Yet Another Solidoodle Thumb Screw

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Yet Another Solidoodle Thumb Screw by jon_bondy Dec 16, 2012
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I found that all of the other thumb screws that were offered were difficult to print, because they all had overhangs. This design is simple to print (with no overhangs) and very simple to use.


Print 3 of the thumb screws and then thread them onto the screws on the underside of your Solidoodle printer. You may want to use some acetone or Duco Cement on the threads. If the thumb screws do not "grab", you can use a little super glue. Do not thread the thumb screws on too far: leave yourself enough room for adjustment. The thumb screws are especially useful if you are printing with a glass plate over the original bed.

Some people had problems with the printer bottoming out because the knobs were too tall, so I now provide a version without the "cone".

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Works great on SD3. No glue needed, just hold the wrench on top of the bolt to stop it from turning while you thread the thumb screw on the bottom of the bolt. Stays nice and tight on it's own. Makes leveling bed SO MUCH EASIER and FASTER!

friken awesome! good job

i am not using super glue... but some day I may have to