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    drive belt for a wood lathe

    Craftsman has discontinued the drive belt for my wood lathe model #351.217150, can't find it, any thoughts as where I might find one.

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    Look at the belt closely, most brands just have a standard belt made by one of the suppliers. I found a number on mine, googled it, and found replacements available from several sources. Alternatively, if you have the Craftsman part number, search it as well, you may find a conversion part listed.

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    take the belt to an industrial suppliers that sells bearings, belts and chains. every town of any size has them. If I know what town you were in I would Google it for you. they can take the old belt and match it up with a new one. It will only cost you a few bucks that way. Put you town in your profile and maybe some family wood worker member near you will chime in.

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    Not only that, Phyllis there is very, very knowledgeable. You have the model number, probably a slam dunk for her. Prices are very fair.
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    Looks like you have received good advice on you question. Just wanted to welcome you to the forum. Hope to hear more from you. This is a great place to hang out.
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    Welcome to the Family, John! Hope you enjoy hanging out with us.

    Nothing I can add to the advice you've been given so far. Plenty more of that around here, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    beltsforanything.com

    Not only that, Phyllis there is very, very knowledgeable. You have the model number, probably a slam dunk for her. Prices are very fair.

    Second Carol's post.... Beltsforanything.com is my go to for belts.... you'll have to call, unless they've updated, you can't order off the web site...But Phyllis will take care of you.
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    Lee Valley and some other places sell a link belt that is said to be better and more durable than V-belts. It is also reasonably priced and can be made to any size.
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    Welcome, John. Wood turners always (mostly) welcome here. Glad you found us and hope you find that replacement belt soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    Lee Valley and some other places sell a link belt that is said to be better and more durable than V-belts. It is also reasonably priced and can be made to any size.
    I use and like the link belts, but this particular lathe uses a wide ribbed belt, so the link belts won't work on it.
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