Z – axis nut trap/tool mount holes question

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    Ralph
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    Hello

    I’m starting to work on the z-axis assembly and I have a question recording the holes that need to be drilled into the z-axis rails. The instructions state a 5mm to 8mm hole diameter for the nut trap/tool mount bolts. These holes a larger than the bolts supplied in the bundle kit. I’m assuming that this is to allow for alignment adjustments when everything is put together. I going to opt for a 7/32(5.55mm) bit for drilling the holes. Should I go larger or will this do. Note I’m using a drill press.

    Thanks

    #24659
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    Barry
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    As long as the holes are in the right spot and larger than the diameter of your bolts you should be good.

    #24665
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    Ralph
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    Thanks. Also I’m assuming that the holes are not drilled right through the rail.

    #24672
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    Barry
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    Nope, just one side.

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