3 thoughts on “universal I adjustable bed teardown

  1. Alex Brooks - December 2, 2007

    I didn’t machine the bed, so i left everything as it was and didn’t have to re-calibrate. I was considering machining the bed, and was considering how i’d get the dial adjusted accordingly, but I decided to put everything back together so I could print again.

    The hardest part was climbing all over the press to get leverage [the press is a little too close to the wall] and at one point I actually sat inside the main casting. I also accidentally advanced the carriage past the gear rack and had to re-position the cylinder correctly – but that only took a couple of minutes.

    After cleaning thoroughly, I wiped everything down with machine oil and used lithium grease for all of the rails. What was a very difficult and aggravating part of my press experience is now like a dream.

  2. The Arm NYC - December 2, 2007

    Good work, Alex! You’ll be glad you did it! You shouldn’t need to calibrate it unless you moved the ruler. Even then, just put it back where it was. You can probably see the marks.

  3. Paul Moxon, Moderator - November 30, 2007

    Congratulation Alex! You’re fearless, but please tell us more about your adventure. Did you any have trouble calibrating it? What did you use to lubricate it?

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