z axis threaded rod not gripped by coupler

Archangel
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Re: z axis threaded rod not gripped by coupler

Post by Archangel » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:27 pm

It was necessary to drill my coupler out to fit a new stepper motor with a larger shaft.

I wound up with a good solution to the coupler slipping.
I drilled out the coupler on a drill press at the top and bottom, beside each original set screw
and tapped it like the makerslide,
and inserted M5-.80 x 10 hex head machine screws from the home improvement store.

it tightens up much better now, even with the oversized hole for a larger shaft
Stretched Custom ShapeOko
800 X 1000 / Dual Y motors / Direct Drive Rack and Pinion / Supported Y Rails / Reversed X Axis Makerslide / 24V T4 TB6560 controller

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