April 10, 2012
about 3 years ago
Wow. Good luck finding a longer rod. I ordered one of these and looked a lot of places trying to find one.
From what I can tell (from various shops looking at it, my own observations, and the datasheet), this requires a rod which is:
1.0 mm pitch
Sadly, I even purchased an M5x1.0 die for cutting my own rod, only to discover fully the 2-start problem. A rough estimate from a local machine shop for a custom one came to about 4 hours of work @ $110/hour. This stepper is not worth $450 to me.
TL;DR: Get it if 100mm is good for you. Don’t get it if you need a longer rod.
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