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2. X-Carve Install Kit
Thanks Randy Hawkins for the photos
MY JTECH QUICK DISCONNECT MOUNT FOR THE X-CARVE
Finally, focus the laser so it's heat sink is exactly 3" above the material to be engraved. Make a 3" long spacer block to help you. You can usually be 0.02" or so off and it still be good.
DO NOT MOUNT STANDOFF TO X-CARVE
1. Put enough glue in the pocket to cover the entire bottom. when you press it on to the mount, you want it to have enough to come up all the surfaces, but not necessarily overflow everywhere.
(THE FAN KIT IS NOW INCLUDED WITH THE LASER DRIVER COMBO)
The Jtech Standoff gets mounted to the Designs By Phil Laser Mount as shown below. Use the included four sets of M4 hardware to mount the driver assembly to the mount in the top most location of the slots. The holes in the mount are unused unless you want to custom mount things. They fit the Driver hole pattern. But not recommended. I may remove them in the future.
Next, glue the left and right brackets on to the Designs By Phil Laser Mount. Use a semi slow curing glue or epoxy to ensure the brackets are fully seated before the glue starts to set. a 30 second superglue may be too quick. I test fit every mount that leaves my shop. Adjustments are made and you should not test fit them before hand because you can break them trying to get them off If you do not know how. If you do, use a flat blade screw driver or a wood chisel upside-down to slowly pry the bracket off a little at a time, back and forth between the top and bottom. But again, I advise you don't.
WARNING: DO NOT LASER CUT OR ENGRAVE VINYL
Next, run the wires included in the Jtech X-Carve install kit along the drag chain as shown in the video below. You will also want to neatly wrap the laser and fan around the driver standoff.
First, here are the 2 items you need to purchase from Jtechphotonics.com
1. Laser/Driver Combo Kit
Next, assemble the driver on the standoff mount as if it were on the top of the Z axis on the X-Carve. Here is a link to the Jtech Instructions.
2.Use 2 clamps with rubber pads across the 2 spots shown. Make sure to center the pressure from front to back. You can apply a decent amount of pressure and you may hear an audible CLICK when tightening, but not always. Just make sure they are seated all the way. The brackets do NOT hit the side mount and one is farther away than the other. that is by design and is how it is centered on the Dewalt. The brackets only fit one way but to avoid glue going everywhere, note the positions in the picture below based of the indent in the center rib.
HOW THE WIRES ARE WRAPED AROUND THE STANDOFF
Pictures from Jtech Instructions: