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Powertwist 0418130SL
Item 145530

4 Foot of 1/2" Link Belt

$44.99

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Reduce vibration in any of your belt driven machines with the Power Twist Link Belt! Common V-belts develop a "memory" and retain their non-operating shape causing annoying and unnecessary machine...

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Reduce vibration in any of your belt driven machines with the Power Twist Link Belt! Common V-belts develop a "memory" and retain their non-operating shape causing annoying and unnecessary machine vibration. However, these specially engineered link belts do not develop a "memory", but retain their flexibility for smooth operation. Prepackaged 4' length. Maximum recommended belt speed 5000 feet/minute.



  • Reduces vibration and improves overall drive system performance


  • Unique link system is easily adjustable for the length required


  • 1/2" Link-Belt replaces common 1/2" V-Belt


  • Convenient 4' length can be adjusted to fit most woodworking machines


  • Includes instructions for installation and use


Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
63 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Does what they claim.....

    Power Twist claim that their v belt reduces vibration and after rebuilding my second hand saw bench including replacing all bearings this was the last hope to get rid of vibration. Power Twist solved the problem...............really thrilled.

  2. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    can't see that this product did anything

    I bought this at my local Woodcraft store because of the rave reviews. After a struggle to get it on my 20 year old Delta 14 inch bandsaw, I can see no difference of any kind. If anything it might vibrate just a tiny fraction more based on my nickel balance test. I could balance a nickel before with the original belt. I took it off and am going back to the original 20 year old belt. I will probably return the Power Twist belt.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice Belt, but it won't hold my pants up

    This belt has a nice satisfying whir to it and a complete lack of vibration. Very nice. I wish there was a step-by-step guide for opening the belt to add or remove links, specifically which order you engage and disengage the two tabs you have to remove and reinstall

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would buy this product again.

    On a dillpress.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Takes tools to the next level!!!

    Used this to start tuning up my table saw. My well used average quality table saw passed the penny test with flying colors!!

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    :Link Belt

    Stopped all the vibration in my 60 year old Craftsman band say. Yes I said 60 year old band saw. So old Sears nor Craftsman can match model number.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reduced Both Vibration and Noise

    Replaced an 80 inch belt on a Rockwell 12 inch gap bed wood lathe with this and it reduced the vibration so well that I could balance a nickle on the lathe bed while it was running. I also replaced the belt on a Craftsman 12 inch bandsaw and it reduced the amount of vibration in that machine as well. The operating noise level on both of these machines was greatly reduced making it nice to be able to hear while working on the machine. I am very satisfied with this product and I would recommend it to anyone having vibration/noise problems with the machines in their shop.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Best ever

    Didn't have to calculate belt size via old formula and this belt allows for some imperfections in pulley alignment. I have built several large tools and found this belt system amazingly simple and reliable although somewhat pricey !

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    great product

    came coiled backwards and it has somewhat of a memory so I had to recoil it and let it set for a few days to relax so I could use it.

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great belts of fire!

    Great for use on custom fit DIY projects that have unique dimensions!

  11. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nothing short of amazing!

    This product is truly astounding. I installed one on my 1960 Craftsman "100" table saw and it took nearly all of the vibrations out of it. Before this belt change my saw couldn't pass the Nickle test, now it passes even the penny test with flying colors. The links were easy to remove and reconnect, I was up and running in 5 minutes.

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    great belt

    great product - a must for table saws!

  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great product

    I put it on my 1960's Craftsman table saw and it took the vibration out. If I had more belt drive tools it would be on all of them.It is worth every penny.

  14. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    " Good" Vibrations!!!!!

    I wish the price was more competetive than the regular V-belt

  15. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Make sure your machine has a V-belt!

    I've given the belt a good rating because it does what it says it does. But after receiving it I found that my Grizzly band saw had a flat, grooved belt. The link belt has a flat side, which worked very well for a short time until the belt slipped off the pulleys. I lost some $$$ on this purchase. Let's call it an experiment. Make certain your machine has a V-belt before ordering and I think you will be happy.

  16. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Too hard to reinsert a link.

    Just a shade too wide for my Craftsman drill press. Dosen't show which side of the belt goes against the pulleys. Extremely hard to reinsert a link once removed.

  17. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Outstanding Product

    Installed this on my Delta contractor saw to replace the original v-belt. Balanced a dime on edge through start-up and shut-down. The cost at my local store was just $1.00 more than a comparable belt from a local industrial power transmission supplier that is twice as far away. Well worth the money. Wish I had done it years ago. The jointer will be next.

  18. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Sooo Smooth!!

    I have an old drill press that was extremely loud. The addition of a Link Belt on this unit made it run super smooth and quiet.

