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Thread: User Preventative Maintenance

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Holly Springs, North Carolina

    Default User Preventative Maintenance

    Does anyone have details on routine prevenative maintenance that should be done on the shopbot (Buddy-32 in my case)? The response I got from tech support was way short of specifics (keep gears and pinions lubed).
    The unit shipped with a tube of lithium grease, allen wrenches and a steel wrench, but no instructions on where/when to apply it (I acknowledge opening up for questionable "grease point" comments). I don't want to run into major maintenance issues by ignoring the PM's, but by the same token I don't want to screw up the tool by doing it incorrectly.
    Any assistance would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    iBILD Solutions - Southern NJ


    Keep the racks & pinions wet with grease. If your racks (XY AND Z) are dry, I'll put money on your pinions being worn, degrading cut quality. They are only about $15 or so order up new ones if need be. Make sure grub screws are tight enough to bend the 1/8" allen key when you tighten them or they will loosen.

    Keep the rails & v-rollers clear & clean of debris.

    Adjust v-rollers using the eccentric nuts to keep light tension on the rails. Do not over-tighten.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    , On


    I bought a ratchet allen key that is really well made, can tighten them better than with an allen key alone.


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