User Manual for the DIY Risers

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Foreword

This project is used to make risers for xTool M1. They can be used when you are to connect a Rotary Attachment to xTool M1 or xTool M1 is to work in open plane mode. Basswood 3mm is used for processing. You can also use other wood boards of thickness 3mm for processing (The tightness of fitting the wood pieces together may differ due to differences in the tolerance of materials).

 
 
 

How to use Rotary Attachment

  1. Power off xTool M1, open the lid, remove the screw fixing the baseplate, and remove the baseplate.

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  1. Set the level of Rotary Attachment.

   2.1 Measure the diameter of the object to be processed, and set the level of Rotary Attachment.

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   2.2 Put Rotary Attachment in M1, and place the object to be processed on Rotary Attachment.

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  1. Measure the distance between the highest point of the object to be processed and the top surface of the laser module with a ruler.

Range of heights to be raised: difference between the distance and 117-147mm

The height of a bottom or middle part of the riser is 30mm, and a top part is 9mm. You can use multiple middle parts, but you need to keep the height of the riser in the range of heights to be raised.

 

How to measure the height to be raised

(1) Power off M1, and drag the laser module to the highest point of the object to be processed.g4.png
 
(2) Place the ruler against the side of the laser module, and keep the ruler upright. Place the zero mark of the ruler at the highest point of the object to be processed before measuring the distance.
If the object blocks the movement of the laser module, you can move the laser module to the edge of the object and then measure the distance.g5.png
 

(3) Calculate the height to be raised. As shown in the image above, the value is 72mm, so the range of the heights to be raised is the difference between 72mm and 117-147mm, that is, 45-75mm. The sum of the heights of a bottom and top part is 30+9mm. That is to say, you only need to add one middle part (30mm high) to keep the top of the object to be processed in the processing range.

 
  1. Rise xTool M1 with risers.g6.png

  2. See user manual for Rotary Attachment.

 

How to use risers in open plane mode

  1. Power off xTool M1, open the lid, and remove the screw fixing the baseplate, and remove the baseplate.

 
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  1. Place the object to be processed at the bottom of xTool M1.

 

  1. Measure the distance between the highest point of the object to be processed and the top surface of the laser module with a ruler.

Range of heights to be raised: difference between the distance and 117-147mm

The height of a bottom or middle part of the riser is 30mm high, and a top part is 9mm. You can use multiple middle parts, but you need to keep the height of the riser in the range of heights to be raised.

 

How to measure the height to be raised

(1) Power off xTool M1, and drag the laser module to have it above the part to be processed of the object to be processed.

 

(2) Place the ruler against the side of the laser module, and keep the ruler upright. Place the zero mark of the ruler at the highest point of the object to be processed before measuring the distance.

If the object blocks the movement of the laser module, you can move the laser module to the edge of the object and then measure the distance.

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(3) Calculate the height to be raised. As shown in the image above, the value is 86mm, so the range of the heights to be raised is the difference between 86mm and 117-147mm, that is, 30-60mm. The sum of the heights of a bottom part and top part is 30+9mm. That is to say, you only need one bottom part and one top part to keep the top of the object to be processed in the processing range.

 
  1. Rise xTool M1 with risers.

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  1. Perform operations such as focusing on XCS.

 

Acknowledgement

This project is inspired by Arno, a loyal M1 user. He uploaded a riser project file for xTool M1 on Facebook. The file motivated and inspired us for this project. After obtaining his consent, we made improvements based on his file. We are grateful that xTool users are so professional and selfless. It is your support that encourages us to create better xTool works. Thank you.

Best wishes

Prototype pictures:

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