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I had some difficulties to get the wade screw ready properly. I tried the tap-method but was not successful so I decided to try the teeth version. This "thing" will show a method to get a desired amount of teeth into the bolt and how to divide the surface of this screw into exactly same sized teeth.
You will find all about the wade extruder here:
...and here on Thingiverse:
Can actually also be used on other similar extruder designs.
Wade Screw (M8 screw or piece of threaded rod can be used):
this is a bit tricky.. I did it by clamping it to some support jigs. I leave the table of the drill press lose (not screwed in position) hanging on lowest level. like this I can centre the dremel once on my wade-screw and each time I pull the table to the screw it will hit the same position.
Please mind: This screw design need well tightened nuts because it tries to unscrew itself out of the extruder. Use two nuts or a locknut to fix it in your extruder.
Transport screw workaround for wade extruder by elk is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
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