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  1. #1
    Hi Guys.

    So i have a Kress router FME150 mounted onto my CNC.
    I finally got the machine cutting yesterday, but noticed it had a little play where the mount is attached to the gantry mount.

    How do i tighten it?

    I tried to take the Kress out of the mount, but it feels near enough impossible without taking the gantry off.

    See the pic.

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  2. #2
    Hi Craze,

    My guess is that the plate bolted to the spindle mount is loose. It looks as though you need to take out the Kress and tighten up the backing plates, but there is not enough detail in the photo to be sure.

    Alternatively, you could just knock that red wedge in

    Rob
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

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  3. #3
    Damn. Was really hoping to not have to do that. The kress is a nightmare to remove.

    What other pics do you need?

    Did try the red wedge but it was too thick lol.

    Oh is it worth getting a new mount with a vacuum mount built on, or can you get attachments for the current mount?

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  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by CrazeUK View Post
    Damn. Was really hoping to not have to do that. The kress is a nightmare to remove.

    What other pics do you need?

    Did try the red wedge but it was too thick lol.

    Oh is it worth getting a new mount with a vacuum mount built on, or can you get attachments for the current mount?

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    Exactly what is the difficulty of removing the Kress Is it not just held in with cap head bolts
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

  5. #5
    My guess is that you have this mount https://damencnc.com/en/tools/kress/...ling-motor/147 and there is a plate bolted to the mount, which in turn bolts to the Z axis and it is the plate bolted to the mount which has worked loose.

    If that is so you will need to dismantle and reassemble using threadlock. There is also the possibility that the bolts are slightly too long and are bottoming on the thread. Anyway, you will need to get it apart to see what is going on.

    Yep, the red wedges are too thick, try a green one

    Rob
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

    Sent from my clunky old Windows 7 Machine

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Exactly what is the difficulty of removing the Kress Is it not just held in with cap head bolts
    When you loosen the nut, the kress is quite firmly stuck.

    I will have to probably remove the whole assembly off the gantry.

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  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by cropwell View Post
    My guess is that you have this mount https://damencnc.com/en/tools/kress/...ling-motor/147 and there is a plate bolted to the mount, which in turn bolts to the Z axis and it is the plate bolted to the mount which has worked loose.

    If that is so you will need to dismantle and reassemble using threadlock. There is also the possibility that the bolts are slightly too long and are bottoming on the thread. Anyway, you will need to get it apart to see what is going on.

    Yep, the red wedges are too thick, try a green one

    Rob
    I think it looks very similar. I'll take the whole thing off and see if I can get a better pic, or tighten.

    The yellow one seems a bit soft for the job. 🤔

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  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by CrazeUK View Post
    When you loosen the nut, the kress is quite firmly stuck.
    After loosening the pinch bolt use the red wedge to gently open up the clamp. The Kress is probably stuck in with GES (general engineering shite).
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

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  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by cropwell View Post
    After loosening the pinch bolt use the red wedge to gently open up the clamp. The Kress is probably stuck in with GES (general engineering shite).
    Cool will try. Was just scared the wedge would damage the assembly on the gantry because of the leverage action. Will try again.

    Lol GES a technical term. One for me to memorize. Lol

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    GES is just one of my expressions.
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

    Sent from my clunky old Windows 7 Machine

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