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best home switches

Postby tmccafferty » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:52 pm

I am scratch building a large format printer and am at the point of selecting the home switches. It seems like the solid state Optical type would be more repeatable. Has anyone verified this?
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Re: best home switches

Postby bdring » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:25 pm

They are both good enough for 3D printing. Mechanical limit switches can be easier to mount, wire and make adjustment thingys in my opinion.
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Re: best home switches

Postby rickmellor » Mon May 06, 2013 4:28 am

What mechanical switches do you guys use? I've been buying these: ... 50F15CD1-Z

Expensive, but much higher quality than the zippy ones you find at RadioShack. They're also sealed ... more important for my mill, but nice nonetheless.
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Re: best home switches

Postby Winder » Mon May 06, 2013 4:01 pm

I'm using these, they have been working just fine despite being the cheapest I could find. Getting the Z just right has been fidgety, I'm not sure if that is from the end stop switch or the fidgety set-screw actuator. ... 3379979940
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