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Good morning, I'm looking for advice or input on how to upgrade my masuter 4040. I understand it's a pretty basic level tool but I'm hoping to make an improvement. I have upgraded to a 300w spindle and I'm hoping to figure out a way to eliminate flex in the z axis clamp area. Presently the machine has a hard plastic router clamp that flexes upward even after slowing the x/y feed rate and increasing spindle rpm. My main focus is cutting topographic mountain ranges into various wood types. My question is:
Can I purchase a complete aluminum z axis and plug and play once once homing is dialed in?

Do z axis fees rates vary based on the vertical worm gear or do they share a common thread pattern where movement would be identical?

Ultimately I found a complete z axis with motor clamp and worm gear and various mounting holes, and would like to try it but don't want it to turn into a massive headache! Thanks in advance for any input!

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My main focus is cutting topographic mountain ranges into various wood types.
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Hi David, this is something that I have always wanted to do, i am impressed!

wrt upgrading your machine, i will not try to talk you out of it. but, if you are at that point, i personnally would start to consider upgrading to a bigger machine. likely after you got the z axis ugrade, the other areas of your cnc may be weak in comparison... just my 0.02. keep us updated!
 

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Thanks Tim! I think I'm still early in the hobby to move on a fresh machine but I can certainly see it in the near future. I do agree that as you get further into more sophisticated materials and programs having a bigger machine would be pretty great. Would love to build one some day when I have more space/time/money (all the things we always want more of!) Thanks again!
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