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Problem cutting in the 'Y' direction

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by David Glica, Dec 14, 2018.


I'm having a problem cutting in the 'Y' direction. The cutting head bounces in the 'Y' direction.

  1. Rollers

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  2. Screw threads

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  1. David Glica


    Dec 14, 2018
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    I'm having problems with my machine cutting in the 'Y' direction. I've been using the machine for about 8 months now and it just started to give me problems. I've taken the cross carriage off and repositioned the mounting brackets to no avail. Could it be rollers or the 'Y' position screw threads?
  2. Giarc

    Giarc Master
    Moderator Builder

    Jan 24, 2015
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    Are your anti-backlash nuts still tight -- ie. the screw that removes the backlash? I noticed after about 2 years, I had a little play in one of mine so I tightened it and everything is fine.
    #2 Giarc, Dec 14, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2018
  3. Gary Caruso

    Gary Caruso OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder

    May 19, 2016
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    More info would help, what you mean by "problems"? and what type of machine you have?
    Could be lots of things besides rollers and screws.. Maybe a motor, driver, software, coupler, eccentrics too tight...
    Cheers :)

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