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How much should i tighten the belt after replacing with an 1/8th inch blade?

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I'm not sure about your question, but generally speaking any belt should have no more than 1/4 in movement up or down when pressed on, the same hold true for the band saw blade and in fat 1/4 would be too much, more like 1/8 in play

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