Monthly Special T-slot Riser base included. Base is 2 pieces of 1x1x36" T-slot aluminum.
Kit-Homing Switch for Sherline 3 1/2 x 8 inch and 3 1/2 x 17 inch Lathe,
includes bracket, saddle stop, 2 switches, wires, hardware, and instructions.
Mounts to 1" t-slot installed to base of lathe ( Usually not included, see related
products at the bottom of this items description)
T-slot mounting lifts the lathe up slightly, making it esier to use manually. The T-slots
also permit the switch bracket to be moved close to the "action" so that the machine
does not have to travel the full length of travel to home in Z. If a different length part
is setup, the homing switches can be easily repositioned to make the homing process
as efficient as possible. This feature is particularly useful on stepper systems with
slow rapid travel speeds( less than 25-30 ipm).
User can easily adapted to mount bracket to a base board if t-slot mounting is not desired.
This kit bolts onto the existing structure of the Sherline CNC lathes. It requires
no drilling or tapping of holes into the machine frame. Brackets are black anodized.
Works with IMService servo motors, mounted as shown in photos or with stepper
motors. May not work without modification with CNC motor mounts other than the
Sherline conical motor mounts.
Switches are high precision micro switches with 10,000,000 life cycle ratings.
Typical homed variation is .0015 inches or less.
Package includes connecting wires with Quick-disconnect terminals to simplify
wiring of the homing switches. All required mounting hardware and instructions
Most controllers will require a single input pin to operate with this kit. Kits have been
tested with both DeskCNC and Mach3 machine control software.