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Offline Qweaver

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LT28 belts
« on: November 05, 2017, 06:50:17 pm »
I just changed my LT28 belts and I noted a change in the fit of the B 27 blade wheel belt.  The use of OEM Woodmizer belts was highly recommended and I always wondered why they seemed to fit so so loose.  The WM B57 fit really snug this time.  Can I just buy the B57 from my local parts store now?
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Re: LT28 belts
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 07:01:46 pm »
Quinton,

   I think you can buy B57 belts from any belt dealer. I had always been told the WM belts had a flat vs crowned surface to grip the bands better.

   My experience with WM is typical spare parts are very competitively priced and delivery is prompt so price has never been a driving force to look elsewhere for me.
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Re: LT28 belts
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 09:04:16 pm »
I agree.  I have never been compelled to buy "automotive" designed belts when Wood-Mizer's B57 "flat top" belts are designed and manufactured to their specifications for use as bandwheel belts.  Order a couple of extras when you order any other parts, etc.
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Re: LT28 belts
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 10:36:28 pm »
I know that Goodyear b57 belts will work. Used them for a few days before my WM belts came in. But as magician said, the cost is negilabe and WM delivers fast.

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Re: LT28 belts
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 06:47:13 am »
I've found that the big difference in cost is the SHIPPING from Wood-Mizer!

I always get a pair or two when ordering blades or other sawmill parts!
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