The actual MOUNTING of the Makita RT0701C using the thingiverse tool mount…

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    Christopher
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    I have a regular ol’ gantry with the regular ol’ blank tool mount plate.
    I printed a Makita RT0701C trim router tool holder from here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1759272.
    The back of the tool holder mates perfectly with that z-axis mounting plate, HOWEVER, I’m trying to figure out how to actually ATTACH the two together? The back of the plate has the hex-nuts glued in and so it SHOULD be screwed in from the front. BUT the tool holder’s holes are not really accessible behind the round holder to put screws in… Just enough room for hex-nuts.
    Has anyone else used this tool mount and solved this issue?
    I’m THINKIN’ of just drilling some pilot holes and screwing the tool mount directly into the CNC’s printed blank mount plate. Thoughts?
    #119412

    Turbinbjorn
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    I don’t know if I misunderstand your issue, but would an angled ratchet screwdriver work on the outer screws?

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    #119436

    Dui, ni shuo de dui
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    That’s clearly not a really good design, but if you look at the thingiverse page you can see that apparently the designer intended to put the screws from the back of the tool holder plate. He designed his own version of the tool holder, without the shapes for the nuts.

    So I’d say in your case, if you don’t want to re-print a tool holder, just find a way to remove the nuts you glued and insert the screws from behind. There is no real need for gluing them in the first place by the way πŸ˜‰

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    Christopher
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    Thanks for the suggestion! Well… yeah.

    Ryan’s suggestion is what I went by, re the dab o’ glue. But I see what you mean. πŸ™‚

    I suspect that, in time, I’ll decide on a swappable, quick-change tool mount of some sort. πŸ™‚

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    #119499

    Christopher
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    Yes. I guess PART of the issue is that I picked up screws (the black tool steel version) that had a SLIGHTLY bigger head on them then most others that size and so it was just a tad more effort in JAMMING the screws in, in that tight corner.

    I think I need to invest in a nice set of “ball-head” Allen wrenches. Preferably with a ball-head at both ends. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for your suggestion!

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    c0
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