Tools

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Tools Required

  • M4 Allen wrench
  • M2.5 Allen wrench
  • M2 Allen wrench
  • M1.5 Allen wrench
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  • Blue Loctite (or equivalent)
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Note: The loctite might not be necessary, but is handy to have around. As the machine vibrates (and it will), your bolted connections have the potential of loosening. If this occurs, use a dab of blue locktight to prevent the guilty bolt of coming loose. It's not necessary to to loctite any of the bolts *unless* they begin to loosen.
  • Small Pliers
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  • 1/2" open-end wrench
  • 5/16" open-end wrench (the M5 nuts use a 8mm wrench, which is very close to 5/16". This should probably be a 8mm wrench.)
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  • M5 0.8 pitch Tap
  • T-handle
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  • Soldering iron
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Optional tools

Filing tools or Dremel with milling bit: The Shapeokos produced in Inventables batch #1 have coated mounting plates. The paint (red paint and white primer) on these plates must be removed from the holes for the bolts to fit. Batches 2 - 4 have small nubs around all holes. They don't effect performance, but can be removed for the sake of aesthetics.

Additionally, a single twist of a countersink will remove the burr, which is much faster than a file.