  19. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Going to install on all my machines

    I installed the Link Belt on my 10" Table saw and from the moment I turned it on I could tell the difference. The motor didn't jump as it did with the traditional type belt plus it really does run much smoother...as advertised. Great product I would definitely recommend the Link Belt to anyone who wants their machines to run quiter and smoother.

  20. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Wow

    Probably the one single thing you can do for any belt driven tools to run smoother and better. I put this on an old craftsman table saw and it runs quite and smoother. Do yourself a favor and buy this. Don't hesitate. It really works! Plus its adjustable, link by link. Who ever heard of an adjustable fan belt? This is one.

  21. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Glad I did it!

    I used this product to replace a 30 year old belt on my Craftsman contractor saw. The install was easy once I figured the meager instructions.

  22. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Seems to be effective thus far

    Used these to replace old belts (18 years of use) on my Jet cabiniet saw. They seem to be working just fine, but time will tell better especially when I place them under heavy load.

  23. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Overpriced even at a reduced rate

    I am not allowed to make the comment or comparison I would like to.

  24. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Doesn't work with Porter-Cable PCB270TS

    I'm sure this is a great product so this isn't a review of quality, I'm just letting everyone know that this won't fit a Porter-Cable PCB270TS. There isn't room for the thickness of this belt in there. But its all good, I bought it for the TS but I'll just throw it in the Jointer.

  25. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice

    I have a craftsman contractor saw that vibrated very heavily by nature and once i put this belt on it quieted down and reduced vibration and motor noise to almost nothing.

  26. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Pretty Much as Advertized

    This won't turn your contractor saw into a cabinet saw but it's useful. I just installed it on a 13 year old cast iron Craftsman saw. I'd replaced the original alumium pullies with cast iron or steel for a little more flywheel affect. I've up graded the blades and have a better table insert. Its a useful saw and this is a useful improvement. No doubt the blades are the biggest improvement.

  27. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works better than expected

    I installed one on my lathe a couple of years ago and it reduced vibration so well that I decided to install one on a recently acquired drill press

  28. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Incredible!

    This is one of those rare products that lives up to every bit of the hype. When I installed it on my Jet tablesaw I was very sceptical as to whether I would notice a difference. I turned the machine on and my jaw hit the floor. I immediately purchased enough to refit every machine in my shop. I couldn't be more pleased.

  29. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Awesome belt

    This belt really took a good deal of vibration out of my table saw. Another awesome trait is if it breaks I've got extra links to add to it and don't have to stop, go to the store and get a new belt. And I don't have to spend any more money! Great product.

  30. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Big help for old saw!

    I had just replaced the belt on my old table saw with the automotive type, and tools would still vibrate off the extension table. With this link belt, I get better cuts and much less vibration.The band saw and jointer are next!

  31. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    "I certainly endorse this product!"

    My table saw developed a vibration and the motor pulley kept working itself off the shaft. I got tired of continually tightening the pulley keyway and when I transitioned to the link belt my problems went away.

  32. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    good vibrations

    this belt is much more fexible than standard v-belts ,therefore cutting down on vibration!

  33. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    no need to buy a specific belt

    Good product, Easy to install

  34. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Awesome product you NEED in your shop

    I bought this belt type for my table saw. It reduces the vibration to give you a cleaner cut. It does not stretch like your common belt, and lets you repair it by changing out the links when it does break. (Don't discard the extra links that you don't initially use just for this purpose.)

  35. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Link-It

    Very easy to assemble and install. I installed the link belt on my table saw in less than a minute. As soon as I turned on the saw I noticed an immediate difference in the reduced pitch of the noise level and much less vibration of the machine.

  36. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    What a difference

    Easy to size and install. Make my saw go from vibrating to purring like a kitten.

  37. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    a worthwhile change

    A worthwhile upgrade to any stationary power tool.

  38. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Smooth is better

    Had installed a link belt and turned steel pullies on my table saw. What a difference! Cut down on noise and blade vibration for a smoother cut.

  39. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Update of my February 2010 Review

    After six months of use, I still consider this a Five Star item. However be prepared to readjust the length after a few months of use. The belt does settle in and stretch. Removing one additional link worked great.

  40. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Well worth the spend

    My contractor style table saw had lots of vibration. I replaced the old belt with the link belt in less than 10 minutes. Vibration and associated noise are virtually eliminated. I did the penny test and now a penny will stand up on end while the saw is running and not fall over. Great product!

  41. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    This linkbelt at Grizzly lathe

    This linkbelt at Grizzly woodworking lathe G0462 Is required

  42. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Ease of use and durability

    The belt is easy to adjust to length. The product could be improved by being curved along the edges to fit more snugly into the motor wheel.

