Hex stand-off below heated bed

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  1. Rob Heinzonly

    Rob Heinzonly Well-Known Member

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    I did my first Orange Benchy print today, and well.... I'm satisfied. Now that my printer is officially Commissioned, is it still necessary to leave the gap between the hex-stand-offs on the corners of the heated bed ? It seems silly not to tighten them now...
     
  2. Paul Seccombe

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    That's for manual bed leveling. I have spent a little time trying to minimise how much work the auto bed traming has to do.
     
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    Hmmm. I have read the Greg-comment, and combined with the comment of Paul Seccombe, I think I understand what to do. First level the bed manually with the stand-offs, and after that do the 9-point semi-auto-leveling. Thanks.
     
  5. Mike Kelly

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    Yeah a gap is fine as long as you tighten down the top screw to the hex nut after doing the leveling. That will keep it rigid enough
     
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    Finally got round to reviewing the build manual and this is why I have a problem with the brass lead screw nuts touching the top. I screwed down the hexes all the way. Great news. Will unscrew.
     

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