Bosch colt help!!!

1leonchen
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Bosch colt help!!!

Post by 1leonchen » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:59 am

i finished assembling my shape oko 2. i had already had a Bosch colt in stock. so when i purchase my kit i had ordered a Bosch bracket also whit a hand knob. i put on my Bosch bracket but noticed that the tool wont clear the z bracket even when i push the z bar down to two inches from the surface i only have about a 1 inch travel both ways with a 1 1/4 bit from the collet. now the only way i see to rectify this is to use a longer z rail. does any one have the same problem. my intension for this machine is to build it to a 3 by 3 machine. but before i do that i need a more powerful spindle. i am using this machine for my personal use. but the spindle in the kit is no good for me i lacks torque and bit sizes in 1/8 are rubbish i can get any end mill in 1/4 very easy and much more cost effective.

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Re: Bosch colt help!!!

Post by 1leonchen » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:52 am

come on people no replies

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Re: Bosch colt help!!!

Post by WillAdams » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:22 am

This blog post http://blog.inventables.com/2014/01/bos ... mount.html

Says
The mount does not need to be flush with the base of the router. Moving it further on to the router can help with Z range.
And
Step 7: Loosen the vertical MakerSlide and slide it down until like the location. You might want to install a bit for reference in this step. This should not affect your overall travel.
Try adding a plate to push the router out a bit? Or turn the router?
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Re: Bosch colt help!!!

Post by SCW » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:42 am

Yes, I bought one and had exactly the same problem - doesn't clear the z-axis stage assembly.

Adjusting the router down only gives 15 - 20mm headroom, which is pretty useless.

I built a stage, to mount the bracket on to, that increased the y-axis clearance by about 25mm so that the router can move up and down freely.

Having spent over £55 GBP ($87 USD) on this thing I really am rather annoyed at Inventables for not testing and describing the product correctly.

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Re: Bosch colt help!!!

Post by Schruminator » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:57 pm

Without pictures of where it is hitting, I am not sure if this will help-- but I know a lot of us have rotated our Nema 17 stepper mounts and trimmed the mounting plates. On my Dewalt, I increased the clearance enough that I have about 2-3" of extra range on my z axis.

I'm sorry I don't have a link handy to share, but I know there have been a few forum posts (with pictures) on this mod you may be able to find.
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Re: Bosch colt help!!!

Post by WillAdams » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:16 pm

There are 4 links on the wiki addressing the Z-axis issue: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... 2#Upgrades

- Addressing limited Z-axis travel
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Re: Bosch colt help!!!

Post by 1leonchen » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:28 am

if i add another 1/4 or 6mm spacer to my z axis mounting plate, do u think this will affect the stability of my machine. if i add 1/4 or 6 mm it will allow my Bosch colt to clear my z axis plate. or other wise i plan to get some longer m5 screws and build a shim plate. what are your suggestions.


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Re: Bosch colt help!!!

Post by 1leonchen » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:13 am

decided to make a shim plate today.i built a 3mm steel plate and drilled holes to match the bosch bracket bought from inventables.

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Re: Bosch colt help!!!

Post by Dhpenner1 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:50 am

1leonchen wrote:decided to make a shim plate today.i built a 3mm steel plate and drilled holes to match the bosch bracket bought from inventables.
That's a quick fix, I went more in depth because I didn't want to lose the 3mm of work space. Sadly I'm not joking.

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