XXL Drag Chain and the X axis homing switch

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XXL Drag Chain and the X axis homing switch

Post by woodworkerbob » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:56 pm

In the middle of installing an XXL and have not "taped" down the drag chain. However when the X-Z plate is all the way to the right, the drag chain seems to be catching on the bolt that holds the X homing/limit switch in place.

Is this normal? Did I do something wrong?

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Re: XXL Drag Chain and the X axis homing switch

Post by WillAdams » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:23 pm

https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/FAQ ... itch_screw

>Usually this can be adjusted by loosening the hardware in question, pulling it into the desired alignment, then tightening it, sometimes slightly bending the drag chain bracket up will help. One option is to only use one screw in the rearmost hole on the bracket and the frontmost on the drag chain. Some folks have found it helpful to put a couple of washers under the drag chain bracket to push it out into a better alignment (the drag chain should slightly hang off the rear of the extrusion), other solutions include sourcing a longer drag chain bracket from the hardware store, or placing a piece of angle on the extrusion to guide the drag chain.

>A straight-forward solution is to only use one hole (rearmost on bracket, nearest on drag chain).
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