-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Usually the motor is on a hinge so the belt can be tensioned. Try adjusting that before buying anything.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

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Where the motor mounts are, there appears to be an adjustment screw for tensioning. Number 15 in the picture.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Stupid me, thanks Brian. I sometimes forget that not everyone has had a drill press forever and are firmiliar with it, and since you got it second hand you prob didn’t get a owners manual with it. That may be something to get on line too is the manual. I just assumed it was a stretched belt but it’s more likely just not tightened all the way.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

You guys are freakin awesome!! The motor has slides on it. I adjusted them out and bam!! Nice and tight belt. Thanks for the help guys!