Project Dashboard TAZ Workhorse Frame Assembly - TAZ Workhorse Workflow

1 Gather Materials

1x- [AS-PR0150] T-Slot Dust Cover 310mm
1x- [AS-PR0151] T-Slot Dust Cover 547mm
1x- [EL-HR0142] TAZ Pro/WE, Z Endstop Harness
2x- [HD-BT0049] M5x14 SHCS, Black-Oxide
30x- [HD-BT0073] M5x12 BHCS, Black-Oxide
4x- [HD-BT0158] M5x14 BHCS, Black-Oxide
1x- [HD-BT0225] M5x10 BHCS, SST
8x- [HD-BT0250] M5x10 HHCS Flanged, Black-Oxide
8x- [HD-EX0090] 90 Degree Corner Bracket 2 Hole
1x- [HD-EX0092] 2 Hole Inside Corner Bracket
1x- [HD-WA0007] M5 Washer, Zinc
37x- [HD-WA0040] M5 Washer
1x- [PP-GP0218] Tippy Feed Tube Holder
1x- [PP-GP0406] Dual Spool Arm, Pro/WE
4x- [PP-GP0409] Frame Foot, Pro/WE
2x- [PP-GP0411] Electronics Chassis Mount
4x- [PP-GP0432] Bed Mount Chassis, Pro/WE
4x- [PP-GP0446] Thumbscrew Leash, Flexible WE
Frame Sub-Assembly
X End Left Assembly
X End Right Assembly

Gather Materials
Gather Assemblies

2 Install the internal frame corners

Take the front frame and align the T-slot nuts with the corner of the frame.

Using 1x 90 degree corner bracket [HD-EX0090], 2x M5 x 10 BHCS [HD-BT0073] and 2x M5 washers [HD-WA0040] attach the corner bracket to the corner of the frame.

Repeat the process for the other three corners on the front frame.

Then using the torque driver, torque all the screws securing the corner bracket.

Repeat the process for the rear frame.

Start with the front frame
Align the T-slot nut then fasten the corner bracket to the frame
Make sure the screws are secured at the outside end of the slots
Repeat for the other three corners
Torque each corner bracket
Repeat process for the rear frame
Rear frame done

3 Assemble Front and Rear Frames

Using one [HD-BT0225] M5x10 stainless steel BHCS and one [HD-WA0007] M5 stainless washer, fasten the [HD-EX0092] aluminum corner bracket to the top most t-slot nut on the photo right side of the frame.

Using two [HD-BT0073] M5x10 BHCS and two [HD-WA0040] M5 black oxide washers, fasten the [PP-GP0409] frame feet to the threaded holes in the bottom of the frame assembly.

Using one [HD-BT0049] M5x14 SHCS and one [HD-WA0040] M5 black oxide washer, fasten the [PP-GP0406] spool arm assembly to the post assembly nut on the photo left side of the frame. This can be left loose at this time.

Using one [HD-BT0073] M5x10 BHCS and one [HD-WA0040] M5 black oxide washer, fasten the [PP-GP0410] front electronics chassis mount to bottom most t-slot nut on the photo right side of the frame.

Use two [HD-BT0158] M5 x 12 BHCS and two [HD-WA0040] M5 washers, attach the [PP-PG0432] Y-Mount Chassis to the frame along with two Leashes [PP-GP0448].
The screw used mounting the Y Mount Chassis should be fed through the end of the thumbscrew leash facing the opposite direction of the thumbscrew before being attached to the frame.

With the back of the frame facing you secure the inside corner bracket to the right extrusion
Prepare the thumbscrew leash with HD-BT0073 and HD-WA0040
Install bottom Electronics Case Mount
Install upper Electronics Case Mount
Materials to install Y Chassis Mount
Install chassis mount to lower frame rail as pictured
Frame front assembled

4 Attach the front frame to x-end motor

Take the front frame piece and lay it so the bottom of the frame is towards the top.

Take the X-End Left [AS-PR0164] and place it on the frame as shown.

Use two [HD-BT0073] M5 x 10 BHCS and two [HD-WA0040] M5 washer, screw the z-upper tho the frame as shown.
Use two M5x10 Flanged Hex Head [HD-BT0250] to attach the z-lower to the frame.

Materials
Z-motor end in place
Fasteners
This fastener first
Then this fastener
Required hardware for Z-Lower
Fasteners installed
Tighten both with wrench

5 Attach the front frame to x-end idler

Take the X-End Idler Assembly [AS-PR0130] and place it on the frame as shown.

Use two [HD-BT0073] M5 x 10 BHCS and two [HD-WA0040] M5 washer and attach the z-upper to the frame.
Use two [HD-BT0250] M5 x 10 Flanged Hex Head to attach the z-lower to the frame.

Place z-end idler
Screws for z-upper
First this one
Then this
Screws for z-lower
Screws installed
Tighten with wrench

6 Attach back frame to x-ends

Take the assembled back frame and place it onto the x-ends as shown. Do not pinch the wires for the z-max switches when sliding the back frame onto the x-ends.

Use four [HD-BT0073] M5 x 10 BHCS and four [HD-WA0040] M5 washers, and attach the z-uppers to the frame.

Flip the frame over so the screw holes for the z-lowers are facing you.

Use four [HD-BT0250] M5 x 10 Flanged Hex Head to secure the z-lowers to the frame.

Frame back resting atop assembly
Slide frame onto x-ends
DON'T PINCH WIRES
DON'T PINCH WIRES
First this fastener
Then this fastener
This fastener
Then this fastener
Frame flipped and rotated on workbench
Install this fastener
Then this fastener
On the other side, install another fastener here
Then install this fastener

7 Place the left Y-Mount Chassis

Use the spacing jig for the left two Y-Mount Chassis [PP-GP0432] to get the proper placement.

Slide the chassis mount against the jig and torque the fastener 5in*lbs

The correct jig to use
Jig in place, loosen chassis mount, press to left against spacer jig and re-tighten
Jig in place, loosen chassis mount, press to left against spacer jig and re-tighten

8 Square the frame

The 4 frame feet must be removed for this step

Take the frame to the granite block and check the squareness of the frame. Use a 12" rafter square to check the frame for squareness. The frame must be within 2mm of the rafter scale on either the top or bottom of the square.

Torque all 8 Z-Lower to Frame fasteners [HD-BT0250] to 15in*lbs

Square
Square
Square
Square
Tighten
Tighten
Tighten
Tighten
Tighten
Tighten
Tighten
Tighten

9 Re-install frame feet

Re-install the four frame feet [PP-GP0409] to the frame using four [HD-BT0073] M5 x 10 BHCS with four [HD-WA0040] M5 washer.

Reinstall frame foot
Reinstall frame foot
Reinstall frame foot
Reinstall frame foot

10 Plug in z-max wires

Plug in the wires for the z-max switches as shown.

Left Z-Max wires
Left Z-Max wires properly connected
Right Z-Max wires properly connected

11 Check your work

There are no loose or un-torqued screws.

Spool Arm attached at correct height.

All four y-chassis mounts are attached and in the correct place with the spacing jig.

Z-max wires are plugged in and going to correct terminals.

All four feet are attached.

Assembled frame
Y Chassis Mounts
Spool arm and feed tube holder
Upper Electronics Case Mounts
Lower Electronics Case Mounts
Frame feet
Frame feet
Done! Take me home