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Andy Lynd
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What size belts?

Here's a belt question I need help with. I'm replacing the belts on my saw (Lumbermate 2000) but cannot find in my manual what size belts are required. It seems like \"B\" belts are too wide and \"A\" belts are too narrow. Is there an in between size? What length also?

whitey
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My book says B82 on the drive and B56 on the idler.

whitey
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Make that B82V on the driver 83 inch od

thick & thin
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I replaced my LM 2000 belts and took the factory number's to a NAPA parts store and they got the belts for me. I have the NAPA numbers down to the saw house if you need them, I can get them tomorow and post them if you like.

Skip
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I use b-81 napa belts on drive & b-54 (i think on wheel)

Thomsawyer
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My spare idler is a B56. Anybody tried a smaller idler? Say, 55 inch?

I read somewhere that, if your bands run on belts, run a size down on the idler to keep it as tight as possible to reduce vibration. I'd like to try it but don't know whether one could get a smaller size on.

whitey
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Checked the mill spare belts from Norwood are.
Idler B-56 5L590 Gates
driven B-82 super II Dayco

Skip
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Mine IS a b-54 tight and smooth

Jamesd
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On the belt topic, anyone know what size belts the hd36 runs with?

James diadamo

sawwood
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On our Mark 4 the idler belt is a b56. your blade should ride in the belt and not on the wheel. I have put b57 but was just to loose.
Jamesd
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Does anyone know about the belt for the drive side of the hd36 mine shredded and is unusable after the second day of having the machine about 5 logs in.
It seemed like it was running on the edge of the idler pully. Any ideas how to fix that?

James diadamo

Jamesd
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Does anyone know about the belt for the drive side of the hd36 mine shredded and is unusable after the second day of having the machine about 5 logs in.
It seemed like it was running on the edge of the idler pully. Any ideas how to fix that?

James diadamo

r.garrison1
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I have an LM29, and I have needed to adjust the bracket for my idler pulley in the past. The mount actually bent over, so the pully was out of line. I took it off, adjusted it gently with a nice little mallet, and put it back on. Done this twice so far.
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