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 Post subject: Columbia belt wont stay on
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:49 pm 
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Victor II
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On my new Columbia BQ the belt keeps riding up onto the left flange on the madrel, however if i don't have the tensioner on the belt the issue goes away and the belt is straight.


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 Post subject: Re: Columbia belt wont stay on
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:41 pm 
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I have ran into this problem, also. Sometimes these belts have a slight curve to either the left or right. Separate and remove the belt. Run the belt length over a table top or work bench. Run back and forth. This will stretch the belt a bit, and check to make sure that the belt is perfectly straight. To re-attach the belt, bevel the edges about ¼" overlap. Then use contact cement to hold the joint. This should work. This method also works with Edison, and other belted machines.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: Columbia belt wont stay on
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:11 pm 
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I have found that sometimes, simply removing the belt and reversing it (not inside-out, but right-to-left) will solve the problem.

George P.


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