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    Hello all. I have had a foot operated treadle saw since I was a teen. The saw was made by Hobbies of England my guess sometime between the 1930 - 1950. The belt has been broken for several years now and my attempts to make new ones aren't very successful. Any ideas on where I might be able to find parts?
    Thanks
    Ed

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    Re: treadle saw / fret saw

    Assuming it's a flat belt Lee Valley should have some.
    Egon
    from
    The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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      Re: treadle saw / fret saw

      Thank you. I will look them up.

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        Re: treadle saw / fret saw

        Re: treadle saw / fret saw

        Here's a place that sells flat belts, including lacing sets if you might repair your old one.

        http://www.lathes.co.uk/page4.html

        And another that sells modern plastic flat belts.

        http://www.zycon.com/Products/Flat-Drive-Belts.html

        You'll have to contact them with dimensions.

        Personally, I haven't used a flat belt since the old wooden frame threshing machine when belts were 2-6 inches wide.
        In an age when scientists are creating artificial intelligence, too many of our educational institutions seem to be creating artificial stupidity. - Thomas Sowell

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