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    The pitting is on the new casting which I may...

    The pitting is on the new casting which I may fill in with resin. You bring up a good point. I should take apart the truck to inspect the rods more closely.
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    I think that I found the reason for the detent in...

    I think that I found the reason for the detent in the z axis. The z-truck seems to be pitted. The build up of residue inside it must have been bumping against the bearings. The gear and belt teeth...
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    87915 Your help and experience are much...

    87915

    Your help and experience are much appreciated. I started to get too many error messages, so, I'm going to check all of the connections and evaluate the costs of components. Hopefully, I...
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    The machine has a total of 50 hours and the power...

    The machine has a total of 50 hours and the power supply has far less. I'm doubting that its worth the effort, but trying since I put all of that money into the upgrades.

    I already replaced the...
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    8791487913 Here's one of the the poor crimp...

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    Here's one of the the poor crimp jobs. Mean while, I'm stuck with an expensive fix, more repair time and yet to produce anything to provide income from wood working. Thanks for jumping...
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    Thanks! He certainly has some insight and...

    Thanks! He certainly has some insight and answers.
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    Al, Thanks alot for the thorough explanations....

    Al,

    Thanks alot for the thorough explanations. I'm going to have to go over all of the parts that you mentioned. I'll start by rechecking the connections and then the wear as you mentioned. ...
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    this is what Im after, but dont know the current...

    this is what Im after, but dont know the current and voltage on that circuit yet

    https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/resistor/res_7.html
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    87897 87898 Would you know what wattage the...

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    Would you know what wattage the resistors are on the attached module? The wires attached to the power supply just fell out with very little stress when I was looking at it. I had...
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    after lowering head to about 3", I measure...

    after lowering head to about 3", I measure difference from right side front to rear .013"... l3ss than 1/32".

    do I still need to adjust the head level?
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    87894 Do you think that its related to uneven...

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    Do you think that its related to uneven head heights?

    measured HEAD HIGHER THAN POST.
    LF .011"
    RF .014"
    RR .043"
    LR .032"
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    The head is uneven and I will level them. As...

    The head is uneven and I will level them.

    As mentioned earlier, the z axis does not move smoothly and has a detent. I noticed this when the z axis stalled. I re seated the ribbon cable and the...
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    I will check the level and re-read the document. ...

    I will check the level and re-read the document. I did not find any missing teeth on the bevel gear and it did not seem to have skipped the gear teeth. I will step through the process again to be...
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    Sorry. It should work now.

    Sorry. It should work now.
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    (updated) Here's the noise and belt tension . I...

    (updated) Here's the noise and belt tension . I was unable to upload the video to this sight.



    noise
    https://youtu.be/U9g704ubUJ4


    Y Tension
    https://youtu.be/sYoW4VOfXS8
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    Again, I'm trying to eliminate board slipping...

    Again, I'm trying to eliminate board slipping which has been a chronic issue. I will revert to using the sled again, but need to be sure there are no other major issues. I've been trying to get this...
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    that makes sense, since the plastic retainer has...

    that makes sense, since the plastic retainer has that gap. thanks
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    Thanks. I'm going insure that there is not...

    Thanks. I'm going insure that there is not something else happening with the carvewright and will inspect, clean, and re-align the posts. I noticed that my last sled end plate had the bit cut into...
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    I have the base and front and rear panels off and...

    I have the base and front and rear panels off and its unplugged.

    The 2 rod connecting to the 2 45 degree bevel gears has side to side motion. There only seems to be a screw and washer that...
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    So, the carvewright finds that bottom left corner...

    So, the carvewright finds that bottom left corner at the inner width of the endcap (4 inches to the right of the sled's left most edge). Since you draw your design with a 4 inch spacing on the...
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    nice setup. Thanks. I should get back to using a...

    nice setup. Thanks. I should get back to using a sled again. I was getting errors when the sensor detected different colors etc. It looks like you align the material to bottom left and the sensor...
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    I understand. I have it under 90 lbs, so I think...

    I understand. I have it under 90 lbs, so I think that I'm ready to run a project as a test. Thanks!
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    Head Pressure is now 115 lbs. a little more than...

    Head Pressure is now 115 lbs. a little more than the 90 lbs specified for the max.

    It was the clutch. Rather than shimming, I took a flat head screw driver and expanded the spring. (I may have...
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    many thanks again!

    many thanks again!
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    The clutch in the handle, right? That sounds...

    The clutch in the handle, right? That sounds like its the issue. If so, would I use a washer or spacer? Very good information!

    I really appreciate everyone's help on this. I should have...
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