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Best Way to Mount a NEMA17 Stepper Motor for my CNC Answered

I'm building a CNCrouter, and  I'm wondering if any of you have a specific way to mount NEMA 17 stepper motors that you found to be the most secure and effective?

I was thinking of buying a couple of the pre-made metal ones on ebay, but I'm wondering if there is a better diy option.

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caitlinsdad (author)2013-04-17

Metal brackets are probably the way to go since you want them fixed and resistant to vibration. Bolted and t-nut to the wood or screw inserts would work if your wood rails are made from a nice solid hardwood or ply. Get a tap and die set to make custom brackets from metal stock or angle iron. Good luck.

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