Started a couple of weeks ago. There's this grindy / squeaky noise up in the vari drive that could be the belt but there is a clear metal on metal sound.
Then today when I was cutting with a 2 inch four flute fly cutter I get this rattly sound like a bearing that's run out of grease and is what I call "spinning out"
So into the vari speed I go. If anyone has tips I'd sure appreciate it. I saw the posts on belts and wear in the head. I'll take some pics and post later.
So the quill drive project is going to have to wait a bit.
I think it was just a loose motor bolt. I tightenned that up and it sounds OK. The belt is squeaky. It is really noticeable at low rpms. I have a VFD so I can slow the motor down. So maybe I'll order a new belt.