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    Hello,
    I live in england and enjoy your mag.
    I have an idea but needs skill to make it work.
    To set blade tension have a small box with a plunger on a spring.
    There is a scale along the plunger with the size of blade along it.
    Now you push the plunger agaist the blade and change tension until the marking of the blade you are using goes agaist a poiner.
    I have made one, the problem is you need to be experianced to set it up, I am sure somebody could make them for us newcomers.
    Thinking of you all during your remembering 9/11.
    All the best
    Doug

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    Hi Doug,
    The blade should not move sideways more than 1/8 inch to have good tension. I like it even less. I do a lot of stack cutting and when not enough the blade starts cutting with a bevel. Have good speed and let the blade do the cutting.
    FD Mike
    SD Mike

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    • #3
      Welcome to the forum Doug.

      Bob
      Delta P-20 & Q-3

      I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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