Protect That Lead Screw!
In earlier threads, I had mentioned the vulnerabilties of the lead screws sticking out on the Crossfire Pro. Today I finally got around to making a guard for the right side of my table, but not without an issue or two. When tool pathing in Sheet cam I deleted a few tabs with the back button and didn’t notice till it was to late…
Break out the welder and all better. But not before going and fixing the mistake in the file.
I used 12 guage steel, with 1/2" tabs. Should have used 3/8" tabs for easier bending. Used a cut off wheel to take some metal out and bent by hand. Test fit her, then back to the welder to secure the angles.
FIts like a glove, but, you should check your bolt spacing and tweak the file if needed, or enlarge the holes slightly. Mine was 27 1/16"
I’ll be posting the file on Fireshare for those interested in protecting that lead screw with a guard. Just flip and do the left side too.
More pics on my FB page…
Now I feel safe walking around that side.