Very easy and fast Z-Axis adjustment modification

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Shayne
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Re: Very easy and fast Z-Axis adjustment modification

Post by Shayne » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:15 pm

Hi George,
There are 3 Aussies that I know of on this Felix forum, and they seem to have some great solutions and ideas for these cool tools.
Cheers Shayne

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Post by jefstaes » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:30 pm

printed it ... great result ... much more usable

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Post by Surfer » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:22 am

GGY wrote:Hi all,
Just sharing my recent modification to the z-axis fine adjustment. Felix 3.0
I thought the original adjustment block is very hard to reach and at times looses the position due to loose adj screw.
I have added the STL files for anyone interested.
Cheers GGY
Great design . The original was realy a pain. Thanks for sharing

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Post by seaton » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:54 pm

G'day Shane,

Many Thanks for sharing the design, All printed, but I don't have a spring that fits.

Where did you get the spring in Australia?

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Stephen...

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Post by GGY » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:06 am

Hi Seaton,
Regarding the spring.
A while ago I purchased a "200 PIECE SPRING ASSORTMENT" from e-bay at $12.00
(e-bay item item: 121255900567).
I picked the "9x35" one out from there.
But, of course, you can use any medium tension spring with similar dimensions (ID ~6.2mm, OD ~9.0mm, wire ~1.mm, length ~40/20mm (un/loaded).
The spring just has to slide easily over the M6 screw, fit inside the "z-sensor flag housing" and give the "slide flag" a bit of tension to prevent backlash... simples Sergej ;-).
Cheers George

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Post by GGY » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:15 am

A quick postscript regarding the spring.
Masters hardware Australia has a spring (with a bit less tension) in their special bits drawers/hardware section that can be used for z-sensor mod.
The Masters part No (bar code): 9 313693 252863.
The Masters part No: BS0947
The Masters shop item location: H6 - 16
The Spring specs: Champion 1-3/4 x 5/16 x 22G Compression spring.
Good luck with building the z-sensor mod
Cheers George

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Post by seaton » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:13 am

Thanks for that, I did dig up a spring but has a little too much tension although will do for the time being, but I also ordered a spring kit as I think will good to have on hand.

I 've installed and love how easy this is to use over the old one, thanks again for sharing !
Stephen...

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Post by gta06 » Fri May 02, 2014 9:36 am

Is it also usable for the Felix 2.0?

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Post by Saamec » Fri May 02, 2014 9:45 am

yes

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Post by andrewsi » Sat May 03, 2014 3:31 pm

Did it - love it. Was able to find suitable HW in the U.S. at Lowe's in the metric drawers (bolt is only 50mm, but that's plenty), and they had some bagged compression springs in the imperial HW section that seem to do the job just fine.
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