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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?

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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?

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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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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 12:30:43 PM »
WoW, that's almost silver prices for the weight of the plastic in them, i can get a full kg spool from hobbyking for just a little more.
I paid 10.20 for the last spool and its pretty good, i am amazed at the price/quality its as good as some i have paid 25 for.

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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 01:42:37 PM »
Plus the cost of a printer
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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 01:32:23 PM »
Plus the cost of a printer

Yes but once you have one you wonder what you did without it, always something you can fix or mod  8) not to mention the odd buck on the side.

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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 01:38:15 PM »
Yes but once you have one you wonder what you did without it, always something you can fix or mod  8) not to mention the odd buck on the side.

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True... I just printed a set of testicles for my rifle... Don't know how I could have done that in life pp (preprinter)!

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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 03:10:20 PM »
True... I just printed a set of testicles for my rifle... Don't know how I could have done that in life pp (preprinter)!

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Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 04:24:58 PM »
In Nottinghams case I think pp stands for "Pre Puberty".
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