mrsawdust wrote:I want to turn bowls of larger diameter. I have a Mark V. I have seen the speed reducer in accessories, but I need to if any one have used one and what success they have had.
I never had a probelms with it either but the person who purchased it thought I had modified it. He said the belts used were of a different type then specificed in the manual.
What he said exactly was
[font=Arial","sans-serif]Paulmcohen wrote:Checking the interior through the inspection holes, I noted that the output drive belt was misaligned on the sheaves, creating significant wear on the belt and housing. When I separated the unit, I found that previous belt tension adjustments, made to compensate for the misaligned belt, had offset the idler sheave to the point that it rubbed on the housing, creating serious abrasion on the sheave and housing. The unit also has the wrongpoly-v belts: it has 2 headstock drive belts (#504170), as opposed to the matched set (#515988) specified in the manual.
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