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Old 02-05-2019, 01:49 PM
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spending some time on my laser today. Have read that CAMaster doesn't necessarily line up the reticles with the x and y travel. I can adjust my "point" fine, but would like to (read OCD) be able to twist the laser to line up with the axis travel. have gently tried twisting things but no go.

is this one adjustable in that manner? thanks in advance!
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:09 PM
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"Subscribing"...I want to do this, too! It's just a "hair" off an the anal side of me is, um...bothered...by it.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:24 PM
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Loosen the set screw in the side of the bracket
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:39 PM
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the laser body has a square profile, and the bracket has a square hole, so unfortunately there is no movement allowed by that setup. tried that first. thank you though...

my reticle appears to be off almost 3/8" at the farthest axies travel, I dunno might equate to 5 - 10 degrees off. thought of slotting the bracket holes where 2 screws hold the bracket to a aluminum rail. but not much meat there.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:51 PM
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Tim, if you loosen the two screws "slightly" that hold the laser bracket to the spindle mount is there any play to bump it into alignment with the axis'? I can't test that right now because I have a mult-hour job running, but if you can, that might help. I see what you mean about the "square peg in the square hole"...
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:56 PM
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Tim, I have a SR24 but my laser looks like yours. I just twist the round ring near the bottom of the laser and set my crosshairs anyway I want. Mine were originally no where close to “aligned” like I wanted. I think the round lens area gets kinda stuck but it does move.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:28 AM
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Tim, there could be another set screw on the laser itself. On the side closest to the mounting bar. We put those in to keep the lens from vibrating off. Be careful of over tightening or using a different set screw on the laser body. You can short out the laser and that is not a very cheap replacement.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:34 AM
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Thank you Kevin - there is a set screw there just as you said, yeah! allowed me to align with the y axis travel. unfortunately the x axis on the laser does not track with the x axis travel - but that's ok. y axis is on! thanks again.
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