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Worth noting although this is metal it is still a soft aluminium and you can easily strip the thread if you force it at the start. A good tip is to reverse the screw intially until you hear a click, this is a good way for the thread to finds its start position. Then only using the short end of the Allen key as leverage tighten and with fingertip force only
This step took me 30 mins to build plus a little extra effort to file a little plastic off the carriage as it was a little too tight pulling the rods towards each other when the bearings are in place. I took just a little off to give a bit more room on the single linear bearing the resul is that it slides with a lot less resistance and hardly any noticeable play
First go out of the box took me 2 hrs to complete this step and this isn't my first 3d printer build. The M8 rods where tight in the printed parts so adjustment had to be done by rotating the rods as opposed to forcing it using the nuts. I did however ditch the supplied linear bearings in favour of the igus drylin linear bearings. It would be nice to have the bearings with a support that is less sensitive to crushing them as you tighten though. Overall I am really happy and really like that so much thought has gone into the detail and each part feels like it is real quality.
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