Makergear Z Knob

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Re: Makergear Z Knob

Postby Tim » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:37 pm

Jules wrote:No...i broke mine trying to get the collar out, or I'd have offered earlier. (I went without one for a while there.) But I'm glad someone managed to get the collar out without breaking it! (How'd you do it?)


I didn't manage to remove the collar without breaking it---it still has the collar in it.
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Re: Makergear Z Knob

Postby ryaneb85 » Mon May 02, 2016 6:02 am

Thanks all for the advice and Tim for the offer. I'm in the UK, so it will probably be easier and cheaper for me to either source another collar or persuade some of the existing ones to fit. I'm actually in China for a few weeks, so I'm sure I could pick one up (or 50) for a lot cheaper than back home.

On that note, if anybody needs/wants some help to get their hands on some good ol' cheap and cheerful stuff while I'm here, let me know and I'll be happy to help where I can. Language isn't an issue so just point me in the direction of what you may need.

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Re: Makergear Z Knob

Postby Slipshine » Mon May 02, 2016 7:00 pm

Maybe I am missing something. Why do you need the metal insert?
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Re: Makergear Z Knob

Postby Jules » Mon May 02, 2016 7:17 pm

Slipshine wrote:Maybe I am missing something. Why do you need the metal insert?


There's a little metal collar inside the knob with a set screw that lets you lock it onto the Z-axis rod.
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Re: Makergear Z Knob

Postby sthone » Mon May 02, 2016 8:09 pm

Just print THIS KNOB... Problem Solved.
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Re: Makergear Z Knob

Postby Slipshine » Tue May 03, 2016 12:52 am

Jules wrote:
Slipshine wrote:Maybe I am missing something. Why do you need the metal insert?


There's a little metal collar inside the knob with a set screw that lets you lock it onto the Z-axis rod.


I get its there. I have been working on a magnetic cluch system that will stop the z axis from falling. I have just been tapping the plastic parts and never had a problem with slipping. Will post the files when Im happy with it.
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Re: Makergear Z Knob

Postby Jules » Tue May 03, 2016 2:14 am

Aha! In that case you don't, can't wait to see what you come up with. :D
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