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nottingham82

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X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« on: August 13, 2017, 02:21:25 PM »
I ended up making my own since the existing one on thingiverse is for the old smaller wheels

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2482004


Old version

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1969880
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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 03:20:36 PM »
how do you like the openbuilds wheels?

nottingham82

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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 03:22:02 PM »
I think they are better built than the ones that came one old machines.
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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 03:24:48 PM »
Did you get just the wheels or the bearings also?

nottingham82

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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 03:27:13 PM »
The new machines come with an open build style wheel and bearings. I don't know if they are actually open build brand.
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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 10:19:36 AM »
Hi Nottingham82.  I had a copy of your tensioner printed at local 3D shop, cost was reasonable at $18.  Now just need to install it and see the benefit.  Thanks for sharing.

Edit:  Wow, does this ever move smoothly and easily with this mod.

Yes, $18cdn not a bad price if you don't have a 3D printer.
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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 02:48:50 PM »
I need to get into the 3D printing business if $18 is a good price  ;D

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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 02:57:27 PM »
That's $18CAD ($14.60USD)
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