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Belt tension calibration

I’m was wondering what tool do you use to check the tension in your belts. I currently use a digital fish scale but I would like to get a better accuracy on the x,y bent tensions.

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The digital fish or luggage scale is the most common tool. I haven’t seen anything more accurate for nearly affordable price… I mean you could get a force gague and read to finite detail via a pc, but I thats overkill for sure…
I’ve had great results without even using a scale… just kinds eyeballing the tension… if you are using 6mm belts still and haven’t upgraded to 9mm, there are steel cored ones available (white color) on Amazon :man_shrugging::+1: