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Offline John Rudd

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Chester DB8 lathe
« on: January 07, 2021, 07:59:33 AM »
Hopefully someone out there has one.....not the later DB8VS which is a variable speed machine....The original DB8 is a single phase induction motor driven lathe with 6 speeds achieved by moving the secondary belt...

I'm trying to find out the toothed belt number for a Chester DB8 lathe, its the toothed belt that drives the motor-auxiliary pulley, not the main drive Vee belt...

Unfortunately Chester cannot help at the moment...

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Re: Chester DB8 lathe
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 10:23:17 AM »
John, this is probably not of much help, applies to the DB10, and maybe you've seen it already but there are a few clues here:

http://www.enuii.com/chinese_lathe/
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Re: Chester DB8 lathe
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 11:50:51 AM »
Not seen that Steve, but helpful....err in reminding that the belt maybe obsolete :Doh:

I'll keep trying..
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Re: Chester DB8 lathe
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 02:01:21 PM »
Wish I could have found more -- I did searches for type "F" belts, but only got typical tooth belt catalogs for the usual versions -- XL etc.

He did mention re-gearing his lathe to accept conventional belts.

I wonder if, though obsolete here, whether the F type belts (.1875 pitch) may still be manufactured in China for their domestic use in older style machines? Maybe an online marketplace like Alibaba might turn up something...
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Re: Chester DB8 lathe
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 12:27:24 PM »
Why not try Bearing Service in Bill Quay

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Re: Chester DB8 lathe
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 12:33:58 PM »
Well the guy who was asking about this belt has gone quiet....

So, I'm not pursuing this any further, but thanks to all contributors..👍
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