Making Z calibration easier

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alanlstar
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Making Z calibration easier

Post by alanlstar » Mon May 08, 2017 6:39 pm

I found it is easier to do the Z calibration if I take the lock nut from the top of the plate to the underside of the plate. It is much easier to access the nut when it is below the plate. A secondary advantage is that when the nut is tightened, it pulls any play in the threads down instead of up, aligning with gravity and the force of pressing against the limit switch. When the nut is on top, it pulls the z-stop up slightly. Sorry, this image is a bit blurry. Image

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insta
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Re: Making Z calibration easier

Post by insta » Mon May 15, 2017 7:03 pm

A handful of us (who still use the old Rev A - D beds) use this trick, it's a good one :)
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cooolor
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Re: Making Z calibration easier

Post by cooolor » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:18 pm

I put a big nut (1/2in or so) and a couple of washers under the lock nut so it's more accessible from the top, but I'll try moving it under.

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