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Dial Indicator Quick Mount

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:31 am
by javafuel
This design use X axis frame itself as the rail, see detail on https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2788576

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Re: Dial Indicator Quick Mount

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:32 am
by sthone
That pretty cool but I'm not sure how accurate your level will be though if your actual rail had any kind of shim done to it.

Re: Dial Indicator Quick Mount

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:49 pm
by insta
You want level to the bed, so the shimming is preferable if needed.

Re: Dial Indicator Quick Mount

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:55 pm
by sthone
Yeah ... But wouldn't this device be leveling the bed to the frame and not the actual rail like you would think it should be?

Re: Dial Indicator Quick Mount

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:02 pm
by javafuel
I see what you're saying. With all those bolts locking the rail on to X axis frame, plus M2 is built like a tank. So the X axis frame should be parallel to the actual rail. I just finished a large print job 11x19x9 cm that took 17 hours and bed level works fine. Your millage may varies. :D

Re: Dial Indicator Quick Mount

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:01 pm
by insta
sthone wrote:Yeah ... But wouldn't this device be leveling the bed to the frame and not the actual rail like you would think it should be?


I read it backwards, thought it clipped onto the slide.