Clip for blade tensioner and blade tensioner with clip

Patent No. 6,616,557

Issued: September 9, 2003
Filed: January 10, 2002
Foreign Priority Date: Feb 02, 2001[Japan] 

Inventors: Tsuruta; Shinji (Ueno, JP); Mitsuhashi; Hiroyoshi (Nara, JP)
Assignee: BorgWarner, Inc. (Auburn Hills, MI)

A blade tensioner includes a blade shoe having a chain sliding face and a plurality of blade springs disposed and stacked at the opposite side to the chain sliding face. A clip is provided on the blade springs. The clip includes a clip body encompassing the blade springs, which elastically contacts the blade springs, and an engaging portion integrally formed with the clip body. The engaging portion includes an engagement hole to engage a tool.

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