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ratcheting z axis stop

Post by MagicEngineer » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:13 pm

This is one of my first M2 oriented designs. It has been a great help when adjusting the z axis and leveling the bed.
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Re: ratcheting z axis stop

Post by Jules » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:19 pm

Got a picture of this puppy in use? :D

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Re: ratcheting z axis stop

Post by MagicEngineer » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:31 pm

Jules wrote:Got a picture of this puppy in use? :D
Sure.
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Re: ratcheting z axis stop

Post by Jules » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:02 am

Keeeewwwl! :D

(Dang it - just realized that isn't going to work with a dual. Bummer! :? Nice job though!)

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Re: ratcheting z axis stop

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Re: ratcheting z axis stop

Post by insta » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:24 am

While it's awesome you made this part -- it's completely irrelevant for the V4 (which you have).

Retract the filament from the hotend, heat the hotend & bed, loosen the nozzle clamp, push the nozzle down a millimeter or so (just to get it loose in the holder and feed it out some), home Z with your software, and tighten the nozzle clamp again.
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Re: ratcheting z axis stop

Post by Jules » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:37 am

insta wrote:While it's awesome you made this part -- it's completely irrelevant for the V4 (which you have).

Retract the filament from the hotend, heat the hotend & bed, loosen the nozzle clamp, push the nozzle down a millimeter or so (just to get it loose in the holder and feed it out some), home Z with your software, and tighten the nozzle clamp again.

Don't forget the feeler gauge......'specially if you are using a Zebra plate - which will melt if you touch it with the hot nozzle. (Ask me how I know). :P

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Re: ratcheting z axis stop

Post by MagicEngineer » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:58 am

insta wrote:While it's awesome you made this part -- it's completely irrelevant for the V4 (which you have).

Retract the filament from the hotend, heat the hotend & bed, loosen the nozzle clamp, push the nozzle down a millimeter or so (just to get it loose in the holder and feed it out some), home Z with your software, and tighten the nozzle clamp again.
Odd that this never occurred to me. It's almost too simple.

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Re: ratcheting z axis stop

Post by insta » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:30 am

MakerGear REALLY needs to either advertise this feature of the V4, or correct me from advertising it for them.
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