  43. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    You have belted machines? get one

    This was an older machine that would have required much diassembly to replace an ordinary closed loop belt. How the original designer missed that is beyond me. But this way the belt is merely built around the axles.. and it vibrates less to boot.

  44. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Smooth & Quiet

    If you have thought about this item, just get it. I put them on my table saw, band saw, & drill press, all of which were perfectly tuned. The reduction in vibration and associated noise has been basically eliminated. Imagine going from wooden or metal wheels on you truck to modern tires, same thing. It is not the cheapest addition, but aside from keeping everything tuned and clean, it is the best thing I have done for my workshop.

  45. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Link Belts

    Replaced v-belts on drill press, band saw, lathe, etc.

  46. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Does what I expected it to do

    I bought it because my new table saw was vibrating. I explored the source of the vibrations and found it was from movements of the heavy motor around its supporting arm pivot during operation. I further explored and found that the belt is making this movement. Replaced it with high quality engine fan belt but this did not solve the problem. I tried with this belt and the vibrations completly disapeared. I'm very happy with the result.

  47. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works Great with Delta Contactor Saw

    Works great with my Delta Contractor saw. It improves the vibration significantly. Will have to get one for my drill press.

  48. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works great

    Easy to install, reduced noise and vibration.

  49. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Get One!!

    Finally,a product that lives up to it's reputation. Frustrated with vibration & uneven cuts,the Powertwist belt transformed my 12" contractor saw into a quiet,precise cutting machine. Easy installation & excellent power transfer.

  50. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Contractors Saw Improvement Project

    I'm tuning up a contractors model saw. New cast iron wings. More horsepower, new aftermarket fence. Worked very well. Passes the nickel test

  51. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Worth The Price

    This was simple - no need to change pulleys. Setting the correct length was easy and it completely resolved vibration issues with my 10" Delta Contractor saw. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone who has belt driven tools. The price is about 4 times the cost of the factory replacement belt, but I say it's worth it.

  52. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works As Advertised

    Talk about targeted advertising! These two items were just what I had been looking for, casually. My table saw, almost as old as I, needed a new belt of a shorter length and my new el cheapo bandsaw needed blade blocks that were not soft plastic. Woodcraft supplies the things I can't get at the local hardware stores. Thanks

  53. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Why did I wait so long to buy this?

    The belt is a simple replacement, but I replaced the pulleys and took extra time to align the motor mounting bracket as well as the pulleys. My table saw has never run this smooth or cut so well.

  54. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Link Belt

    Great product, should have done this earlier. Just never got around to it. Jointer powers through with plenty of power.

  55. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Smooth as a baby's bottom

    Installed these belts on both my bandsaw and my jointer. WOW! What a difference.

  56. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Changing the belts on all my power tools

    Your power tools runs and starts much smoother

  57. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Addition

    This belt definitely reduced the noise from my 10" Jet Contractor's Saw. An added benefit was that I also decided to tune up the unit since several motor/guard adjustments were necessary

  58. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works well!

    Was easy to adjust and install with out having to take the grinder shaft apart as I would for a regular belt. I think it is a little stiff but it grips well gives no vibrations.

  59. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Table saw vibration reduced?

    I purchased this belt to replace the "v" belt that came on my Delta Contractors table saw. I also replaced the pulleys with machined pulleys. Because of the difference in diameters of the new pulleys the blade spins faster. I think vibration was reduced somewhat but the saw is no quieter than it originally was. That may be because of the increased speed. The length of this belt was easy to adjust and if, as advertised, it lasts longer than the original it will be worth the price.

  60. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Incredible Difference

    I purchase this based on what other users wrote in their reviews because my Delta table saw tends to vibrate during cutting operations, especially when ripping a piece of hardwood. The difference was incredible! No vibration on cross cutting, and very little on ripping. It does take a little extra effort to size the belt by removing and joining the links - but it is worth the effort. I would have no problem endorsing this product and would recommend it for any belt driven power tool. In addition, you will most likely end up with a few extra links. I stored mine in the cabinet in the event I have to replace one.

  61. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Performs as advertised

    I replaced two old belts on a low-end lathe that used to vibrate a lot! "Vibrate" isn't the best word. I was more like "buck." Now, the lathe is so smooth that it probably wouldn't even spill a glass of water. There is still a little vibration, but very acceptable for the work that I do. I'm sure that on a heavier machine with a solid base, the vibration would be nearly absent. Definitely worth the cost. My only concern is how long it lasts. Given my usage, however, I expect it to remain useful for years.

  62. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    LINK BELT

    EVERY TABLE SAW SHOULD HAVE THIS BELT

  63. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would put this on any machine.

    I turn my Jet contractors table saw into a smooth running machine. Rus like an expensive top of the line saw now. Also put one on my Delta band saw with great results.

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