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Old 03-22-2018, 05:27 PM
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Default A different stop for my SSRK

I never was real impressed with the X-axis stop for the SSRK. I felt it was too fidgety. I modified mine some, but was still not satisfied. Today I made a different style stop. Here you see both stops.

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Here is the stop off the track.

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This is the modified 1/4" hex bolt that attaches the stop. I reduced the diameter of the shaft below the head with the bolt in the drill press and turning while I attacked it with my rotary tool.

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And here the body of the stop.

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Old 03-27-2018, 07:35 PM
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I haven't had any experience with stops and the SSRK, but I think I get what you mean about "fidgety".

Necking down a 1/4" bolt had never occurred to me. A good idea to file away, so to speak.

Pawing through my assortment of miscellaneous fasteners, I see that the square part of what I think is an 8-32 carriage bolt would fit well in the slot, though the head would need some trimming.

The one concern I'd have about your stop would be the leverage on the slot lip if the stop gets hammered somehow, but I guess you'd know if that was an actual issue in your application. You could of course always make a longer stop with two bolts.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:22 PM
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If you hit it hard enough with the SSRK base to move it, you are doing something very wrong.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:21 AM
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...Yeah, probably. Wouldn't be the first time...
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:43 AM
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I just meant that the prototype is very stable and would not move, except maybe with a hammer.
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:41 PM
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Maybe I should have added a winking smiley to make my intent clear...

Anyway, I appreciate the added info about how it grips. Just looking, I'd expect it to bite well and strongly resist slippage.

There are of course other potential uses for things that grip the track edge. For example, with two anchors one can rig up various things to stabilize a track section relative to a table without using a bridge. Works if the track isn't tippy on the material to be cut. I've used binder clips and a ball bungee, but it would have been better with something that locked into position.
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I just meant that the prototype is very stable and would not move, except maybe with a hammer.
Dik,
I was thinking to change the top ridge of the track and make it like a t-track.
The new gen, tracks can use that.
The current tracks can use your design.
Many uses for the side T-track.
To be honest....I don't really like the one that we offer now.
works but not without taking it easy and the Allen key can get lost.

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Old 04-02-2018, 03:25 PM
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Wouldn't that weaken the middle of the track? The current width of the opening would barely work with a 1/4 hex bolt head and would be easily deformed by over tightening. You would have to lose the middle connector socket due to stiffening with another horizontal element below the t-slot.
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Wouldn't that weaken the middle of the track? The current width of the opening would barely work with a 1/4 hex bolt head and would be easily deformed by over tightening. You would have to lose the middle connector socket due to stiffening with another horizontal element below the t-slot.
Hi Dik.
Imagine the top of the ridge moved 1/2" bellow.
The tightening of the stop can be done with a knob.
pulling up instead of sideways. avoiding deformation.
The same time we can use the center T-track for more.

Looks like ez must start a new method that is better received by all.
With all copy-cats ....ez has to change the direction of the traksaws
and create a Hybrid system.

Always with backwards comparability to make sure
that no ez customer is left behind and forced to spend thousands again.

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Old 06-09-2018, 06:30 PM
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Okay, my idea works if the stops are not over the workpiece, otherwise, it is difficult to tighten the nut without scarring the workpiece. From now on, I'll only use the new stops when they are not over the workpiece.
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