dropping drag chain

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Fly Capt
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dropping drag chain

Post by Fly Capt » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:49 pm

The build went great but have a few questions after using it for two weeks.
1) twice the bottom eccentric nut has come off or loosened causing the Z bracket to flex or worse. I applied thread lock but today the eccentric nut just loosened. Is there a check list I should go over before every use? I wouldn't think I had to check everything?

2) I have bought a vacuum attachment so I don't have to follow the bit around with my nozzle which now has a few battle scars.

3) frustrating with the Drooping Drag Chain. the Y limit switch kicks it out a bit but the whole assembly flops off whenever I cut to the left half. Any solutions, I can't be the only one with a floppy Drag Chain?

Everything else was fantastic....Technically #2 is a fault just a headache for me.
Please help with # 1 and #3....

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Re: dropping drag chain

Post by WillAdams » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:09 am

1 - please see: http://docs.carbide3d.com/general-faq/m ... checklist/ or https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php ... _Checklist

2 - some notes on this sort of thing at: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Dust_Shoe

3 - Please accept our apologies --- some kits went out w/o VHB adhesive pads --- if you need some, contact support@carbide3d.com, also see: http://docs.carbide3d.com/software-faq/ ... eshooting/
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets

Fly Capt
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Re: dropping drag chain

Post by Fly Capt » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:09 am

Thank you
1) Will conduct a check list of items before using from now on. Guess its no different than my flight check
2) Solution in the mail pending thursday delivery.
3) I have double stick tape no issue but the drag chain still hangs off the back and at time tumbles off. So my solution to that is a guard at the most extreme Y to prevent it falling. Simple Aluminum bent hanger, double stick tape to back of tube. PERFECT

Thanks again for support.

drummer412
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Re: dropping drag chain

Post by drummer412 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:35 pm

Floppy Drag Chain would be a great band name...just saying.

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