Set/Grub screws

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  1. Chase.Wichert

    Chase.Wichert Well-Known Member

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    I believe that thread locker is a must on all of the set/grub screws, I just did a 12 hour print and all the screws on my y axis loosened as well as on my x axis, I even had one fall out. So thread lock will be your friend.
     
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    Steven Burns Well-Known Member

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    Unless you use RED, thread lock is only useful metal to metal. I don't think it will do anything plastic to metal. At least I do not think it will.
     
  3. Chase.Wichert

    Chase.Wichert Well-Known Member

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    These are metal to metal, I think nearly every connection on BB is metal to metal
     
  4. Hans C.

    Hans C. Well-Known Member

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    In which case Loctite Blue is probably your best choice, since it allows disassembly.
     
  5. Chase.Wichert

    Chase.Wichert Well-Known Member

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    Yup, that's what I used, what weird and confusing is that mine is in a red container... But it is Blue
     
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    Rob Heinzonly Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip !
     
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    Dont let the blue lock tight touch acrylic parts or any color it will find any imperfection in holes and expand cracking them. If it was me i would use CA glue in such a small amounts it will work the same.
     
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    Chase.Wichert Well-Known Member

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    Now that I did not know, I got a little bit on the frame but wipe it off as best I could, luckily no cracking happened
     
  9. George Dossett

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    I work on industrial stuff for the big 4 and if you drill a hole then use lock tight it might take a day but the holes explode.
    I have never used laser cut holes so it might be fine.
     

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