I am wondering if there are better quality belts available for the X-carve?
Every one of the three belts on my X-carve has snapped since I have owned it. I use a fishing line gauge to set the tension of the belts to a little less than 3 lbs. My machine is not yet two years old and it does not get heavy use. But the belts just seem to randomly pull apart like they are dry, brittle, and many years old.
So is there an exact-replacement belt available made of a material that won’t have this problem?
“Dry rot” is exactly the term I was looking for to describe what happened to my belts. But the belts that snapped were, in turn, each of the belts that came with my X-carve when I bought it in November 2015. None of the belts that I have replaced with new belt material from Inventables have snapped yet. But I am concerned that these won’t last any longer than the originals and I’ll have to keep replacing them. So I AM inclined to try some of the belts from other sources as suggested by those who responded to my qriginal post.
Yes. Pulleys are aligned as best I can align them. I have gone to great lengths over the past several months to make sure that every part of the machine is tuned as precisely as possible. I’ve also bought and installed every available upgrade for the machine. And most of the time the machine works great.
I bought the belt clip upgrade from PhilJohnson (thanks!), but am interested in the Kevlar belts you mentioned picengravertoo. Do you have a link to some that you recommend? I’ve looked at the ones Phil recommends on Royal Supply, but if there are better one that will protect against breakage I would like to get in on that.