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Nick Clarke 308/07/2020 20:26:08
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I have seen many comments on the internet regarding the gears in a Sieg SX1 mill stripping gears.

I know they are readily available from suppliers, but I am looking at the opeion of converting to belt drive, should I need to.

So, no urgency as for a small machine it still amazes me by what it can do, but because I would like to have a design schemed out should I need it, Does anyone know the diameter of the shaft on the motor?

I accept I could take it to pieces, but I am loathe to do so, while it is working so well. (If you suggest it is idleness you know me far too well!)

Hopefully honesty and my self awareness may overcome people's opinions of my downright cheek!

If you can help, Thanks,

Nick

JasonB08/07/2020 20:28:28
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You don't need to look far

Nick Clarke 308/07/2020 20:45:20
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As I did not think knowing the size of the shaft would be necessary when ordering a spare part I did not even consider that it might be listed in the description on the ARC website.

So thank you Jason - problem solved (and also thank you to Ketan for putting unnecessary, but highly useful information on the company website)

Thanks

James Dickie08/07/2020 21:02:18
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If you would like an easy route to a belt drive conversion, then I can highly recommend this one:

**LINK**

The one I purchased was delivered very quickly, the parts are very well made, fit perfectly to the machine and everything works very well. Having a push button lock for the spindle makes life much easier too. The only tricky bit is building a new box for the control board, but you'll have to figure that out anyway if you do your own thing.

I've no connection with the supplier of this kit, just a satisfied customer.

Nick Clarke 308/07/2020 21:24:14
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Posted by James Dickie on 08/07/2020 21:02:18:

If you would like an easy route to a belt drive conversion, then I can highly recommend this one:

**LINK**

The one I purchased was delivered very quickly, the parts are very well made, fit perfectly to the machine and everything works very well. Having a push button lock for the spindle makes life much easier too. The only tricky bit is building a new box for the control board, but you'll have to figure that out anyway if you do your own thing.

I've no connection with the supplier of this kit, just a satisfied customer.

Thanks, useful

Nick

Nick Clarke 308/07/2020 21:24:14
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Posted by James Dickie on 08/07/2020 21:02:18:

If you would like an easy route to a belt drive conversion, then I can highly recommend this one:

**LINK**

The one I purchased was delivered very quickly, the parts are very well made, fit perfectly to the machine and everything works very well. Having a push button lock for the spindle makes life much easier too. The only tricky bit is building a new box for the control board, but you'll have to figure that out anyway if you do your own thing.

I've no connection with the supplier of this kit, just a satisfied customer.

Thanks, useful

Nick

Michael Cox 108/07/2020 23:23:57
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I did my own belt drive conversion, see:

**LINK**

I hope this helps.

Mike

Danny M2Z09/07/2020 04:53:32
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Posted by James Dickie on 08/07/2020 21:02:18:

If you would like an easy route to a belt drive conversion, then I can highly recommend this one:

**LINK**

That's quite a useful linky as they also offer conversion kits for other mills (such as my X2).

Thank's for that.

* Danny M *

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