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X to Y Axis alignment/leveling tool

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X to Y Axis alignment/leveling tool by Thomllama Jul 28, 2016
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This is just a blatant copy/remake of an awesome little tool! Just a tad taller!

Original item - (red one in the images)

The original was great but for one thing, after I added a glass bed it ended up being shorter than the end stop for the Z axis. SO I made a slightly taller one.

Just did a write up and video on use of this tool...

what it does- It checks the alignment of the X axis rods to the rods in the Y axis to make sure they are square/level to each other. Use before leveling the bed to get a MUCH better and more accurate leveling.

Clip on the Y rods and lower BY HAND the Z down till the X rod just touches, go to other rod on Y axis and adjust..

never do this with power, you can severely damage the printer by bending the rods if you use the motors!!.


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Would printing 2 of them simplify the process a lot? I do something similar with a small rod, i have a screw in which i reference it and level it not against Y rods, but against frame.

Feb 6, 2017 - Modified Feb 6, 2017
Thomllama - in reply to truhlik_fredy

no.. these printers can be inaccurate even though it's a very small amount (reason we get things like Z-ribbing) when trying to adjust in micro amounts like this, having 2 tools even a hair different will likely throw you out some.

What about crosschecking, calibrate with 2, then swap them and confirm, if you feel difference, use just one. If it feels indentical even after swap it's probably good indication it might be accurate? I'm using 1 tools as well for accuracy reasons (and effort, to make 2 tools), but thinking out loud.

sure... I guess..