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These manuals will walk you through the BoXZY experience, from the first un-boxing to using your device for the first time. Please follow each numbered manual in sequence so that you don't miss any crucial information. After you complete 1.3 Using Your BoXZY, you'll be able to move on to the 3D Printing, Laser Engraving, and CNC Milling manuals.

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BOXZY needs a Maintenance Manual

I have not found any suggested lubricating instructions for the BoXZY. A care, cleaning, and maintenance HOWTO guide would be highly appreciated. What kind of grease should I use on the XYZ axes worm drives? What else should be lubricated, and with what? These may be simple questions for the expert machinist, but what about the beginning hobbyists? A general maintenance guide is needed.

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Thanks, I missed that section.

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This may help, check the "How to" guides towards the bottom of the page:

BoXZY Troubleshooting

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For linear rail ballscrew lube, I've been using "Engine Assembly Lube with Moly-Graphite" by Sta-Lube

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I now have some of this lube on order. Next question related would be how to determine when to lube?

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Depends. I went and tried milling wood, and covered every freaking square inch of the unit with sawdust. I then wiped down the rods and re-greased before I started using the laser and printer again. Every once in a while I put a dab of grease on and spread it with my fingers, then run the carriage around a bit. I think I'm still fighting sawdust. Sorry I don't have a clear cut answer, I would just do it when you feel like it.

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I have also just lubed my machine for the first time and found the Boxzy maintenance guide to be very helpful. I lubed it when I started to hear a change in the sound of the screws during operation. That changing sound indicated some strain on the system so I thought "good time to do maintenance".

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