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Z Height Jig

by Duke_S Sep 17, 2017
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The whole idea of auto bed leveling is to ajust the first layer to make the bed level thereafter so the artifects you have seen won't have been caused by a slightly warped bed.
Everyone is entitled to thier own opinion but don't discard or discredit what you have not tried.

Thanks for the constructive criticism. You make good points. I changed my wording to not be so dismissive of auto bed leveling.

Auto bed leveling is nothing to do with Z axis hight being equal, some beds come warped and are not flat so auto leveling is a must.I just use a small bit of dowel rod to level my Z axis

Yeah, i was probably a bit to stong in dissing auto bed leveling. Compensating for warped beds is a major advantage of auto bed leveling. It also allows you to hit print with a little less fuss regardless. I am still may go that route on my next printer. Guess that could make me a looser. ;-) But my current printer is good enough without it that I wont bother. The bed is flat and only the dual z motor thing causes me any issues and thus my measuring stick.
I think that one should fix/replace a warped bed instead relying on compensation too heavily. I've seen images of some odd print artifacts caused by it. The printer manufacturers like it because it allows them to get away with lower quality beds and keeps prices a bit lower. It is still largely an electronic kludge for mechanical deficiencies in my opinion.

thank you
this is what I've need for a while.