I’m having some issues on my s3.
I was milling some aluminium today - and was getting allot of chatter - after a minute it got so bad the machine spun out. Luckily nothing was damaged other than a clamp.
I went on to inspect and found my X axis carriage was loose - usually I would just rotate up the eccentric nuts - however after 360 degrees the V wheels were barely gripping.
I then took the whole carriage off - and tried to lower the top V wheels a fraction lower - with no luck.
I went on to replace the V wheels, eccentric nuts to no avail - whilst the carriage is on the tracks and wheels spin when you move the carriage, a finger gently on the wheel will stop it. Even on it’s tightest setting.
I’m at a bit of a loss as to what it could be - I’ve always struggled to tighten the x carriage wheels to a suitable tension. There is no obvious damage to the screw holes or the plate.
I was wondering if I should fit eccentric nuts to the top of the carriage, but not sure if it’s a suitable/good idea.
I’ve emails C3D, but I figured I’d also ask you guys.