Drive Belts

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

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

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.

Advice on how to ensure that you order the correct length of flat belting can be found here.

Custom Drive Belts

We can make several types of belt to your specifications, and these can be supplied joined or you can join them yourself on the machine. Follow the links below for more information.

Nu-T-Link V-Belt

This is the superior 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. Linking the belt - or the addition and subtraction of links - is very much easier for, instead of needing special "opening pliers" to stretch the holes and get the pins through, the holes in the belt links are in the form of slots.

Betalon Multiply Flat Belting

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.

Power Twist V-Belt

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.

Super-Tensile Flat Belting

This belt (unlike cheaper alternatives cut from conveyor belts and cheap copies made in India) is UK-made, enormously strong, densely woven and specially designed for machine-tool use. The standard material supplied a 3-ply that is between 3.5 and 4 mm thick. For really heavy-duty use 4, 5 and 6-ply belts can be supplied. For these it's best to phone and discuss your requirements: 01298-871633 from 09:00 to 23:00.

Polycord & Volta Round Belts - the genuine material (Solid Round Plastic Belting)

Polycord & Volta Belting - immediate delivery from stock. This makes an excellent, long-life application for hard-worked machines - from model machines, engravers, small lathes, and millers, etc. Our solid plastic belting is made in either Switzerland or the EU and is of the very best quality. We can produce belts of practically any length down to 140 mm long using a jigged joint and heat weld. Although all belts stretch, Polycord is more resistant than most, especially when 6mm in diameter or over.

Hollow Round Plastic Belting

This makes an excellent, long-life application for hard-working machines. Our plastic belting is of the very best quality and is made in Switzerland. Hollow belts are easy to fit without dismantling the machine or having to melt the ends of the belt together. However, if you need a belt with minimum stretch, the solid type, available here, is the better choice.

Round Leather Belting

Early lathes, light-duty milling machines, drills, Singer and other makes of sewing machines and assorted power tools were often driven by a round leather belt, sometimes referred to in contemporary literature as a "gut" drive. This type of belting is also used in furniture and similar products. It is still available and usually in stock for immediate delivery. The belt colour is a light tan - and far lighter than shown in the photograph. Please note: the stated diameter of the material is nominal i.e. the measurement might be a little under or over the given figure.

Belts in Stock

Find a belt to fit your machine

Toyo, Proxxon, Record ML360 Drive Belts

Unfortunately, these belts are now very difficult to obtain with minimum orders and expensive with post from the EU.  As an alternative, I suggest using a 1.1 metre length of 7 mm Polycord round belting. It's a special Swiss-made machine-tool drive type and very effective and can be joined into the lengths needed for a Toyo ML360. It can be ordered here with full joining instructions provided..




Boxford VSL Boxford Lathe Vari-speed belt

Boxford VSL Boxford Lathe Vari-speed belt. Unfortunately, the exact belt is no longer available but one close can be supplied. In order to obtain the whole speed range, this will need 1/4" (6mm) packing piece between cross-shaft and hangers to increase the distance to the motor. However, this is not essential as only a little of the slowest speed will be lost if the belt is fitted "as-is". Sent insured by Royal Mail Special Delivery.




Narrow V-Belt for a range of Chinese-made lathes: Axminster, Warco, Chester, etc: 5 x 710 mm

Sold by various importers including Axminster, Chester, Warco, etc. The "920", "CT-918" lathe and other Model Numbers - a Chinese-made lathe that was, in effect, a developed copy of the Emco Compact 8.. This is a narrow, 5 mm wide V-belt - and is normally tensioned by a lever on the headstock. This belt is a top-quality, USA-made product.


Kondia FV-1 Turret Milling Machine Timing Belt.

Kondia FV-1 Turret Milling Machine Timing Belt. The dimensions are as follows: Length about 592 mm;  width 28.7 mm (this might be slightly less than the belt fitted by the makers); number of teeth 42 (the tooth form is slanted with a top width of about 4 mm) tooth pitch about 13.7 mm. 
Later models of the FV-1 might have had a tooth form that was "half-round". If yours is like that, please phone 01298-871633 or email for details.


Alligator Belt Lacing - Genuine American-made

Alligator Belt Lacing - the Genuine American-made product not the inferior copy made in China. A length of clip is hammered in at each end of the belt and joined with two sections of the special oval pin supplied - these being designed to work back-to-back. Alternatively, a length of nylon or red-fibre rod can be used. A detailed instruction sheet is supplied with each clip. "Alligator clips" are made in various sizes but five cover most belts in common use.


Raglan Little John Lathe Drive Belt

The correct variable-speed drive belt for the Little John Mk.1 and Mk.2 Models. These belts are high-quality, industrial-grade belts made in Europe.   An installation tip: The manual suggests swivelling the layshaft housing about bolt 'D'. However, a better solution is to remove the grub screw (at the rear) securing the shaft to the housing; the housing can then be slid off the layshaft allowing it to move further, thus giving enough clearance to remove & refit the belt.


Naerok, NuTools, Warco, Seeley and Multico Bandsaw Drive belt

Round drive belt for the small but popular Naerok, NuTools, Warco, Seeley and Multico branded bandsaws. This is the very best quality, Swiss-made Polycord.
We have determined that the Naerok and NuTools versions had a belt made from 7 mm diameter material in the following lengths: 650, 660, 670 and 680 mm. However, it's important to check the length you need carefully and tick the right box.

