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Heat Set Insert Press

by adafruit May 8, 2019
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Awesome! Cant wait to put this together! Ive been dying trying to manually insert things things perfectly level to the ground!!! One question- for the roller carriage does it require M5x20 or M5x25 screws? I am ordering the hardware now!

Thanks again!

Thanks! Go with the M5x25, we updated the learn guide. Thanks for the screenshot! =]

I've found the soldering tips and soldering iron EU VAC on adafruit and Digikey who ship to europe. Adafruit will take 25 US-$ for shipping. Digikey will take 18 US-$ if the basket value is under 50 US-$ for shipping. The soldering Iron EU VAC is out of stock at Digikey but not at Adafruit. Do you know the soldering iron dimensions and is an alternative available? I've found the soldering iron on amazon for 90 US-$.

Could I use this soldering Iron? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VDPFLXY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A32E765QN32S9T&th=1

Nice design. A couple of comments regarding the specified components. (1) The heat set inserts from McMaster-Carr are a good fit for the holes in the 3D-printed parts. There are, however, many different types of M3 heat set inserts (e.g., many different outside diameters) some of which are too small and fall through the holes. It would be better if the specification included a minimum diameter for the inserts. (2) The M5x20 mm flat head screws are two short to fully engage the nylon locking part of the nuts. M5x25 would be better. After I finish assembly, I will post a picture.

Great design. But the dedicated tips (https://www.adafruit.com/product/4239) do not exist.