Tool Change Tip

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  • #10187
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    Dave Gun
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    I had to switch tools a few times this weekend and I tried something that worked well. I’m not using a quick change mount so for me the hardest part of changing the tool is holding and aligning the Z Nut Lock while starting the tool mount screws.

    Before removing the tool mount, I found the foam container that the stepper motors came in and cut a strip of foam about the length of the Z Nut Lock. I slid this up into the Z axis conduits behind the Z Nut Lock. It was a tight fit so I used a small screwdriver to help slide it in. When I removed the tool mount, the Z Nut Lock stayed in place and made it easier to put a different tool mount. I have switch back and forth 3 times so far, and it still works good, so I snapped some pictures.

    Dave

    #10192
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    vicious1
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    I usually just switch the top first then the bottom. That way one mount is keeping it tight. I do like your method though probably easier, I will try it out next time I switch it up.

    #10193
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    vicious1
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    I hope to print up the new middle assembly tonight then start to design a new tool mount. I think I have an idea somewhere between my style and the quick mount.

    #10196
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    Dave Gun
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    My trim router mount is a single piece, so it has to come all the way off. The foam filler will also work for mounting the tool holder for the first time.

    I look forward to seeing your new design!

    #10224
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    Ryan
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    I cant say enough good things about the universal mount + RJ45 connectors etc at the top of the Z… I can change tools in 5 seconds or less and everything is SUPER clean.
    this is nice though for those without a universal changing system. i had that same issue before i switched.

    #10251
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    Barry
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    The universal mount is cool, until you put a router on it. It flexes too much for me.

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