ZAxis Assembly Interference

Assembly questions and answers for the Shapeoko 3 CNC Mill
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Re: ZAxis Assembly Interference

Post by adamluna » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:15 am

Edward will sent the new pulleys as soon as he get them from the provider it's what he told me. Email them and they will send you one as soon as they are available


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Re: ZAxis Assembly Interference

Post by Dave Durant » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:03 pm

WillAdams wrote:Maybe this photo will help? Took apart my spindle carriage:

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Nut on one side, the V-wheel is sandwiched between washers.
After finding this picture, I'm no longer scratching my head. Thanks!!

You show the wheels with eccentrics taking 2 washers.. The wheels on the other side take 2, too?

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Re: ZAxis Assembly Interference

Post by WillAdams » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:12 pm

Dave Durant wrote:You show the wheels with eccentrics taking 2 washers.. The wheels on the other side take 2, too?
Correct. They need to be symmetrical so as to keep the carriage even.
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Re: ZAxis Assembly Interference

Post by Dave Durant » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:37 pm

I'm too slow.. I was just coming back to edit out that question - I put 2 washers on each and it's smoooooth now..

But, while I'm here, is there any reason to not flip the bolt on the lower part of the spring? The ends that attach to the Z plate ears. It seems like if the nut was in the middle (towards the X plate) instead of the head, it would be far easier to install & tighten. The way it is in the drawing makes it difficult to put the hex wrench on.

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Re: ZAxis Assembly Interference

Post by WillAdams » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:30 pm

Swapping that bolt around seems like a good idea to me (or use a hex head bolt there). It’s probably oriented as it is for symmetry. Might want to add a washer.
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