I received my x-carve today and got a little too excited while assembling it. The tapped holes on my makerslides don’t line up well with the gantry sides, but instead of coming over here right away I tried to force-screw the M5s in. Here’s the aftermath (I’m at the end of step 04 http://x-carve-instructions.inventables.com/step04/)
- Four screws went in perfect. Those were the first one on each side, on both the makerslides, so no alignment problems there.
- Three screws required a fair bit of strength to drive in but look “ok”. They went in at a slight angle, but ended up all the way in without too much trouble.
- The last screw is the one that’s getting me concerned (and making me second guess the other three that didn’t go in well). I couldn’t get it all the way in even with a lot of strength, and in the process I stripped the head :
Am I doing something stupid here? Is it to be expected that those parts (makerslides and gantry sides) may not mate perfectly? I was hoping it might be something to be expected because of the tapped holes.
Anybody else had that problem? Any idea?
What should I do if other parts don’t mate well?