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    I did send it and sent one for your first PM as well. I assume you never received either one. Strange but the messages were not saved to my sent folder either. I must be doing something wrong. I am part of a few forums but I guess MWF works differently. I will pay more attention to the options next time.

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    I was passing by Gardner Bearings in Cavan and thought I should pick up the belts and based on info shared earlier in this thread I picked up sizes A21 and A24.

    Unfortunately they do not seem to be the correct combination as there is no way the A21 will slip fit over the pulleys.

    I will need to measure the belts required and make a run back to Gardner Bearings on Friday since Im tied up in the CBD for the next couple of days.

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    Gardner Bearings was kind enough to replace the A21 belt for a A25 (no questions asked). I did not shop around for prices but my experience dealing with them has been very good.

    So as it stand, I decided to go with a A24 between the spindle and center/idle pulleys and A25 between the center/idle and motor pulleys. This gave me enough tension on the belts and the motor tensioner is currently a bit less than half way along its travel.

    This combination of belts sizes should make belt changes fairly hassle free and I have enough adjustment left on the tensioner to accommodate for any belt stretch with usage over time. These may not be standard for other drill presses out there as I have no idea if the pulleys are standard sizes on this drill press.

    belts finalizaed.jpg

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