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.