SIP 01344 Planer Thicknesser

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Tallbloke

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This machine is similar, if not identical to the Metabo HC260C and Record PT260. The flat feed drive belt seems very loose and slips if I introduce a heavy load. SIP no longer stock this belt, nor do Metabo or Record as far as I can tell. Because the belt has clearly stretched (no tension adjustment exists on this machine) I need to replace it but there are no reference numbers on it. Does anyone know the correct standard measurement of a new belt . The one on my machine is 20mm wide and the measurement round the pulleys is 645mm and belt thickness is 3.5mm. I know it is not a stretch belt but I guess the new one wants to be a tight fit when new so the ID would I guess need to be 640mm but all the similar ones from specialist belt suppliers I have seen don’t do one close to this size. I’ve found one supplier who say they have a belt for this machine but it is only 17mm wide. Any ideas or am I missing something? Particularly are belt dimensions shown as ID or OD. I see a similar thread on this subject in September 2012 but it sadly doesn’t quote the size or any suppliers (apart from SIP who no longer stock it).
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Doug B

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Is the width that critical? 3mm less doesn’t sound that bad plus the old belt could have spread slightly.
 
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