So, I broke my Mini!
I was trying to adjust the washers as they weren’t laying flat. Loosen, hold in place, snug up. Done it before, never had a problem. But this time one of the screws stripped the threads in the bed plate. Very annoying. So now that corner is too high and the autolevel can’t compensate.
I know I can buy a replacement plate. That seems wasteful though. Normally, I could just tap the next larger size, but with the countersunk hole in the washer, finding a head that fits might be annoying. There’s also that it would then be different from the others, making future work annoying.
Just wondering if others have had a similar issue and how they fixed it. I really wish the corners had 2 screws/standoffs to prevent the issue entirely. Might not look as pretty, but it would work better. I’m also not a fan of threads in aluminum for exactly this reason. I wasn’t tightening it with an impact gun, not even a hex key, just a screwdriver with 2 fingers holding it.