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The ears and upper track brackets are for mounting our boot to the HDZ X/Z Carriage of your Shapeoko CNC.
You'll need an M5 hex key for this step. (not included)
Tip 1: All of our mounting brackets are 3d printed plastic. Avoid using drills or drivers to install... hand screw everywhere possible to prevent the plastic from stripping.
Tip 2: I purposely kept the ears/brackets tight against the HDZ, but this means you may need to slightly twist the X limit switch away from the HDZ so it hits the side plate prior to our brackets.
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In the box you'll find two HDZ support brackets
with screws and plates.
No tools are required for this step.
Tip: When setting up for cuts, you can loosen the thumb screw just enough for the support arm to slide along the bracket without removing it completely. This allows you to adjust the height of the boot to fit your needs of each cut.
Note: You may need to take a metal file to the piece of the support arm that fits into the upper brackets track. Doing so will help the support arm easily slide up/down the track bracket.
This is a step you'll be repeating often and is extremely easy to do.
Tip 1: The magnets will do most of the work, thus very little force is required to properly seat the boot.
Tip 2: It is handy to gently squeeze both support arms together to ensure the boot is fully seated.
Tip 3: If you need to adjust the position of the boot within the support arms, you'll need an M3 hex key. Loosen the two screws on each side wing slightly and adjust as needed.
The boot is useless without a dust collection system...
Tip 1: Hold the boot with one hand and the hose/adapter with the other. Gently push them together until they're well seated.
Tip 2: If the included hose adapter doesn't fit your collector, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help.
Tip 3: I'm told the adapter is a tight fit, especially in the winter. You may need to take a hair dryer to your hose in order to properly insert the adapter.
This step is completely optional.
Tip: Leaving the face shield off gives your filming equipment the perfect clean view while cutting.
Warning: I am aware of an issue in which the face can tilt upwards when moving across high profile clamps. The face does not come off when this happens, only tilt upwards and back down when the clamp has passed.