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Ezra
12-09-2010, 07:31 PM
Hi Guys,

Is there a touch sensor that I can put between my bit and the Corian Im carving in too. Ive been using a feeler gauge and have been going back-n-forth as I lower the Z-axis, somewhat time consuming.

Something mechanical, not interested in hooking it up to a computer.

Thank You

CarveOne
12-09-2010, 08:01 PM
Hi Guys,

Is there a touch sensor that I can put between my bit and the Corian Im carving in too. Ive been using a feeler gauge and have been going back-n-forth as I lower the Z-axis, somewhat time consuming.

Something mechanical, not interested in hooking it up to a computer.

Thank You

There are LED and dial gauge types of zero setters (http://www.insize.com/products/tools/finder,zero%20setting/3%20ZERO%20SETTER.php) available. You just lower the Z axis at a slow rate until the LED lights up or the dial just starts to move. The link above shows both styles.

CarveOne

jalessi
12-09-2010, 08:01 PM
Ezra,

Edge Technology Products makes a nice tool setter for about $60.00

Pro Touch Off Gage (http://www.edgetechnologyproducts.com/pro-touch-off-gage.html)

Jeff...

jalessi
12-09-2010, 08:04 PM
There is a import on eBay for $30.00

Dial Z Axis Setter Brand New - eBay (item 140487595116 end time Dec-14-10 00:14:35 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/Dial-Z-Axis-Setter-Brand-New-/140487595116?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b5b6946c#ht_3047wt_1140)

CNC-Joe
12-14-2010, 03:03 PM
Ezra,

I know you didn't want to do anything with electronics - but if you see how easy it is to do this - and how well it works (not to mention inexpensive)...

Check out Greolt's link (there are others too)
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/cnc_wood_router_project_log/36099-another_aussie_auto_tool_zero_setter.html

Cheap, easy, precision- at its best.