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Most belt-powered shop tools ship out with the cheapest belt that’ll keep the tool running — and thanks to lower manufacturing standards, these belts can cause excess vibration and noise.  Fenner offers a replacement V-belt option that’ll work not only with your shop tools but with any belt-driven device, to keep ’em running smooth and quiet.

The PowerTwist V-Belt consists of interconnected links — you can add or remove individual links to make the belt any length you want, without any tools.  Fenner makes the high-strength belts of a polyurethane and polyester combination that’ll outlast other belts, and the design gives the belts some limited stretch for a quiet and smooth operation.

You can get the belts in most standard widths and lengths, from 5 to 100 feet. They can withstand oil, grease, water, and temperatures from -40 to +240 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fenner PowerTwist V-Belts start at about $25 and prices go up with longer lengths and greater widths.

PowerTwist V-Belt [Fenner]
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4 Responses to Fenner PowerTwist V-Belts

  1. Jim German says:

    Snagged one of these for my tablesaw, and I must say it made a significant improvement.

  2. Brice says:

    I carry a roll of this stuff in the truck. Much easier than trying to stock a dozen different belts. It works great but on high velocity close coupled pulleys, it don’t survive as well as a standard AX or BX belt.

  3. Joe C. says:

    Tried this, and I agree it made a big improvement, but that was going from a very cheap v-belt to an expensive link belt. So, on a different machine, I swapped a very cheap v-belt to a quality (but relative to the link belt, inexpensive) v-belt and the amount of improvement was almost the same. So I’m not so sure I’m willing to convert all of my belt driven equipment, but that’s just my view.

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