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Offline Gareth52

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accurately measure z axis movement
« on: December 07, 2012, 06:00:25 AM »
Hi, My machine is working very well for general use. However, I have recently been trying to v-carve pictures in wood with limited success. Since the max depth of cut is .04", I probably need to set up my z axis more precisely. Obviously, I cannot do this with the steel rule I have been using up to now.

What type of measuring instrument to I need to measure distance precisely?

Thanks,
Gareth
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Re: accurately measure z axis movement
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 06:17:13 AM »
Gareth,
A dial indicator is usualy used.
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Re: accurately measure z axis movement
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 07:04:14 AM »
Thanks Rich---- I have ordered 1

Best regards.
Gareth
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