New Poly Belt REALLY Tight?

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49chevyman
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New Poly Belt REALLY Tight?

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Just put new belts on my 510/520. Bought them from Fleabay. The drive belt seemed to be a good fit, but the poly belt was VERY hard to get back on properly. Had to really fight to hold the idler in the right place while trying to reinstall the eccentric bushing. Had to block the idler in place and tap the bushing with a mallet. Belts we’re not Shopsmith brand. Any others have trouble with non-Shopsmith belts?
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Re: New Poly Belt REALLY Tight?

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" Belts we’re not Shopsmith brand. Any others have trouble with non-Shopsmith belts?"

Don't fit correctly. Who did ya get them from?
SS 500(09/1980), DC3300, jointer, bandsaw, belt sander, Strip Sander, drum sanders,molder, dado, biscuit joiner, universal lathe tool rest, Oneway talon chuck, router bits & chucks and a De Walt 735 planer,a #5,#6, block planes. ALL in a 100 square foot shop.
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Bob
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