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65mm Router/Spindle Clamp

by AnthonyB Jul 17, 2014
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Hi!

I made a coy of this awesome desing, thank you Anthony!... i only have one comment, for the 65mm_clamp_v2 desing is much better to rotate 90 º X-Axis order to improve the quality of the piece...i have a very good piece in this way.

Regards!

Hi, thanks for the kind words. The way you printed the part (rotated) is the way I had intended, it will give you a much more robust part. There was a quirk when I exported the STL from ProE which shifted the axis. When I made mine I rotated the model in Slic3r. Unfortunately, I don't have the original design files to fix the axis orientation.
Cheers
Anthony

Hello!

This looks great, but I can't use it on an OX with a 20x40 Z axis, as it's too wide and interferes with the axle screws (and nuts). Can you upload the work files so we can tweak them as needed?

Or just make the base 50mm wide instead of 60mm?

I really like your bracket much more than the one I designed. It seems much more secure, and a bit more rigid. Mine's just a cradle with a couple hardware straps.

Thank you!

I designed this part in ProE, if you are able to edit this type of file I am happy to upload the design files.

In any case, I made an adjustment to the model to suit 2040 extrusion, the width at the base is 45mm and the mounting hole spacing revised to suit 2040 also.

Hope this helps

Cheers
Anthony

Nope, I can't use ProE. Thank you so much for adding the updated model!

Hi, does this hold the router stable? is there any play? cheers

Hi,
The clamp secures quite firmly onto my router, with the screws tightened I can not move the router within the clamp at all.
In terms of tool tip movement it will never be as rigid as a metal tool holder, it comes down to what you are trying to do, if you need precision to the nth mm it may not be what you need, I use my machine mainly to cut wood and plastic and I have no issues.
Cheers
Anthony

Hey Greg,
I added a version of the mount with 20x40 hole spacing to suit 40mm wide extrusion.
Cheers
Anthony

Great, thanks :-)

Hi, I've just ordered a Shapeoko2, and it looks like the extrusions are 20x40. Can you adjust the holes for this please, or upload the design files so I can? Cheers, Greg

ps, I have been scratching my head trying to figure out where I've seen your name before. Turns out I bought one of your i3 printer kits about 18 months ago, it's still working very well :)

Cool, glad you're getting good use from it (I sometimes wonder if half the kits I sell just end up sitting there as people never get round to putting them together or using them - I'm certainly guilty of this) :-)