I am sorry for asking yet another question… I am new to cnc and to x carve.
I have seen a failure in the M5 lock nuts that I have seen before. They are separating as I am tighting them up. Is this just a defect in the part? I am going to pick up some at lowes today but want to know if I am just whining or is this normal?
What is separating? I’d say it’s normal to see a little nylon waste push through as the bolt makes it’s way through.
The nylon is coming totally out. I am assembling the Gantry side plates. I have the fixed and adjustable wheels on and it’s 50/50 on ones that have the nylon separated from the nut.
So is the locking feature no longer in play?
Can you spin the nuts with your fingers?
Yes the nuts can be spun by hand. I have a new box of 100 from lowes so we will see how these do.
Contact Inventables on this one for sure. They will definitely want to know if there is a quality issue with the nylock nuts. That should definitely not be happening.
I had the same issue. also about 50/50 chance for the nylon separating. I was considering getting some from lowes as well. Did that solve the problem for you?
It did… there was about a 20% failure over all for the nylon totally coming out. I can always use the extra nuts for other projects.
Yeah I ended up going and buying a bag of them about half of mine did that…
same thing happened to me
I also had the same thing happen about two weeks ago during my build