Z axis biding

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Kxkid
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Z axis biding

Post by Kxkid » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:41 pm

I get the z axis right to where there is no slip and it binds up. I loosen it and there is slip. I bought the standard kit

WillAdams
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Re: Z axis biding

Post by WillAdams » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:15 am

Things to check:

- ensure that there was no debris in the threads of the Delrin nut or on the threads of the rod
- make certain that you're not tightening the screws holding the Delrin nut so much as to deform it

Some people have found running a threaded rod through the nut using a drill has helped it. There are a few other ideas on the wiki: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... readed_rod
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Dhpenner1
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Re: Z axis biding

Post by Dhpenner1 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:55 am

Straight out of the box, my threaded rod was extremely tight in the nut. I took it out and soaked it with WD-40 Dry Lube http://www.amazon.com/WD-40-300052-Spec ... s=wd40+dry

I let it dry a few minutes and i couldn't believe the difference it made. Its also perfect for this application because it doesn't leave a sticky residue that would become a dust trap.

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