Originally Posted by LanEvo
How do you set the tension?
There's a "dial" or knob that you twist to adjust the spring/reference tension. The dial is often marked in one lb increments, and many machines have 5 tick marks on them (pretty good precision). The "meter" that shows you the actual tension is elsewhere on the machine, typically marked off in 5 lb increments.
When you see the meter in between 55 and 60, for example, and your knob/dial is set at a "3," you'd just add 55 + 3, and you'd see your tension is at 58 lbs.