does affect the measurements some but for my projects it has not been enough to cause issues. I mount the workpiece so more of the cutting is higher then normal to account for the lower home position.
I used a regular cable clamp on the chain and that also used up some chain length
Before answering I have to admit I’m lazy so I want the easiest way. One of the times I was putting the sled back on I dropped it and knocked my Z-axis motor lose. The was enough to motivate me to do the extra work to install the quick disconnects.
To say I’m a bit butterfingered at times is would be accurate.
Need electrical quick disconnect? Can you expand on what you mean by this? I at one time looked at a full snap in wiring harness using a card edge connector. Once I had most of it worked out I realized I really didn’t need it.
For electrical, use a rubber band instead of a zip tie on the z-axis motor wire and it’s pretty easy to remove if needed. The router shouldn’t need a quick disconnect, there’s no real reason to send its cord back towards the maslow board. In fact i’ve got my router cord plugged into an extension cord that’s looped through a bungee that is suspended from the ceiling, to prevent the cord/extension from dragging on the ground.
I’ve been using plastic zip ties to hold the cable going to the Z-axis motor so that the cable does not flex at the motor connection. I want to avoid issues with connector/wire fatigue at the motor connect. So when I remove the sled i’ve got to undo or cut the tie.
I was imagining a connector at the top of my work surface that i could disconnect the control wire. My driver board is mounted in a place that is hard to reach from the front of the machine
But Jatt answered with an great solution. Use a rubber band. That is so great that I’m embarrassed that i didn’t think of it.
The rubber bands that come in the kit on the standard motor cables are ideal to hold the Z axis cable to the motor housing when doubled up a few times. So you actually get everything you need in the kit still (mine came in March and I don’t think there was a ziptie, which is why I fell back to the elastic during setup).