My version of the dial gauge holder for the ProperPrinting Quick change tool.
This version place the tip of the gauge on the exact same spot of the (stock hotend) nozzle when mounted on my Quick tool change for Alfawise U30 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3765276
It allows you to level the bed just in one corner, using the hotend mounted (place it exactly at the top of the set screw), then mount the dial gauge and set the other corners at the exact same height, very convenient and precise.
The holder has been designed to be perfectly printed without supports, the left side (looking at the front of the dial) on the print bed (see attached Cura image). Advised to use a brim to make sure it doesn't move.
You will need one 10mm (at least) M4 screw, with a nut.
It will work with any dial gauge with a 8mm shaft. The model I have (Silverline from Amazon) had a mount on the back which prevent to fix the gauge in the place I would like. So I designed a replacement rear cap for my gauge.
The cap has a sacrificial layer in the holes, just perforate it with a 2mm drill. Print it with the external side on the print bed (see attached Cura image).
Print it strong and rigid :
- 2mm top, bottom and walls.
- 20% infill gyroid
Use a brim.
Print without support, on the left side (see attached Cura images).