So just ordered my X-carve ! As someone who has a mess of tools around I couldn’t justify spending the money on the tool kit BUT I can’t find a list of needed tools. Can anyone give me a list of the actual tools included?
I didn’t buy the tool kit, I had pretty much everything in my garage that I needed.
I did buy the crimper for the header pins, that was worth the money, and I didn’t have one.
You do NOT need the whole header pin “kit” that they offer though, just the crimper, or if you have to, use pliers or a butt-splice crimper. The one they sell definitely works better.
Things I can think of that you’ll need off the top of my head:
- Wire Ties
- Wire cutters, small
- Wire strippers
- Crimping tool
- Drill driver with assorted drill bits and driver bits
- Magnifying lenses, either stationary or head mounted (at least if you’re old like my, I used these
- Blue loctite
- Tap set, I used these from another forum post tap set
- Soldering iron
- a large workspace.
- Extra M5 x 50mm cap bolts and nylon insert nuts to do the stiffening mod from this forum post, for certain if you have the 1000 x 1000 machine.
- A selection of endmills and material, I got the started set from inventables, but ordered a bunch from Drillman1 on ebay.
- If you have the DeWalt (or other 110v router), and want to let the x-carve control it, the relay mentioned in this forum post works very well.
I’m sure there’s other stuff, but that’s it off the top of my head.
I believe the tap you need for the makerslides is M5x0.8.
You will also need:
-1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4 mm allen keys
-Like @KellyHickel said, blue loctite.
I highly recommend 16, 18, and 20 gauge ferrules (and ferrule crimper).
I’ve put out a couple videos you may be interested in, specifically Assembly Tips and X-Axis Modification: X-Carve Maintenance/Troubleshooting Videos - Add Your Own!
If you’re going to stiffen the Y axis, you can see how I did it in this thread: Y Axis Braces and Belt Dust Shield
This is what I was really looking for, seeing as I already have a m5 tap, a ton of m5 20mm cap screws and an easy way to drive them this is better than dealing with a torx driver and self tapping screws. What is used to attach the frame to the waste board?