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Z-axis steps are off

Hello everyone,

I am a bit at a loss here. For some reason, the increments of my machine’s Z-Axis are wrong.
When I raise the bit 1 cm, it actually raises it 1.8 cm… Any idea what is happening and how to
fix this…?

Kind regards,
Rens

Hi Rens,

It seems like you selected the wrong rod during the set-up. Not the threaded rod but the one with the belt. Can you give this a try?

Kind regards,
Rens

Hi Rens,
It sounds like Rens might be on to something. If that is not your issue, you’ll want to check your $102 value and compare to the defaults for your machine (X-Carve?). The final step would be to calibrate the Z steps/mm ($102).

You need to calibrate your machine. It actually very easy to do. Here is a video on how to do it