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How to Replace the Belt On A Nova Comet II Lathe

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Changing the belt on your Nova Comet II Lathe is not too difficult and actually goes pretty quickly, but the process can seem a bit daunting if you’ve never done it before. My hope is be showing you how I do it, you’ll be able to get it done in no time at all! As I mentioned in the video, DO NOT hit the spindle with a metal hammer or mallet directly, always use a block of wood in between. Also, never hit the side of the bearings or damage could occur.

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I also found PDF instructions that Nova recently released on changing the belt on a Nova Comet II Lathe. For the most part, the instructions are the same as how I do it except for one small difference. I tap the spindle completely out of both sides, whereas the Nova instructions only show you tapping out the inboard side bearing and fishing the belt out through the hole. I find it easier to just tap the spindle all the way out so it’s easier to remove and replace the belt without having to fish it through the hole.

 

 

 

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Gene Ilten September 16, 2017, 11:25 AM

Oh, yeah, NOW you post a video on how to replace the belt without destroying the spindle. 😉

Zac Higgins September 16, 2017, 9:42 PM

LOL Sorry bout that Gene, I got it done as soon as I could. Hopefully it will help others out though 🙂

Michael Trent September 16, 2017, 4:05 PM

Thanks, you are about a year late to help me with my lathe, but great video. I also got to replace the bearings, so mine was a little more complicated. The only addition I would add to your video is to purchase a couple of extra grub screws. If you drop these I promise you will never see them again . . . LOL

Zac Higgins September 16, 2017, 9:44 PM

Oh no!! I wish I could have gotten it done sooner for you. You’re not kidding, those screws are tiny. Gone in a blink of an eye if you drop one!

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