Should we better use something like this?
I have managed to find the z-axis parts he has put on.
IMHO it looks decently enough, if the frame could keep up with the load.
-The 100mm z-axis on amazone.
Be aware: it has a small NEMA17 only.
From my experience the SFU leadscrews on my build are very fluid.
They have almost no selflocking ability.
It would do better with a NEMA23 and a more powerfull motor driver then.
Update: There is no adjustment, at least not the easy way.
They have NO excentric nuts/bolts with this axis.
STUPID CHINEESE FOLKS. Pain in the ass.
Send them to Mars or Pluto.
They mess on EACH and EVERY thing ,even the smallest possible piece, a single detail at least one time.
Look for something similar to this excentric spacer (OpenBuilds)
There is mount, for the Komatsu router (Makita clone)
This is the hypothetical mount that puts the Makita RT0700 together with the small Eleksmaker z-axis.
I have no Makita router, no Eleksmaker z-axis. so, it will never appear on my desk.
Similar to the things:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2801088 (derived the block from the plates)
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2009662 Makita mount for XCarve (the router clamp)
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3365534 500watt spindel mount
The small z-axis can be used on small Eleks/Bangood CNC mill or Eleks laser machines.
The build tutorial has many details:
It is up to you to find out if it works.
A video on Youtube has shown a very similar design.
Let me know if it works for you.
For small loads it might be capable enough.
I'm sceptical about stiffyness and regidity, because of the heavy wight of the Makita router attached to the front side of the x-rail.
There is almost no counterwight on the back of the x-axis.
If it urges you, the design can be changed:
- the face plate holds the router clamp
- the mount block (lose or solid) connects the face plate with z-axis rods
it has two version, choose one from
-a composed (two plates and a bar, srewed together) requires more screws
but it can be printed out easily.