My Y axis timing belt snapped a little while ago. I’m getting a replacement tomorrow. The one that snapped was a closed loop belt. I bought an open 5m length belt from Amazon on Carbide3D’s recommendation. Any advice I can get would be appreciated. I know that the Y belt is 994 teeth. Will cut the appropriate length and will use the pressure plate underneath the milling bed to join the loop.
There are four slotted screws that hold the motor in place:
And two screws that help you tension the belt:
Any tips you might have for me?. How can I calculate the right tension for the belt?. Is it that critical?
Thanks in advance for any help.