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post #1 of 9 Old 10-15-2014, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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I picked up a delta dc-33 planer for a song. The v-belts are missing. I called delta to order new belts, but they no longer carry the belts. They referred me to a company that sent me the wrong belts. Delta cannot or will not give me the dimensions. Does anyone out there have this planer that can measure and send me the dimensions. Any help would be appreciated

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Can you not measure the dimensions on the planer that you have?

You most likely can find an equivalent belt at a local auto store. Use a piece of 1/4" or 3/8" rope and wrap it around.

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I would think you may want to source them elsewhere, these guys list the belt as a special order, only $150:

http://www.1800toolrepair.com/tool-r...ts/dlt-1330679

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I would think you may want to source them elsewhere, these guys list the belt as a special order, only $150:

http://www.1800toolrepair.com/tool-r...ts/dlt-1330679
It only costs me $35 for my 16ft long cub cadet tractor mounted rototiller belt.....

Do what George C. said, determine the length and do some searches.

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It would be easy enough to measure, but it have to account for an idler that engages the belt
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It would be easy enough to measure, but it have to account for an idler that engages the belt
Then account for it.

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It might take a little bit of math but you could get pretty close. With an idler, you have some leeway.
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I have this planer and I'm not aware of any idler pully. Motor on top moves to tension the belts. Have you got a picture?

BTW my planer is 28 years old and on the same belts it came with.

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RC-33 Triple Belt set

[QUOTE=smhorton;638215]I picked up a delta dc-33 planer for a song. The v-belts are missing. I called delta to order new belts, but they no longer carry the belts. They referred me to a company that sent me the wrong belts. Delta cannot or will not give me the dimensions. Does anyone out there have this planer that can measure and send me the dimensions. Any help would be appreciated

A matched set of 3 belts is important so that all 3 belts will have about the same tension. There is no idler.
Belts are available at a reasonable price (US$20 for a set of 3, US$4 shipping to Canada, PayPal accepted) : https://westcoastbelts.com/product/n...-rc-33-22-651/

Belt tension is correct when a belt can be deflected 1/4 inch by pushing with one finger. Instructions for setting belt tension can be found on page 12 of 1981 manual and page 14 of 1984 manual. Manuals can be found in this folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...I-Ppf39kiUOEU3
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