Will a zip tie work?

My oh my :man_facepalming:

Used ca glue since the other 2 are intact and bracket goes over.

Pretty sure this was the culprit. Chamfer on the end of rod was off and left a bur

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No, well it might work as a placeholder until a replacement arrives but let’s get you a new one. Shoot an email with your address to Anna@maslowcnc.com and we’ll get you a new one in the mail.

Did it happen in shipping or while assembling it?

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Warning: Mansplaining alert - you probably know all of this stuff already…

CA glue is awesome under tensile loads but performs very poorly for lateral forces (relevant here) and tortional forces.

CA glue plus a zip tie would be a good starting point.

If you have a flat sandwich press, then you can easily melt HDPE plastic to a temperature where it can be pushed in to act as a brace. Use silicon gloves and various tools to handle the plastic once it is ‘plastic’.

It’s also possible to do plastic welding, but I would strongly recommend practicing on other plastic parts and other less important parts of the sled first before attempting a key fixture like this.

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Because of the compression of the sleeve that goes around it it will probably work OK with that part just lose in there (again, just as a place holder until a replacement arrives)

Seems like! The recess feels to be where the stability is.

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Thanks Bar!

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Chopsticks work great on the lock nuts!(had to whittle a bit to make just right)

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Good tip (pun intended :wink: )

All set! 5.5 hrs for full assembly :sweat_smile:, connected to home network, z down and belts retracted!


I think that makes you the first! :tada::clap:

I just released the first firmware and if you update at least the index.html file you will get some nice UI improvements :grinning:

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Followed those instructions last night. Downloaded and pushed the 3/7(yesterday’s) release from github!!

By the way…holy bolt count :flushed::rofl:


This is really exciting! Now that it’s built, do you know what your first cuts are going to be? Did you make a frame?

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Yes it is @tjb , i plan to cut blast gates for my shop dust control first.
The final frame is still questionable. I plan on starting horizontally w concrete anchors and 1 inch insulation (8ft x12ft | 3 boards)
then border the work piece the same thickness insulation to level the transition.
Whatever I decide for my final, it will include a torsion box to keep the workpiece flat and level to the anchor points


I had the same broken tab and rod bur, but I noticed the breakage before assembly. I fully assembled using the loctite to keep the tab in place during clamping procedure.The rigidity of the machine is quite impressive, @bar ! I think the make or break will be breakage depth at the tab(s). The honeycomb stiffeners will probably leave enough of a seat for the rod end for me, however.

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I’m glad to hear that you were able to assemble everything anyway, but DM me your address and I’ll send you a new one so you have a backup. I think that going forward we are going to pack the sled differently to protect those parts and your feedback is really really helpful for that.

Wow 5.5 hrs for assembly!? They should sell them preassembled with router for a higher price. Lol.

Epoxy putty would easily fix that. $6 @ walmart. https://www.walmart.com/ip/J-B-Weld-SteelStik-Steel-Reinforced-Epoxy-Putty-Stick-2oz/137106331?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=3371&adid=22222222278137106331_117755028669_12420145346&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=501107745824&wl4=pla-306310554666&wl5=9009970&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=137106331&wl13=3371&veh=sem_LIA&gclsrc=aw.ds&&adid=22222222238137106331_117755028669_12420145346&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=501107745824&wl4=pla-306310554666&wl5=9009970&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=137106331&veh=sem&gad_source=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz_m6iNTqhAMVvWFHAR12zwsQEAQYAyABEgIwKfD_BwE