Need Z-Axis rails (Shapeoko 3)

Assembly questions and answers for the Shapeoko 3 CNC Mill
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Need Z-Axis rails (Shapeoko 3)

Post by cgallery » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:59 pm

Taking a look at the Shapeoko 3 I purchased used, things look pretty darn good except for the z-axis rails, they seem pretty buggered-up. The crest on which the pulleys ride is scratched and pitted.

With the spindle removed and the springs still attached, how smoothly should the z-axis move up/down? I seem to meet some resistance as I'm pushing it down and then when it lifts again.

I figured I'd order the maintenance kit but was wondering if I can get the z-axis rails somewhere?

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Re: Need Z-Axis rails (Shapeoko 3)

Post by WillAdams » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:27 pm

I'm afraid these are a proprietary extrusion --- that said, after you purchase a maintenance kit, reference this post with an extra e-mail to and I'll arrange for us to send you a replacement set of rails.
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets

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