Forums Faceting Machines Need Graves Mark 5XL Drive Belt

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    billh
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    @BillH

    It’s impossible to get in touch with Graves. If I can’t get in touch with them by phone, I’m surely not ordering online from them. Does anyone know any specs on the drive belt so I can order some from Grainger??

    Tnx,

    Bill Harbour

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    Saltwaterdragon
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    @Saltwaterdragon

    I believe Graves is out of business. I assume your belt is shot. If so, cut it and measure the length exactly. Go to McMaster-Carr, find the right shape and length, and you are ready to go. I replaced the belt on my Raytech Shaw myself since the current owner only wants to sell new machines….

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    billh
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    @BillH

    OK…their website is still up and the phone system answers the phone with a message. But I’ve tried many times over the last 6 months or so to get in touch with them and no go. I did order a belt from Grainger.

    Thanks,

    #9495

    gemmakermz
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    @gemmakermz

    for the small belts on the faceting machines i’ve found a green belt making material on ebay sold out of china in different diameters that works great to replace belts with. you cut the length you need and using heat, i used an alcohol lamp, you weld the ends together. i’ve got two machines running with that. and cheap too as you can buy a length to make more than one… contact me by email and i can point you to that ebay item if still available.
    gemmakermz@cs.com

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