Yesterday, I was in my shop - preparing for a carving. I plugged my puck in, and began to move its body below the bit, for touch-off. As soon as I moved the puck, its wire fell away from it. I managed to get the carving done, by utilizing the manual method - but prefer the puck, especially when a job would require bit changes. I'm going to try to get that little screwed-in wire connector out, from its underside, and reattach the wire.
But, is there a better, touch-off puck/plate that I could get for my Iconic 8, that anyone might know about? Or could it be as simple as just getting an aluminum block, and attaching the proper plug to it?
The wire for the puck attaches to a screw in the bottom of the puck. I believe mine has a loop on the wire that attaches to the screw. So you may be able to just strip back the wire and re-attach it to the screw?
For other reasons, I've been looking at touch off plates. From what I can tell, the Axiom is a pretty good value. You may also find the wiring for other pucks won't work easily with the Axiom. You'd need a normally open circuit (not normally closed) and there is just one wire going into the banana plug, then to the board via molex. The ground is through the spindle/frame conductivity back to the control board. When the bit touches the puck the circuit is closed.
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2023 18:16:17 GMT -5 by grossmsj