can order over the phone, but there is an additional $5 fee.
    You can order directly from their website.
    Their part number for the belt is 260J10.

    The cost of the belt is $4.64. I still canít believe one source charges $82 and another charges $90.75 for the same belt.

    I just took the new belt and compared it side by side to the original belt. They are identical. The belt is a 26 inch long belt with 10 ribs. If you measure the belt on the outside with a tape you will get a length of 26 ĺ inches.
    Thanks to everyone that posted.

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    I'm not sure which would fit my Jet lathes, but the prices looked even lower than where I do get my belts... thanks for the link.
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

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