Spent some time in the shop this afternoon trying to fix up the precision leadscrews for both the x and y axes. The process was simple enough except for the smaller hole size on the Super Gibs for the fastening wire. Had to enlarge the holes slightly. Some play observed on x but let's see if its serious enough after some trial cuts.
As usual, some pics.
|Table, saddle, and motor mount were stripped off and the base cleaned.|
|Placing the new saddle on the base to mark out the new Super Gib.|
|Sawing off the excess on both ends.|
|The holes provided are too small for the stock wire.|
|Enlarging the hole a little.|
|Another problem encountered: the hole for the wire came too shallow. It was drilled a little deeper.|
|As the new leadscrews are much bigger than the stock, adapters are provided to rise the motor mounts on both x & y.|
|Both screws mounted. I didn't take pics of the installation of the antilash nuts on the leadscrews and the table as I was very frustrated with fixing up the wire and the gibs.|
Some videos of tests done:
Moving saddle by hand to see if the gib is set too tight. You can see the cut I have on my middle finger. This was from trying to fix up the cable to stream video from my iPhone to the roof mount LCD player in my car.
Simple backlash test:
I'll be doing more test to see if the play on the x axis would create some problem.