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Superbelt - the New and Improved Belt for the Singer Featherweight +UPDATE
The belt on a Singer Featherweight gets a technologically advanced improvement! Softer, faster and better for your Featherweight motor performance. Learn how to install and adjust the Superbelt in the video tutorial below.
Update! One of the advantages to the Superbelt is its superb grip to the handwheel. In the two years of testing, though, we have discovered that there are a few handwheels that may have a slight variation in their original manufacturing, and because the belt grips so well, it is possible that this will cause the belt to climb slightly to one side. No worries at all if this happens, (it just means your belt is gripping extremely well, which is a good thing!), but with a very simple remedy, your belt will be situated as it should be right away.
Superbelts are treated with what's called belt dressing in the manufacturing process. Likewise, at the autoparts store, some automotive belts have a dusting of belt dressing, too. Automotive belts are made and dressed differently, of course, being used inside a vehicle engine, but the concept is similar. Belt dressing actually helps with the gripping process! So, on the rare occasion that the Superbelt grips extra firmly to the side of the Featherweight handwheel, rubbing a very, very miniscule amount of cornstarch around the belt surface will actually prevent this from happening. Cornstarch will not hurt your machine, and it truly is such a tiny amount that when it is rubbed around the belt surface, it disperses evenly, allowing the belt to retain its cosmetic appearance. One gal in the shop treated her Superbelt ever-so-slightly with a bit of cornstarch and her Superbelt has remained perfectly seated ever since!
Watch Carmon's updated video tutorial below for a demonstration.