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    U-20

    Can you tell me the best place to buy a belt for my U-20 model 20-13

    thanks for any help you can give me

    Carmanmarie

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    Quote Originally Posted by carmanmarie View Post
    Can you tell me the best place to buy a belt for my U-20 model 20-13

    thanks for any help you can give me

    Carmanmarie
    Your what? Do you mean Singer 20U?

    If so, I'd cut a leather belt to size: I use them on my industrial machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    Your what? Do you mean Singer 20U?

    If so, I'd cut a leather belt to size: I use them on my industrial machines.

    Yes that is the machine I have. Bought it in 1976. It doesn't have a leather belt on it never has..

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    Quote Originally Posted by carmanmarie View Post
    Yes that is the machine I have. Bought it in 1976. It doesn't have a leather belt on it never has..
    Your choice, but they work.
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family (1886) VS2 (1891) 29k58 (1939) 96k41 (1949) 103K (1950) 3 x 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959) 331K4 (1964) 451K145 (1960)
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    Quote Originally Posted by carmanmarie View Post
    Can you tell me the best place to buy a belt for my U-20 model 20-13

    thanks for any help you can give me

    Carmanmarie
    I have two of these machines and it has been many years since I needed a belt! If memory serves I got it from AllBrand. Hope they still have them, it is still going strong and super heavy duty. I use one machine for straight stitching and the other for satin stitch. I have never found a machine to rival mine with the satin stitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carmanmarie View Post
    Can you tell me the best place to buy a belt for my U-20 model 20-13
    Carmanmarie
    I use 5/16” leather belting to make my own replacement belts to fit, but probably the easiest place to find a new v-belt for your Singer 20U is at an automotive parts store. The v-belt on my Singer 20U33 has a metal “clip” adjoining the two ends similar to most leather treadle belts. Remove the old belt and take it in with you. Have the clerk select a belt with the same width and tapper of your belt, but a little longer than yours. Cut the new belt to fit, drill small holes in the ends, and install the clip. A piece of stiff wire can be used to fashion a new clip if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags View Post
    I use 5/16” leather belting to make my own replacement belts to fit, but probably the easiest place to find a new v-belt for your Singer 20U is at an automotive parts store. The v-belt on my Singer 20U33 has a metal “clip” adjoining the two ends similar to most leather treadle belts. Remove the old belt and take it in with you. Have the clerk select a belt with the same width and tapper of your belt, but a little longer than yours. Cut the new belt to fit, drill small holes in the ends, and install the clip. A piece of stiff wire can be used to fashion a new clip if needed.

    CD in Oklahoma
    Thank you you very much for this information. I thought I could just order a belt online and try replacing it myself. I will wait until my Son comes for another visit and show him your post. I do appreciate your help..

    Carmanmarie

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