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Old 08-21-2007, 06:23 AM   #1
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Default Where to find a v-belt pulley?

I jsut put together a stand for my grain mill. The only time that Ive use it so far, I had trouble keeping the RPMs down. When the grains were in the hopper, the drill either wanted to go full bore or not at all.

Here's the deal: my dad has an old lathe that hasnt been assembled, much less used, in years. The lathe has a 1/3 HP motor that I am daydreaming about mounting to the mill. The motor turns at 1750 RPM and has a V-belt pulley with a radius of 9/16 inches. I figure that I need a pulley of radius 5.5 inches or so to slow the RPMs down below 200 as is recomended.

CUT TO THE CHASE: Where can I get an 11 inch diameter V-belt pulley hopefully with a 3/8" bore?

Side question: What is the drawback to the mill turning faster than 200 RPM? My crush looked good, and didnt stick.

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Old 08-21-2007, 08:35 AM   #2
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WWW.Mcmaster.com part #6245K931. 5.5 outside diameter, 1/2" bore, sorry best I could do
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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Local hardware or farm supply store.

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Old 08-21-2007, 02:34 PM   #4
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Brisa evaporative cooler blower pulley #5-3-59 (1-800-325-6952) Might be a little bigger than you need.

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Old 08-21-2007, 03:19 PM   #5
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How about an old domestic pick n pull? Not sure what car/truck to aim you at but any pulley on a 70's back vehicle should be a v-belt.

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Old 08-24-2007, 02:04 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input. This project will probably be put on the back burner, but now I know where to look when Im ready.

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