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ElectricMonk
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« on: May 30, 2011, 11:41:51 pm »

Curious where everyone is buying such things as new pulleys and other machine related material? Can't seem to locate the standard pulleys used in so many of these v-belt applications and it is driving me mad...so where do you all get your parts (those that buy new anyway).

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 12:35:29 am »

The only source I've found is to call Covington Engineering.  Talk to the guys in the shop and they can probably fix you up at a reasonable cost.  They have for me in the past...

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011, 01:24:23 am »

I find quite a selection at my local hardware store...
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 02:06:36 am »

I find quite a selection at my local hardware store...

Well don't I feel silly :)

Guess its Lowes in the morning for me. I really was getting irritated, couldn't find anything at the grainger website either though I surely must be missing them. Hard to believe they wouldn't have something like it but I'll be damned if my search engine can find what I am looking for.

BTW thanks for the post with the pulley ratio calculator, very handy.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 07:10:17 am »

I found step pulleys on ebay for really cheap compared to anywhere else
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 09:18:03 am »

Over the years many, if not most hardware stores including Lowes and Home Depot have stopped carrying belts and pulleys due to lack of demand. They do carry replacement pulleys and belts for specific machines that they sell (sometimes) like lawn mowers and such. Graingers carries a large selection, though. McMaster Carr does a good job, too.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 09:41:36 am »

There is one fellow in our Rock club that is sort of the designated "Go to pulley guy". You might check your local club.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 10:14:15 am »

we have a local place that has lots of stuff, used to be a store that you could just shop in but then it became a web/mail order only (fortunately they have opened a small show room now).  Their web page is:

http://www.surplussales.com/

They have hydraulic , pneumatic, electrical, and tons o misc stuff that if ya know what you're looking at can be very useful!

I have seen a wall of pulleys of all kinds and their prices have often been great.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 12:19:02 pm »


My local NAPA dealer has had everything I was looking for in that area.

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 05:52:13 pm »

If all else fails, McMaster Carr has everything and almost always next day delivery.  You will pay full retail.
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2011, 09:53:05 pm »

Wanted to thank you all for a most informative thread.

The funny thing is I am very mechanically inclined, just don't have background with this type of machinery.

I actually work as a field tech for a robotics company though nothing particularly fancy.

The tool hound/nerd in me is seriously considering just buying a full metal working setup (Mig, brake, shear, lathe, etc) and just make my own gear. Not interested in making pulleys and such but to build arbors and cages, spray apparatus really appeals.

Small steps I suppose, thanks heaps!  ura
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 11:37:05 pm »

I have a big box of pulleys if you can't find what you are looking for let me know what you need and I will see if I have it.

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 06:51:01 pm »

tony, i think you may have everything..  of course there's that pawnshop in Tucson(name??)..

northern tool carries a good variety of pulleys..
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2011, 06:55:27 pm »

Just about any Ace or True Value hardware store carries 1/2", 5/8" & even some 3/4" shaft pulleys Singels or step. That's where I buy a lot of my stuff.
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