Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

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Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

Post by psd » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:17 pm

I made a hand knob for the Makergear M2 for bed leveling,
this makes the leveling process so much easier than using the allen key and reaching under to find the set screw.
It also allows fine tuning on the fly.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2592460
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Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

Post by psd » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:04 pm

what a difference on the fly bed leveling makes!

with these thumb screws you can make slight adjustments to any corner as its printing, really good for fine tuning during skirt print!
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Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

Post by iteration1 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:03 am

Thank You PSD...saves me from coming up w/ my own version. I'll probably use these for our unit at work. Ability to tweak bed on the fly has been high om ,y list/

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Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

Post by airscapes » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:34 pm

what did you print this with, PLA or something else?

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Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

Post by psd » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:46 pm

You can use any filament it doesn’t take much stress
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Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

Post by makeal » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:35 am

Stupid question but how do I mount these? Using Allen key is annoying

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Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

Post by psd » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:42 am

makeal wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:35 am
Stupid question but how do I mount these? Using Allen key is annoying
airscapes wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:34 pm
what did you print this with, PLA or something else?
Use the hardware I linked to on amazon. Screw from under in place of the allenscrew
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Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

Post by makeal » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:01 am

Ah so Allen screw comes out and this one goes in . Got it

Thank you

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Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

Post by makeal » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:37 pm

another question. what does one use to cut the screw? i tried it on one and it lost its thread :)

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Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

Post by psd » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:55 pm

Cut with a metal hack saw ($2 small version from Home Depot or dollar tree works fine.) try not to skip over threads with saw. After cutting put a 45 degree chamfer on cut end by putting knob in vice and using a metal file on it or passing over a sander.
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