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Another belt grinder build.  I'm working off plans but have come to a stop.  I'm not sure what to do next so I'm asking for oppinions. What are you guys/gals using, a spring or hydro cylinder?  I have read that springs bounce and I have replaced a lot of cylinders on tool boxes vans ect.  Not sure which direction to go.  I have not built the tension/tracking arm yet so it's wide open.  Thanks in advance for your oppinions!


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I used a spring in the vertical telescoping mount for the tracking wheel directly above the drive wheel and have noticed zero bouncing. If I need to adjust tension I slide the horizontal telescoping element the platen and contact wheels are mounted to. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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