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Y-axis drawer slide replacement options?

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  1. SPyKER

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    I know they are out there, but what is the most reliable replacement? I should be completing the rebuild this week, and that is going to be one of the first things I attempt to replace after getting my printer printing.

    There are a lot out there, but most seem to be for the R1 after they replaced the drawer slides already. If I have to precision drill, so be it, but I prefer not to have to replace that thick black platform.

    Sean
     
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    Either of those should work, they completely rebuild the Y axis so just throw away the drawer slides and use the parts from that to rebuild it.

    Big difference (bed wise) is that the wooden or delrin chassis/plates are gone and all you have are the linear rods with the glass plate on them.
     
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    I also saw this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:211965
    I was thinking that I could take the dimensions of that baseplate with two holes, create a plate as wide as the pillow blocks on Mike Kelly's version, and add the holes from that one to have a drilling template. I could then mount the plate drill the six new holes with my drill press, rinse and repeat for the other side.
     
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    You do not have to make the bed out of glass either.
    Aluminum is a fine choice if you get a good flat sheet :)
     

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