Please take care to measure the belt and select the appropriate length below.


Miniature V-Belts

Mini V-belts, 8 mm across the top surface - as used on a wide variety of small machine-tool and in other applications. High-quality, genuine European-made belts. These belts can be difficult to source, but we aim to keep stock of all the sizes listed. The post price covers the shipping of three belts. Click the down arrow in the box showing the 375 mm belt to see the range of sizes available.


Myford ML8 Drive Belt

For the Myford ML8 lathe the new, improved metal-pin T-link belting is ideal. It's a sectional belt so no dismantling is needed to fit it. For lathes on the maker's stand 1.2 metres is the length needed. If mounted on a home-made bench with a thick wooden top, 1.3 metres is usually sufficient. The width required is 1/2" (13 mm) = an "A" section.


Kennedy Hexacut Saw Belt

For the more common Kennedy "Hexacut" Model 60 hacksaw the flat belt is normally 1" (25 mm) wide and 21.8" long (554 mm) - however, because the size may have changed over the years, it would be safer to measure yours to get an exact figure. As the belts are custom-made, if you order the wrong length a refund is not possible. An accurate measurement can be taken around the pulleys with a strip of paper stretched around, overlapped, marked, and then carefully measured.


Minilor TR1 Lathe Drive Belts

Minilor TR1 lathe toothed and V drive belts (the V-belt has been replaced by a Swiss-made round belt in a high-grip Polycord) but the special toothed belts are available.
Although these belts are all the correct length and tooth pitch, they vary slightly in width.
Click in the box below and it will show all the belts available.


Hollow Round Belt Connector

Mushroom connectors for hollow round plastic drive belts. Click the down arrow in the size box to choose the correct one for your belt: The size of the connector refers to the diameter of the belt material - not the size of the hole in the belt.  Connectors for belts of the following diameters are available: 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm are available.


Unimat SL1000 and DB200 Drive Belts

After some difficulty obtaining reliable and correctly-made supplies of belts for Emco Unimat SL1000 (DB200 in the USA) we have decided to offer instead the special Swiss-made drive belt we sell for light industrial applications. It's widely used on all sorts of drives and we now sell lots for watch and clockmaker's lathes - and of course various kinds of Unimat. It's long-lasting and very reliable.


Toyo-ML1 Lathe Drive Belts

Set of 3 Toyo ML1 (ML-1) Lathe Belts made from round 5 mm diameter Swiss "Polycord. There is confusion as to what length these belts need to be - and several differences have been found. Hence. the solution is to make up your own using 1 metre of Poloycord. This is supplied complete with instructions about measuring and joining.


Myford ML7 Lathe Drive Belts

1) Countershaft to headstock belt. The best belt for this application is the NuT-Link Type with metal pins. Link belts help to reduce the vibration normally passed from a single-phase motor to the lathe
2) Countershaft to headstock spindle. here, the metal-pin T-link belt on an Ml7 can be rather too stiff and using the "Power Twist" type is recommended.
3) Select your required belt - motor to countershaft or countershaft to headstock - below:


Drive belt for Emco V10 and Mentor V10 lathe

Toothed drive belt for Emco V10 and V10 Mentor lathe. The belt should be 19 to 20 mm (3/4") wide and possibly marked 200XL x 75, iIf so, this belt is correct. However, some late versions of the V10 appear to have been fitted with the 25 mm wide (1") belt from the V10P. If your belt is missing, just measure the width of the toothed pulley. If the pulley is 25 mm (1") wide you'll need the V10P belt that can be ordered here:


Myford Super 7 and ML7R Drive Belts Z-section T-Link

Motor to countershaft and countershaft to headstock belts of the NuT-Link Type in a Z-Section.  Link belts help to reduce the vibration normally passed from a single-phase motor to the lathe - and was a fitting often used by Myford Service engineers to "quieten" a noisy machine. On the Super 7 and ML7R, the T-link belt is highly effective on the drive from motor to countershaft.


Toyo (Manix) Record ML210 Vertical Milling Head Belts

Drive belts for the vertical milling head fitted to Toyo (Manix) Record ML210 lathes (or the stand-alone milling machine version). The belts are top-quality, Swiss-made Polycord in the special machine-tool drive variety. Two belts are supplied in the set with lengths of 265mm and 285mm.

Belts for the Toyo (Manix) Record ML210 lathe can be found here:


Myford Super 7 and ML7R Drive Belts - PowerTwist

The only PowerTwist belt needed on the Super 7 and ML7R is an "A" section from the countershaft to the headstock. The use of this belt guarantees that the lowest speed will be available as, when fitted with the metal-pin NuT-link there may not be enough room between the inner face of the headstock and the largest pulley on the main spindle.
From the motor to the countershaft, use a "Z" section T-Link belt as available here.


Emco Umimat 3 Drive belts

After some difficulty obtaining reliable and correctly-made supplies of Emco Unimat belts we have decided to offer instead the special Swiss-made drive belt we sell for light industrial applications. It's widely used on all sorts of drives and we now sell lots for watch and clockmaker's lathes - and of course various kinds of Unimat. It's long-lasting and very reliable.