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Tool to set idler tension on Lulzbot 3D printers

For consistent filament extrusion with a LulzBot 3D printer, be sure to check that the idler springs have proper tension. Lulzbot TAZ, Mini, and any other printers that use a Wade’s extruder require an 5mm (or slightly less) spacing between the outer faces of the washers that contain the idler tension springs. The spacing between the idler and shoulder of the idler tension screw is 8mm or less, which is what this idler tension jig sets.
You can 3D print your own handy tool to quickly set the correct tension on the extruder filament idler springs!   

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