Very out of square adjustments for HD 5

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Thomas.s.
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Very out of square adjustments for HD 5

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Hello,

I have had my hd 5 for about two weeks now and ran 3 projects so far to test everything out. I am now getting ready to set the squareness but it seems so far off that I’m not sure how I should approach this. It seems like the entire casing needs to be adjusted on the guide rails first?

There is nearly a 1/4 inch gap on one end while the right side pin touches

I cannot seem to find any pictures or videos on making this type of adjustment, and I did not want to start messing with parts before I got some advice... any input would be much appreciated! Thank you!
Tom
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TAW
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Re: Very out of square adjustments for HD 5

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Have you lined up a pc of material in line with the table and ran just a straight line carved next to edge of material to see how bad it really is?
you said you ran a few projects--- how did they turn out?

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Kayvon
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Re: Very out of square adjustments for HD 5

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TAW is on the right track. It may be as simple as correcting the tilt on your router once you've figured out how bad it is. Bill Z has a good description of how to measure and correct that here:

http://www.cncsharktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4684

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Re: Very out of square adjustments for HD 5

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My projects came out pretty well but they were small. The one larger v carving I noticed very faint lines for each pass. My initial thought was it was out of square... then the stl files I ran seemed to have come out almost perfect.

Next wave sent me a diagram and I have it set much better now. It’s within a 16th of an inch, but I have yet to run anything on it...it was much simpler than I thought it would be

I did not receive any type of in-depth manual when I received the machine which was kind of a bummer...thanks for the responses
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Re: Very out of square adjustments for HD 5

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Here is a link for what next wave sent me. Hopefully it can help someone else out in the future.
https://p13.zdusercontent.com/attachmen ... GHuTzB-_zA

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Kayvon
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Re: Very out of square adjustments for HD 5

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Those are beautiful! Nicely done.

Thomas.s.
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Re: Very out of square adjustments for HD 5

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Thank you! I can’t wait to start my next one. I now understand the addiction!

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