Laser Engraving Plate & XY Slide w/18″ Table


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Product Description

The photo shows the new X/Y table up close and integrated with a Langolier Open Table system.

Shortly after Sherline purchased a new engraving laser from Jimani we decided to manufacture our own laser engraving tooling plate. Jimani was already using our rotary table, and since we make our own X/Y tables, we believed that we could build a custom X/Y table with a tooling plate that would enhance the operation of the laser while adding ease and versatility to set-ups.

The tooling plate is 8″ x 18″ x ¾” black anodized 6061 aluminum.

This tooling plate was designed to mount on our 18″ Industrial X/Y Slide. The slide has 5″ of Y-axis travel and 13.6″ of X-axis travel. Handwheels are calibrated in .001″ increments for the inch slide and in .01mm increments for metric.

We at Sherline Products believe that our 8″ x 18″ laser engraving tooling plate will be a great addition to any engraving laser. Custom tooling plate hole patterns can be quoted upon request.

About the XY Slide w/18″ Table

The 2-axis XY machine slide has an 18″ table with plain handwheels.
Travel: X=13.38″ (340 mm), Y=4″ (102 mm)

For more details on the 2-axis machine slides with exploded views, CLICK HERE.

Some of the Features of the Tooling Plate

  • (115 Green) Dual purpose ¼” holes, on 1″ centers. These holes are threaded ¼-20 on the bottom and reamed to ¼” on the top. This allows each hole to be used as a “part locating” hole when you insert a ¼” dowel pin. Each hole can also be used as a clamping hole using the ¼-20 thread.
  • In addition to the ¼-20 holes, the plate also has (16 Red) 10-32 holes which are positioned to mount our Sherline rotary table and tilting angle table.
  • There are (5 Black) ¼” through holes for locating the tooling plate square to the table.
  • There is one (Purple) 5/16″ oiler access hole so you can fill the mill saddle oiler without removing the tooling plate.
  • There are (10 Blue) T-nut mounting holes to assemble the plate to our mill table.

See diagram below for hole location and description.

Click on diagram to view a larger image.

The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.


Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.

Download PDF 3560-LAZ Instructions

Instructions PDF Download

Download PDF 6540 Instructions

Instructions PDF Download

3560-LAZ CLICK HERE to view replacement parts 8″ x 18″ Laser Table with threaded 1/4-20 holes and alignment pins Assembly
6540-18 CLICK HERE to view replacement parts 2-axis manual XY machine slide w/18″ table Assembly

Maintaining your laser engraving XY base

Replacing anti-backlash nuts on the 6540-LAZ Laser engraving plate and 18″ XY base. The video also includes care and maintenance of the slide and leadscrews.