King Seeley Drill Press - Belts
Over the past year, I have been very successful in bringing a 1950s King Seeley drill press back to life. It is working almost perfectly. There appears to be almost no runuot on it. When I drill a 9/16" hole, it's 9/16". Go figure.
Since the drill has the Vari-Slow attachment, it uses three fan belts:
The belts I bought are made by Continental, and they were quite cheap in both price and quality. The problem I'm having is, when the Vari-Slo is on low speed, the belts slip. Tightening the main belt by moving the motor is part of the solution, which I've done, but I'm now wondering whether better, more flexible belts would help.
What are the best belts for this application? Am I on the right track, or are the belts not the problem?
Scotty: I can't change the law of physics! I've got to have 30 minutes!