I’m almost there! These small set screws get loose then the shaft stops turning. I can’t seem to keep them tight. I even adjusted the V rollers thinking they may have been too tight ? I hope I don’t have to change the shaft now?
What happens if you have to take it apart ?
and thats not in the instructions ?
Thanks where can I get those ?
Thank you Bob
Yes building the x-carve and I need to replace those small set screws on the pully attached to the ACME Lead screw.
I too was concerned about trying to get those tiny set screws out if I used loctite. I decided to grind a small flat spot on the shaft and seated the set screw against it. I have removed and reinstalled the pulley several times for various things but have never had it slip when using even though there is no loctite.
BUT the next time I remove it I will be going with a cap screw. Just makes more sense than the sets. But still I think a flat spot is the best solution in conjunction with the cap screw.
One can also grind a flat spot on the shaft so the screw enter deeper and locking it in better. Use Loctite (blue) still, good practice with any screw on something that vibrates
Lowes, Home Depot or Ace Hardware all have them.
Thanks Stacey !!!