When first leveling my spoil board, it warped as the day went on, despite the nylon screws, and it got gouged. I screwed the spoil board down tight, and since run the leveling gcode at least 100 hours with the machine travelling nicely back and forth. I vacuum the area clean, but lots of dust has gotten on the steel tubes. The Y-Axis is now sticking every other movement command and has started shuddering. Checking the bearings, most turn smoothly, but several of the Y-Axis bearings do not turn as easily and one will hardly rotate at all. So my questions are:
- Will sawdust cause the bearings to seize up?
- Do I need to take the whole MPCNC apart and examine each bearing and replace them?
- Are there better, more reliable bearings? Such as the ones mentioned in the other forum post? Or are V1 Engineering bearings I already have ceramic and that would not help?
- Should I add the vacuum shoe before doing any more cutting?