Rockler Power Twist Link Belt

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.7
out of 5
Brand:
Rockler
Model:
52233
Price:
$9

Description

The Power Twist Link Belt is a high-performance V-belt that reduces vibration on table saws, drill presses, and other power tools by as much as 35%. It replaces the standard 1/2" V-belt on most machines, and the length can be adjusted by removing links. Whereas traditional drive belts can stretch and become misshapen (creating vibration as they rotate), the Power Twist belt is made up of interlocking segments of polyurethane elastomer and multiple plies of polyester fabric that retain their original shape, thereby reducing vibration. What's more, you can easily add or subtract links to get optimal tension on almost any machine! 1/2'' wide. Sold by the foot.

WOOD magazine review

Tame vibration with a custom-fitted link belt

Review Summary

If your contractor-style tablesaw sits idle much of the time, its drive belt will stiffen into an oblong shape. That can make your saw as jittery as a chihuahua chugging espresso. A Power Twist Link Belt tames the vibrating beast because it conforms to the drive pulleys like a bike chain to a sprocket, so it never sets into that oblong shape. Also, like a bike chain, you can loosen or tighten the belt by adding or removing links.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Really Cuts Vibration a Lot

Review Summary

I first discovered these belts when I upgrated my drill press. As other tools in the shop aged, I did see them vibrating more from the older belts. Replacing them with Link Belts took the vibration away and made them much smoother. Now I use Link Belts on my drill press, table saw, jointer, and band saw. Highly recommended.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Nice upgrade

Review Summary

I have upgraded most of my machinery with this link belt. It has made all my machinery more efficient and quite with less vibration. A definite quality upgrade for any machinery, providing you put on the right size belt for your specific pulley.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Rockler power twist link belt

Review Summary

Finally bought one for my contractors table saw after resisting for many years. It really does cut vibration, just wish it was a little cheaper and I would buy 3 more for my other machines. NOTE: I did have to remove 2 links after about a year due to stretching, no biggie.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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