Z Axis loose

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Z Axis loose

Post by drummer412 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:13 pm

I am noticing a fair amount of wiggle on the z axis plate that holds the spindle on my Shapeoko XXL. It appears that there is a small gap between the v rails and the bottom set of wheels which is causing letters and other aspects of my carvings to look very sloppy in places. The top wheels seem to be pretty snug. Is there a quick way to remedy this, or do I need to completely disassemble the z axis plates and redo things? Also, could there be another issue in regards to why I am experiencing this movement? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Z Axis loose

Post by WillAdams » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:46 pm

Please see: http://docs.carbide3d.com/support/tensioning-eccentrics

There's a hold in the other plate to allow one to get a hex key in to hold the bolt for the eccentric nut.
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets

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