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Aluminum router clamp r2002 or 3.5” diameter router


#1

1 5/8” channel with 4” aluminum tube and some 5mill thick shims to make it snug. 1/16” shims could be used with a more standard 3.5” diameter router (porter cable, Milwaukee etc)

Here is my question what is best way to keep the router in place? I was originally going to cut a slit and use a t bolt hose clamp. But now I’m thinking a simple tapped hole with thumb set screw.

Original plan was to 3D print the router clamp but getting it made out of metal is only a few dollars more and makes more sense with a name like metal Maslow. :slight_smile:


#2

Glorious! Makes the conversion to a solid, precise z axis look much simpler than I thought.
Thanks for sharing the success!


#3

The R22002 has a set screw /alignment pin that protrudes from the body about 1/16
I filed mine off. But I might take a saws all and make a groove on the inside of the tube so you would not need to file it off. It would also act as anti rotation point


#4

If you slit the tube for the hose clamp approach, would the pin fit in th slot?


#5

Would it be possible to share the build of material for the z-axis sled pictured above? Your idea here is fantastic and I think if you share the BOM with others, you might get a lot of help in figuring out an elegant solution.


#6

200mm C beam from aliexpress $45
Piece of channel
Piece of tube
Are the main 3 pieces
You will also need some triangular or L brackets to support the backside and the 3-D printed motor mount from the community garden files

And yes if I slit the tube. The groove would be wide enough for the protrusion to slide in


#7

Here is a 208.85 C-beam c-beam from Alibaba.

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Which pitch (Size:) matches the Rigid router’s pitch?


#8

3.17 is the ridged default. so the 2mm will be about 30% slower and the 8mm will be about 2.6x faster, assuming you are using the same slow original z axis motor. A lot of people are upgrading to a faster motor. orginal motor was slow with high torque, but if you are using a pro z axis, they glide very smooth so a high torque is not needed.


#9

An 8mm pitch will move farther per unit revolution of the motor than the 2mm pitched screw. Does anyone know what the distance moved per smallest rotation of the sprocket?

Thanks,