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Just had a buddy mention this to me. If you don't have the official Polaris 10lb weight to hang from the track when setting the tension just buy a cheap fish scale and hook it on the track where you are supposed to place the weight and pull till you hit the desired weight. Cheap and easy.

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Edited by - Bman on November 23 2001 1:41:31 PM
 

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Or a 10lB barbell weight. It keeps the hands free to work the tools.
 

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The 10lb barbell weight is what i use, i take two very small wrenches about 10mm or 5/16" and tie a short piece of rope between them. Slide the one wrench through the hole in the barbell weight and one through a track window. Seems to work very well for me.

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My cat weighs 10 lbs. So I just tie a rope from him and hang him from the track.


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i use a couple 12-packs of beer, to achieve 10 pounds of weight, works ok until i get thirsty
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote> shanet963:
My cat weighs 10 lbs. So I just tie a rope from him and hang him from the track.

The screaming is dulled by the engine noise. [/quote]
Thats the way to go! we don't have any cats at out house...I wonder why? ;-) they make good moving targets for shotgun...they dont fly quite as nice as clay pigeons though! j/k but i still dont like them...

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hmmm... i think i would just make a lead block... i cast bullets for black powder with my grandfather... cheap... just spray paint it so u dont get the lead on your hands... bad for u

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LOL ok so what I thought was a harmless tip now turns out to be a cry for help towards animal rights!! ROTFLMAO Too funny!

How creative can we get? Any other ideas how to fashion an approx. 10lb weight for track tension? Cat and beer are taken boys!(and girls)


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Once I had to be creative at my brothers house we used several cans of soup in a plastic bag, double bagged. Pushed the tie handles through the track and used a stick. Hey it worked!

The cat don't weigh 10 lbs, when it keeps on flinching at the end of the rope it moves the scale past 10lbs then back.


Shanet963 how did you get you're cat to stay still?

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Put the cat in the plastic bag with the soup and beat it with the stick. That will keep if from squirming.


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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Bman:

Put the cat in the plastic bag with the soup and beat it with the stick. That will keep if from squirming.


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Lmao I get it tie the bag tight and wait about the time it takes to have a cigarette. Thanks guys.

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when i run out if beer in my 12 packs, and still dont have the tension right, i go get the neighbors ugly little snouzer type dog, tie some rope around each of his legs, and tie the 4 ropes to various track windows, and to keep him from squirming, i wack him with my 15" breaker bar, just hard enough to daze him. and when the job is done, put him back in his pen tied up of course so he wont run after me and bite my ankle
 
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