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Y-Axis Tensioner for Folgertech I3 2020

Y-Axis belt tensioner that fits in the slot of the front rail. Uses the stock bearings, nut, and machine screw and a #8 machine screw and wing-nut to adjust the tension.

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Description

Very simple 2-piece y-axis tensioner that uses a wing nut and #8 machine screw to adjust the belt tension.  The tensioner housing fits in the slot of the front 2020 rail and uses the screws and t-nuts from the original bearing housing to lock it into place.

Note: You can easily put too much tension on the belt with this so if it makes a lot of noise, loosen it a little at a time until it's quiet.

Materials and methods

Stock bearings, screw, and nut. Also uses both of the M4 screws and t-nuts that held the stock bearing in place.

You'll also need a #8 machine screw and wing nut.

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