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;
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.