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    Default Carrier chain arrived today ... wow

    Ordered this a few days back from Amazon and it arrived today..

    I can only say it is of Excellent Quality for those of you who might need a 3 meter piece of it for your Y axis.

    I would suppose two pieces would be needed for an 8 foot X axis. Opens up easily for the wires. Quite a bargain.


    https://www.amazon.com/LMioEtool-Pla...%2C152&sr=8-29
    The decimal point seems to be the most important on the z axis... x & y not so much....
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    I thought I should at least post a photo of the final carrier chain assembly.
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    The decimal point seems to be the most important on the z axis... x & y not so much....
    ShopBot... Where even the scraps and things you mess up and throw away are cool....

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    looks good, I keep saying I need to do this for my X axis.
    Daniel E.
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    Looks great! The price is "ridikerusly" lower than what many of us paid back in the day...
    "Once a person moves away from the computer and CNC some of the most important work begins." ~Joe Crumley

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    Default only 6 chains left

    Seems to be only 6 chains left at that $25 price.

    When you install it, move the Y to the zero position before attaching the stationary end of the chain ... that way you can do in right the first time....

    https://www.amazon.com/LMioEtool-Pla...%2C152&sr=8-29
    The decimal point seems to be the most important on the z axis... x & y not so much....
    ShopBot... Where even the scraps and things you mess up and throw away are cool....

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    How did you attach the chain to the shopbot?
    Daniel E.
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    Vacuum Table w/ 2 Fein vacs
    Aspire 9.0

    What I do when I don't mess up wood: http://www.pathhome.net

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    Default Chain Attachment

    Attached the carrier chain to the Y car with a small hardwood shelf about 4x 2 1/2 ... one does have to drill a few small holes in the Y car to attach.

    The aluminum below / for holding the track was an old upper track from a window blind.
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    The decimal point seems to be the most important on the z axis... x & y not so much....
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    I think my PRS Alpha was among the first to get the echain as included equipment. When I ordered my machine back in 2012, the echain wasn't standard. I didn't know anything about it at the time but when I got the machine and started hooking it up, I realized how important the echain would be so I called Diane (she used to be the sales person at SB) and ordered one. I think the price was pretty high, more than $500 for the two chains and trough carrier. I received the parts a few days later and a note from Diane that Shopbot decided to include the echain and the echain trough as standard equipment for the PRS Alpha. I didn't get charged. Very nice!

    Seven and a half years later and the machine is still going strong. The echain is a required bit of kit in my book.
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