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REALLY tight lead screw nut

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Rick in Tallahassee, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Rick in Tallahassee

    Rick in Tallahassee Well-Known
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  2. Franco Ponticelli

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    I had the same and it just worked perfectly and it was very smooth ... maybe an unfortunate defective nut?
     
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    Yes it will wear enough to be loose and your motor will be able to drive it
     
  4. Rick in Tallahassee

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    All is well. I put the acme screw in a drill and ran th nut back and forth for a while. It seems great now.
     
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    Glad to hear you sorted this out @Rick in Tallahassee I know that from the tapping proceed sometimes there is a little debris that get left in the tap thread and these and cause the threads to be tight. So running it back and forth with he drill is a great idea that may have helped to get these out.
    Thank you for posting the update
    Mark
     

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