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Assembly questions and answers for the Shapeoko 3 CNC Mill
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semmons23
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Post by semmons23 » Thu May 07, 2015 3:17 pm

Any tips on where people are applying the thread lock. Are you applying it everywhere, nowhere until something needs it or just certain places. I wasn't sure it was a great idea to apply it until I got things squared up but then its really a bit to late as well.
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Re: Thread Lock

Post by WillAdams » Thu May 07, 2015 4:09 pm

I didn't use any.

Hoping to lay in a full stock of nyloc fasteners when I upgrade --- if anything works loose twice before upgrading I'll move that up my priority list.

My suggestion would be to:

- assemble
- test
- square
- then apply thread lock if one must, to one fastener at a time so as to maintain squareness _if_ one isn't going to upgrade, or _if_ one is confident of being able to break the connection if one needs to
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Re: Thread Lock

Post by LTEPM » Thu May 07, 2015 4:51 pm

I would put it on everything which will not require an adjustment. Will go back and add where necessary after it is running.

I don't see the need to add to the aluminum extrusions fasteners if torqued properly.

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Re: Thread Lock

Post by CastIrony » Thu May 07, 2015 5:37 pm

I'd stick with purple thread lock if you do, or blue at the strongest.
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Re: Thread Lock

Post by LTEPM » Thu May 07, 2015 6:03 pm

Blue is shipping with the SO3 AFAIK

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Re: Thread Lock

Post by WillAdams » Thu May 07, 2015 6:08 pm

Correct: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Shapeoko_3#Tools
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