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MrCoffee

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Before the motor it set me back about 50$, another 60 for the motor and controller.
3/4 HP but it works
 

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they tend to give me a bit of warning before extreme failure
 

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What happens if ever the belt snaps?
Nothing if you wear proper protection gear. On top of that, it is rather unprobable for 3/4 hp to snap a normal quality 2" wide belt.
 

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Quality is the key word here, some of the film belts I've used don't have the best seams, if you don't baby them they will take a tiny tear by the seam then they're toast.
 

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cheers
built my platen around the scrap aluminum i had, grabbed some scrap steel and fitted it together with two skate belts as a guide for my dimensions.
only thing i wasn't able to hack together was the drive wheel.
first welding project, not the prettiest beads but it's solid.
 
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