Drive Belts

All types of drive belts supplied: V, flat, round (leather & plastic), link, variable-speed, poly-V, etc.

We also stock miniature V-belts (6 & 8mm top widths) and the special belts for: Axminster 918, Warco 918 (and similar developed copies of the Emco Compact 8), Naerok and Seeley bandsaws, etc.
Belts also stocked or made for a variety of popular Lathes & Millers: Myford, Boxford, Emco, Unimat, Axminster, Warco, Colchester, Harrison etc.

For immediate delivery or technical advice about any belt fitting (no order too small) feel free to call us.

T-Link

This is the replacement for the original "Brammer" black-fabric "round-end" link-belting that was held together with mushroom-headed metal pins each (usually) stamped with a letter "B". The new belts have only a slight curve to the end of each link and the head of the pins are now "T" section.

The addition or subtraction of individual links has been made much simpler and safer: instead of having to stretch open the belt holes with special pliers and force each pin into position, the holes in the belt links are now in the form of long slots and the T-pins can be turned quickly and easily through ninety degrees to slip through them.

Power Twist

A new development of an old idea - a link belt without metal fasteners. This is highly effective on all lighter machine tools and especially useful on precision lathes and millers where a "softer" drive, free from vibration, is appropriate.

The “A” size belt has been tested on lathes with motors up to 3/4 hp in size but is not recommended for underdrive machines such as Boxford, Viceroy, Cataract, Hardinge or the later Atlas and Craftsman 12-inch lathes. It is suitable for use on all Myford lathes with V-belt drive.

Betalon Multiply

The ideal installation for any machine tool is an endless Betalon-Multiply belt; these are light in weight but immensely strong and stretch resistant. They absorb shock loads well, have a high coefficient of friction, enjoy a proven record of reliable industrial service and can be made in almost any combination of length and width.

The belt joint is machine scarfed, prepared and heat vulcanised - and results in a tremendously strong unit. Of course, as with an ordinary V belt, you may have to dismantle pulleys, etc., to fit it, but the trouble taken will be well worth while - the drive to your machine will be quieter, smoother and much more reliable. This belting can now be supplied with the ends scarfed, the glue and instructions for you to make a DIY join.

Solid Round Plastic Belting

This makes an excellent, long-life application for hard-working machines. Our solid plastic belting is of the very best quality and is made in Switzerland. The minimum order is 1 meter.

We can make a jigged joint in the solid belt for you, or it’s possible to do it yourself with, for example, a hot knife or temperature-controlled soldering iron with a flat end. Initial prices are given per meter and the joining fee is £3.

Round Leather Belting
Early lathes, light-duty milling machines, drills, Singer and other makes of sewing machine and assorted power tools were often driven by a round leather belt, sometimes referred to in contemporary literature as a "gut" drive. This is still available and usually in stock for immediate delivery. The belts are joined by a simple, pre-formed wire clip that is supplied with each order. A hole is made in each end of the belt with a sharpened nail and the clip threaded through.