I wanted a second ME484 tensioner but couldn't find anything in
a) Good condition and
b) reasonably priced
so I bit the bullet and figured I'd try one of the cheap Chinese units from eBay. It's been about 6 months and I have to say, I really like the thing! I still use my 483/484 on the one machine but I now use this on my Geo 38 AML and have no plan to replace it any time soon. The documentation was crap so it was some trial and error to get it strung up right, but now that it's dialed in I can wind all day without any hiccups in tension control or binding.

Here's the link to the one I use. They have a bunch of them for different wire gauge but I'm really only ever in the 40-44AWG range so this fits the bill.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Coil-Winding...r/264020002744

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