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How tight to make the drive rubber on the extruder?
 STARTT   Started by Daniel DeOlden   2017-06-26 00:59:09 +01:00   Comments: 5    Viewed: 2111

  1. Daniel DeOlden
    Daniel DeOlden Member Chino
    I have it fairly loose but it makes the print a little wobbly.  Tried tightening it way down and then it pulls the whole machine off a little and the bars come out the side.


    Here is an image of the STARTT at the side where if I tighten it too much the 2 bars come out of the 3D printed part that holds the extruder on.  I was thinking of getting ametal plate and screwing it over so that I could tighten it down and not have the bars come out of the plastic any further then they are supposed to.
    Daniel DeOlden, 2017-06-26 00:59:09 +01:00
  2. Tim Morris
    Tim Morris Member
    I just put screws into the plastic next to the rods. It's crude but it works.

    Tim Morris, 2017-06-26 20:26:00 +01:00
    Attached files : DSC04281.JPG
  3. Daniel DeOlden
    Daniel DeOlden Member Chino
    Thanks - I will do the same.  I need the drive to be tighter so I  get less wobble in the prints and that should do it.
    Daniel DeOlden, 2017-06-26 22:36:22 +01:00
  4. Norm Huntley
    Norm Huntley Member
    You can download files from Timothy Hoogland's web site for new idlers with adjustable X belt tensioner. Also for the Y belt. I have them on my printers
    Norm Huntley, 2017-06-27 13:12:01 +01:00
  5. Daniel DeOlden
    Daniel DeOlden Member Chino
    thanks - those will definitely help.  downloaded
    Daniel DeOlden, 2017-06-27 18:57:47 +01:00
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