Y Axis Rails & Stiffeners
Z Axis Kit
SKU
Name
Qty
30870-01
Stiffener
8
30873-01
Stiffener Hardware Kit
1
** The stiffeners are packed into the bottom of the Z-axis kit box and all the hardware bags along with the raisers are right next to it. Z-Axis is wrapped in foam and placed on top of the stiffeners, risers and hardware.
Rail Kit
SKU
Name
Qty
25142-11
MakerSlide
2

Install stiffeners

Stiffener Hardware Kit
SKU
Name
Qty
M5x8mm Button Head Screw
48
M5 Tee Nut Twist On
48
30870-01
Stiffener
8
Remove protective paper from both sides of all 8 stiffeners
Using a 3mm hex key, install 6 M5 x 8 Button head screws and 6 M5 twist on tee nuts onto each stiffener, as shown below. Be sure to thread the screws on the top in the opposite direction as below t allow the stiffener to attach to the base and Y axis makerslide.
Slide the twist on tee nuts at the base of each stiffener into the wasteboard frame as shown below. Once all twist on tee nuts are in the waste board extrusion channel, tighten each of the M5x8mm button head screws with a 3mm hex key until the stiffener is tight to the MDF and waste board extrusion.
Repeat this process, installing 4 stiffeners on each side of the waste board.
Once all stiffeners have been installed and are tight, double check that your X-Carve looks like the below gif, and that on twist on tee nuts on the top sides of each stiffener are on the outsides of the machine.

Install Makerslides

Rail Kit
SKU
Name
Qty
25142-11
MakerSlide
2
Orient the Makerslide such that the wide edge with 2 tee nut channels faces the middle of the machine, and the opposite wide edge with a single channel is facing the outside of the machine. Note the orientation of the Makerslide in the below image (Y1 axis, left side of the machine.
Note the tee nut channel on the outside will be on the bottom per the below gif.
Repeat this process on the other side with the other Makerslide, note the orientation of the makerslide in the image below (Y2 axis, right side).
You should have 2 makerslides (Y1 and Y2) and 1 wide makerslide (X). The 20mm extrusions may be packed with the makerslide. You'll need to slide them off to separate them or gently tap them with a rubber mallet. Be careful not to damage the v-groove.
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