Cobalt & Seep PM1 easier fitting

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Mr Bones
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Cobalt & Seep PM1 easier fitting

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Both cobalt and seep PM1 motors are reasonably easy to fit, however, I do find if they need adjusting it can be a pain especially if its only a small amount and the screw holes are close together.

I recently found these and so far I'm finding them easy to use and ideal if small adjustments are required. Not cheap admittedly, but very handy. Hopefully you might also find them useful.

Cobalt pint motor mount

Seep point motor mount

Hope it helps.
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The one for the Seep only has a rotational adjustment whereas a lateral adjustment would have been better to be able centralise the switch, which can be done anyway by just elongating the fixing holes in the Seep and costs nothing.
Edit: Just looked at the Cobalt and that only has rotational adjustment too.
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Both of the final 2 photos in each advert are identical. Lazy advertising. They may look the same when fitted, but at least he could have shown 2 different sets of photos or angles.
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Inclined to agree with both comments.
I did find though that fitting a Cobalt with two larger screws rather than four small ones a lot easier.
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I use Tortoises rather than Cobalts and found that the best way of fixing was to use a double-sided stick pad to hold the motor in position first. This is not a long term solution but strong enough to allow checking and adjusting the placement. I then fix a couple of screws with both hands free for the task.
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At those prices it is probably cost effective to buy your own 3D printer and make your own. They are flat shapes with a few holes going through that does not require much effort to design.

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