We should switch to metal spacers

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WillAdams
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We should switch to metal spacers

Post by WillAdams » Sat May 11, 2013 3:09 am

I think the photo stands for itself:
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Re: We should switch to metal spacers

Post by Enraged » Mon May 13, 2013 9:06 pm

inventables has spacers for not too much money. A couple 10 packs would cover the entire machine. The only reason I haven't gotten any yet is the shipping cost to Canada is ridiculous. I miss when it was $8.95 flat rate.

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Re: We should switch to metal spacers

Post by WillAdams » Mon May 13, 2013 9:42 pm

Yeah, the shipping costs are a pain --- almost as bad as the gouging at Home Depot / Lowes.

I need 4 more to complete my machine, but they'll wait until the next time I take it apart --- maybe could use 2 additional to replace the stacks of washers I'm using on the motor side, but that would require adjusting the pulley location.
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Re: We should switch to metal spacers

Post by jzhvymetal » Mon May 13, 2013 9:48 pm

I had good luck with http://www.aluminumspacers.com/ Shipping is reasonable.


I bought the following and they fit M5 screws:

Aluminum Spacer 3/8 OD x .219 ID x 1/2 Long
Aluminum Spacer 3/8 OD x .219 ID x 1/4 Long

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Re: We should switch to metal spacers

Post by Improbable Construct » Mon May 13, 2013 11:13 pm

Switching to metal spacers is probably the best bang for the buck upgrade you can do.
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Re: We should switch to metal spacers

Post by sea2stars » Tue May 14, 2013 12:58 am

I've used aluminumspacers.com too.

Hopefully I'll put everything back together again soon and finish up the wiring.

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Re: We should switch to metal spacers

Post by cvoinescu » Tue May 14, 2013 1:07 am

I bought from aluminumspacers.com too. For some extra money and a minimum order quantity, they'll make any spacers you want, and the quality is excellent.
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Re: We should switch to metal spacers

Post by ben_marrett » Wed May 15, 2013 11:34 am

what about carbon fibre spacers? I purchased these from ebay

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321106979649 ... 1439.l2649

im doing dual x axis so need to make up longer spacers.

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Re: We should switch to metal spacers

Post by WillAdams » Wed May 15, 2013 11:47 am

Yeah, I've been eyeing the carbon arrows I've been finding lost in the woods at the range where I shoot and which aren't being picked up from the shed I've been placing them in and contemplating cutting them up --- will probably start keeping a log and giving people 30 days to claim them.
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Re: We should switch to metal spacers

Post by ben_marrett » Wed May 15, 2013 12:45 pm

well i will post back as to how i go with them!!

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