XXL Assembled with Makita too high?

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XXL Assembled with Makita too high?

Post by snapajap » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:26 pm

Sorry for the newbie post here, but here goes.
I received my new Shapeoko3 XXL and Makita kit. I unpacked and assembled it with no problem, or so I thought. When I dropped the Makita in it seemed way to high. If I push down against the springs to lower it, it travels way to far stretching the springs to their max and the bottom wheels come off of the extrusion. My last Shapeoko3 did not have this problem. So, did I screw up or is the Makita too short or? I really am grounded without this working. I wanted to have the machine drill holes in the waste board so I could install threaded sockets for clamping, but there's no way it can reach or counter the maxed out springs......
One more thing, I installed the limit switches, but I couldn't find any instructions on where to plug them into the board.

I hope I described the problem without too much fumbling, and thanks for any help!

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Re: XXL Assembled with Makita too high?

Post by WillAdams » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:03 pm

The new XL/XXL setup seems to want a wasteboard on top of the machine structure --- my observations on the XL here:

http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8292
http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... 339#p65047
http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... =10#p65089 --- note that I have the old style carriage plate w/ more travel

Limit switch installation instructions: http://docs.carbide3d.com/article/67-sh ... stallation
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets

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Re: XXL Assembled with Makita too high?

Post by snapajap » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:57 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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