Any chance of a simple flat bottom round puck type touch probe coming out? I have the Carbide touch probe but never really use the x and y function when probing… Maybe there’s one out there that is plug and play but I can’t find it. TIA
Any of them should work just fine. There’s nothing really fancy going on.
Unless you’re using Carbide Motion. You’ll need one that’s 25mm thick.
The Carbide touch probe is 22mm thick where the probe is measuring the Z height. The extra 3mm is the extra height on the two sides for indexing on the sides of the stock.
I only found this out by running across this probe on Amazon. Looks like a direct copy of the Carbide probe.
And there’s this on thingiverse as well. Dimensions of the touch probe and [rudimentary] PC board schematic.
EDIT: I’m right there with you. I have the Carbide touch probe, but I don’t use it. Mainly because I am still running CM V3, but also, 90% of my z-probing is not at a corner of my stock, but somewhere in the middle since I am usually clamping at the corners.
Isn’t the whole thing 25mm? And don’t you set the whole thing on top when only probing Z?
I actually don’t know. I assume you used the lip on the two sides to index it on the corner of the stock material. But since I am not using CM V4 I have never actually used it yet.
Neilferreri is correct the probe is 25mm thick when using it for Z only, it is 22MM thick when using for X, Y and Z.
In what way is the Carbide 3D Probe not working well for you? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to help.
I will say I struggle with Z height restrictions as my machine has a 3/4in waste board and after I add something 1in+ and a bit that has a longer protrusion to the router, there is no longer room for the probe. If there was a lower profile probe I would be all in, even if it was a Z only.
You can set the Probe on a conductive plate, Probe against the plate, and then adjust Z for the thickness of the Probe (25mm) and the plate.
You can use your own gcode to probe through the MDI if you insist on using Motion.
That’s one of the reasons I won’t use CM any more - I can use the probe in the middle of the stock when Z probing.
I bought one of the Kehuashina CNC Z-Axis Router Mill Touch Plate Mach3 Tool Setting Probe Milling plates. It’s kind of tall, about the same size otherwise as the carbide probe. I almost never use the x/y probe function. Did find that the sizes on the side of the probe are completely incorrect.
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