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I was never quite happy with the belt clamp on my MakerGear Prusa so I decided to make some improvements. I always thought it odd that the belt clamps are supposed to flatten the teeth on the belt in order for the clamp to work properly. I also wished that there's a better way to tighten the belt. With these two design objectives in mind, I made this Yet Another Belt Tensioner. The design is similar to others but my design accommodates a MakerGear Prusa with 0.200" pitch XL belts.
I used 2x M3x25 screws to screw this belt tensioner onto the stock MakerGear clamp base. I also used 1x M3x30 screw for the tensioner part of the clamp. You will also need a M3 nut for the tensioner screw. The nut will be very snug so you may need to tap it into position.
Yet Another Belt Tensioner, RepRap, Prusa, MakerGear by FiatSlug is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.
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