Failing drive belt on wrapping machine

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  1. Rick U

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    I purchased an American Tackle rod wrapping machine with an upgraded pac bay chuck. The large o ring that serves as the drive belt keeps breaking. Has anyone found a better quality replacement? I’ve been very careful to not nick the rubber when installing and switching between pulleys. I need to trust this part when my finish is drying.
     
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    You could use a car belt or even a rope. What does the two wheels look like
     
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    there's a guy that sell these yellow ones on Facebook, I forget his name , hopefully someone here will chime in...
     
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    That would help then maybe other contact information for him as I don’t Facebook
    Thanks
     
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    Check your machine. Something is causing those to fail. Maybe it’s not lined up right or something
     
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    Either your o-ring was extra dry rotted or there is something on your wheels cutting it.
     
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    Good advise, I'll check for that. Thanks
     
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    They sell them at Island Tackle in Carson.
     
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    Your belt alignment is off. Your belt should not be breaking that easy. My belts usually go throught 8-10 rods before needing to be replaced.

    I also sold my pac bay/american tackle chuck for the alps. It works better and keeps tension better.
     
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    You mean you don't super glue em back together when they break? :D

    Local hardware store carries o rings in all sizes. Bought a size or two looser last time on accident. Well those belts have lasted waayyy longer. Trade off is lesser torque due to slippage when sanding grips and cord wraps.
     
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    in a pinch rubber bands even work.
     
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    Try Marshall's (www.marshallshardware.com) in Mira Mesa. They have every type/size of 0 rings...I get my rollers and my drive belt/0 rings there. I put thin strips of friction tape on my motor to winder pulley wheels...the 0 rings never slip. Last me at least 50-60 rods...and hyp shaping.:D
     
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    673610C8-1A14-4EBA-9CBA-D2C5291AD863.png Try McMaster Carr bought rubber o rings over 2 years with the same one
     
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    got to luv McMaster Carr
     
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    Thanks for posting up the McMC part number, saved me a pile of time looking it up!
     
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    Seems kinda ironic.

    Purchased my Clemens lathe well over thirty years ago. Got a spare belt for it at the same time expecting it to eventually fail. Still using the original. When I have to resort to the spare..........I'll be pretty close to death. LOL

    The makers are Renzetti. Costs more.........but worth the investment. (just sayin')
     

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