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    Arrow Parts source for 9X20 - got one?

    I thought I had a source tucked away but after an exhaustive search of my links as well as this forum, I am unable to locate a source for repair parts for the 9X20 HF or Jet lathe. I am a bit suprised because I seem to recall a link in this forum but a search for "parts" or "repair parts" turns up nothing relevant.

    Can anyone help a brutha out with a repair parts source? I desperately need a spindle drive belt or three...

    Thanks!

    Scott
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    i get my belts from www.Wholesaletool.com

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    It appears as though that site has been hacked (?). I get a page that states something to the effect of:

    "Products purchased will not be delivered nor will the customer be billed. Any information seen on these products is to be treated as fictional."

    Just a tad unusual for a commerce site.

    Scott
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    Scott,

    I bought my belts at a local bearing supply house for about 1/2 of what I could find them anywhere on the web. You might see if you could have such luck. It also meant no shipping charges.

    Alan

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    Ebatmus.com carries the polyflex belts. I have ordered from them several times and they have good prices and excellent service. A 5m710 belt goes for $ 7.51 and a 5m730 goes for $7.73
    Grizzly has every mechanical replacement part for the g4000 9x20 which is the same as the HF 9x20.

    Steve

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    Check your local parts, belts and bearing stores. The belt is made by Gates


    Here's were I bought my belts, very fast shipping! Buy a few at a time, you'll need them. I can't believe they make these belts so small, I guess this is another money maker on the 9 x 20 HF.

    http://www.evbelts.com/advanced_sear...o=&dfrom=&dto=

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    Here http://wttool.com/
    Wholesale Tool Co. - Industrial Supply

    and here http://www.grizzly.com/products/G4000
    G4000 9" x 19" Bench Lathe

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    Quote Originally Posted by twocik View Post
    I can't believe they make these belts so small, I guess this is another money maker on the 9 x 20 HF.
    Twocik,

    I have had my lathe for 7 years and have never had to replace that belt. I have had to replace the toothed belt though. Maybe I should knock on wood, but most of the people that I have talked to said that the small belt is way stronger than the toothed belt. I believe that it is urethane instead of rubber.

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_J_H View Post
    Ebatmus.com carries the polyflex belts. I have ordered from them several times and they have good prices and excellent service. A 5m710 belt goes for $ 7.51 and a 5m730 goes for $7.73
    Grizzly has every mechanical replacement part for the g4000 9x20 which is the same as the HF 9x20.

    Steve
    This is where I ordered the 5M730 from (www.Ebatmus.com). I ordered three of them on Monday, had them Wednesday. Only problem is that it appears I need the 5M710. The 5M730 is too long, but I was able to manipulate a tensioner and run the job, so I am off the hook for now.

    The problem now is that I have three of the longer belts and have no use for them!

    Does the Harbor Freight 9X20 take a 5M710?

    The Grizzly lathe manual shows a 5M730 and I thought they were identical machines to the HF9X20. I guess there are some differences in their pulley sizes or maybe its the motor base.

    Anyway - it looks like I need a 5M710 for the Harbor Freight 9X20 and I have three 5M730s.

    Thanks for the links and the help, guys!

    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxtras View Post
    This is where I ordered the 5M730 from (www.Ebatmus.com).
    Anyway - it looks like I need a 5M710 for the Harbor Freight 9X20 and I have three 5M730s.
    I finally broke the belt on my HF 9x20 lathe. I contacted ebatmus for the 5M730 and they are backordered, then I found this post.

    Can someone tell me which one the HF actually requires, 5M730 or 5M710 ?

    I appreciate any help,

    Steve

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    HF 9 x 20 Manual:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/manuals...5999/45861.pdf

    HF Parts: 1-800-444-3353

    It takes about 2 months to get them.

    CR.

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    Thanks CR but I'd already been down that road, and several others. HF tech line could only give the info in inches and it converted into ~800mm.

    I didn't want to wait any longer or pay shipping that amounted to the same price as the belt so I went to Carquest this morning and got a 3/8" x 28" standard V-belt. I welded up a simple jig with guide rails 3/8" apart with a utility knife razor blade sticking up through a slot in the center and locked in place underneath with set screws. Mounted the jig in a vice.

    I set the 3/8" belt into the jig and pulled it through and it very neatly sliced the belt exactly in half. I touched it up on my bench belt sander to give a slight V to the cut side and installed it on the 9x20.

    It works just fine, smooth and quiet and I ran it all afternoon turning 2" cold rolled steel down for Tormach style mill tool holders. The belt didn't even get hot, no problems. And it only cost $12.00 and got two from one belt.

    Anyway, I'm happy !

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