When The ‘Sour Belt’ Belt Worsens: The Cost Of Wearing The Belt
As you know, there is a lot of confusion about the cost of a belt.
It is a highly contentious issue.
For years, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has been arguing that the cost-per-pound difference between belt and wire is not worth the expense.
The problem with that logic is that the wires are much smaller and lighter than the belts, so the cost difference is actually much less.
This was a big issue in the early days of belt-wearing, when the NEMA was arguing that belts should only be used in areas where the electrical equipment was in use, like a home, a factory, or a hospital.
At first, the argument seemed to have merit, but after the advent of modern power tools, the cost differential began to grow.
Now, we know the cost gap is much greater than the NEMA originally thought.
There is a real economic advantage to wearing a belt and not having to deal with a wire and the electrical hazards associated with wearing them.
What do you think?
What is the cost per pound difference?
If you are a Belt Belt expert, what do you make of the NAMMA’s recent statement?
Have you heard of the ‘SOUR BAG’ controversy?