Is it normal to have side to side movement with the machine torch holder it seems to be 1/16 of travel. I tried the hand torch mount and it has the same play. Don’t know if I am missing somthing or if this is considered normal. I have cut a few signs on 16g. There is some bevel but I am nowhere near dialed in with my settings. My very first cut on the machine was a 1’ plate, straight cut, for my hyd press and that came out really good. It had some bevel but I wouldn’t expect that thick steel to perfect and I didn’t notice the mount movement until recently so didn’t think twice to check if the cant of the torch coincided with the bevel.
I question I get a lot is, I just installed the cnc torch I got from you now I am getting bevel on my cuts. First thing I ask them have they adjusted the bearings on the THC mount. Most of the times they didn’t even know that they were adjustable or how to do it.
What’s keeping those capscrews on the red torch mount from getting tight? I can’t tell if you have the same washer set up as this drawing but you have a cap screw where they show a thumbscrew. SHouldn’t matter but it seems like it should get tight.
The thumb screw will not work with the machine torch. I believe that a cap screw came in the kit with the langmuir machine torch mount. It doesn’t matter how tight, within reason before the torch mount strap bends from too much pressure, I still get movement. To me it appears that the tolerance is too lose on the z axis slot. I tried the hand torch mount as well, same results. I
Well I cranked it down and that stopped the movement. I guess my theory was if I were using the thumb stud there would be no way I could bend that strap or get it tight enough without using a pliers or something and I didn’t want to take my day out on the screw and bust something. Thanks for your help.