I got my new tumbler in last week finally getting to use it. It also came with a book and five new belts I didnt know that it came with extra belts and I ordered four extra. The book says to adjust the belt just loose enough to where it wont jump the pulleys I've been adjusting them with a little tension on my old tumbler.
This morning I have both tumblers running
It's been awhile since I cleaned any brass because I kept breaking belts. I've adjusted belts on all kinds of equipment through out my life and never have I ran into running a belt loose
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If it's one of the Harbor Freight dual drum tumblers the belts should be surprisingly loose.
Mine runs way looser than I thought it should but it has never broken. Not that I use it
all the time but it has been used frequently.
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I believe the theory is that they want the belt to slip before it drags down the motor and overloading it. Cheaper to replace a burnt belt than a burnt motor. Also believe those use very small fractional HP motors that use bushings and not bearings.
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Just a random opinion and knowing the age of this crowd as well as the profile pictures!
I will go out on a limb and say very, very few of us need to deal with loose belts!!!!------
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