Okay boys and girls, the tension release, cool blocks, and Cobra Coil are done.
All the pieces and parts required for the upgrade.
The set of cool blocks in the OEM blade guide assemblies replaces the aftermarket Accura blade guide assemblies. The Accuras were nice, but were a pain to reset every time I swapped blades.
The completed tension release assembly in the released position.
The completed tension release assembly in the tensioned position.
The tension release assembly was pretty straight forward just following the originally linked Photo HOWTO and using the Grizzly parts list as a guide as to how it should go together.
The hardest part of the entire process was adjusting it once it went together…
One step that I feel is VERY important that the originator of this mod did not mention in the tutorial, is that once you find the centers of where you want your holes, you really MUST center punch the spot you want your bit to drill to prevent the drill bit from skating on you.
Operation of the tensioner is far smoother than I would have expected, and it has not yet wanted to back off on me which is very nice.
I believe next is the work light and dust collection upgrades….
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