The head of the CarveWright ABC model machines can be moved up or down to accommodate different material thicknesses. It is guided vertically by four guide posts located at the corners of the machine and driven by a lead-screw on either side of the machine located between the posts. The lead-screw adjacent to the keypad […]
Description of Issue When the head is cranked all the way up and fails to lower when using the crank. Possible Causes Causes include: the head is raised to the top of travel and stuck. Troubleshooting Steps Check that the head is not already at the top of its travel (up against the side stabilizers). Cranking […]
Description of Issue The head fails to raise-up when using the crank. Possible Causes Causes include: the red locking lever is engaged, the head is raised to the top of travel, the crank handle is not engaging, the head is not level, or there is damage to the cranking mechanism. Troubleshooting Steps Check that the […]
Description of Issue The head fails to lower when using the crank. Usually it sits in place and the crank clutch continues to click. Possible Causes Causes include: the red locking lever is engaged, the head is raised to the top of travel and stuck, the lowering mechanism needs lubrication, the crank handle is not […]
Cleaning and lubrication of the corner posts and lead screws is essential to the machine’s operation. Be sure to check your head pressure and follow thee steps regularly.
Every CarveWright machine should have its headpressure checked regularly. Especially after any shipping. With an inexpensive bathroom scale, this important maintenance step can be performed in minutes. Head Pressure: Sand Paper – 75 to 85 lbs Heavy Duty – 80 to 90 lbs (Needs to be high end for rotary jig.) The weather can affect […]
Maintenance video describing the steps for aligning the corner posts. DOWNLOADABLE PDF INSTRUCTIONS Checking and Adjusting the Head Pressure (Overall head pressure doc that does not include the leveling but does include the guide rods) Leveling the Head (head leveling only) Adjust Vertical Rods (Adjusting the vertical guide rods only)