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WillDeed
(@willdeed)
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Posted by: @crawlerin

Just some bog standard front that were included in fishing line package.

Same. Nail clippers seem to work well.

Posted : 16/10/2020 4:47 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member

A good nozzle wrench is essential.  I recommend either the 1.8 nozzle wrench from Aliexpress or Zcatch.  

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Posted : 01/11/2020 12:40 am
karl-herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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@charles-h13

I use the ZCatch. It is stable and built for eternity - so it will survive one or more printers - is a bit more expensive, but I can recommend it 👍 

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 01/11/2020 12:55 am
BobG
 BobG
(@bobg)
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Does anyone use gloves when, for example, changing the extruder?  I have never changed the extruder before and I am concerned about getting a nasty burn.  What brand gloves provide adequate protection while not diminishing dexterity?

Thanks,  Bob

 

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Posted : 03/11/2020 4:00 pm
karl-herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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@bobgatski

With e.g. the Zcatch tool you normally do not need gloves. I think that the sensitivity is a bit lost. I only use cotton gloves when handling the printing bed.
I think that everyone should decide for themselves and not aware of any regulations in this regard.

This post was modified 6 months ago by karl-herbert
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Posted : 03/11/2020 4:17 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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@bobgatski

I do not handle a heated hotend unless if with pliers or a vice grip.  

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Posted : 03/11/2020 4:42 pm
karl-herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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No problem if you work in a forge, hardening plant or on a blast furnace 😋 . There you are hardy to a certain extent.

 
 
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Posted : 03/11/2020 5:05 pm
BobG
 BobG
(@bobg)
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Thanks to the several responders to my query about gloves.  I have a ZCatch ordered.  But still concerned that one of my spastic movements could result in a nasty burn.  

Bob

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Posted : 04/11/2020 5:25 pm
karl-herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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@bobgatski

There is nothing wrong with wearing gloves if you are not sure. It does not have to be heavy leather gloves.
Maybe these will do the job:

Aramid Gloves

 
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Posted : 04/11/2020 7:42 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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@karl-herbert

Karl,

For us buyers, I often use Aramid Gloves for handing hot rocket motors.  They are good for protecting the flesh.  They also found on AliExpress.  

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Posted : 05/11/2020 2:51 am
cooktom174
(@cooktom174)
New Member

I can recommend good and quality needle nose plier of brand E-Z Red KWP2 Kiwi. I chose them because of their unusual shape and as it turned out this shape is actually their advantage, it is much more convenient to work with them. You can read more about them in this specialized blog, as well as find any useful information. https://solderingironguide.com/reviews/best-needle-nose-pliers/

 

Posted : 10/11/2020 7:04 pm
Extra Fox
(@extra-fox)
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I recently acquired a Noga NB1401 | CleanEDGE (Amazon US Link) for cleaning up edges and deburring.

The deburring tool is nice and works great, but the ceramic blade it came with is very helpful. It's not sharp itself, but the corners of the tool are very hard which means when you scrape a surface it can usually remove stringing and unwanted bits of plastic quite easily.

Aaron...
Posted : 24/02/2021 11:47 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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@extra-fox

Great additions added to my cart.  

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Posted : 25/02/2021 1:18 am
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Manu M
(@manu-m)
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@jsw

I got good results with dentalfloss, if you can get it under the print somwhere on a sharp corner.

Posted : 26/02/2021 10:04 am
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Max Funkner
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This was a very helpful tool when I upgraded Original Prusa i3 MK2 to MK25S

Balldriver Screwdriver. It was a freebie when I received my Snapmaker.

Balldriver Screwdriver

My 3D printer essential, safety, and optional tools collection 🙂 

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Posted : 26/02/2021 5:00 pm
BobG
 BobG
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I figure it will take me a while to fix my current stringing problem.  And that I might well have a stringing problem every time I use a new filament type for the first tie.  So ... do you agree that a heat gun is very good at eliminating the strings?  And if so what heat gun would you recommend?

Thanks,, Bob

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Posted : 26/02/2021 5:20 pm
Extra Fox
(@extra-fox)
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@bobg

I don't recommend this per-se unless you have use for the main purpose of it, but a hot-air rework station is great. I have a "Quick 957DW+" that I use to melt the stringy bits away. It heats up really fast, and cools down nearly as quickly.

I also use it for heat shrink tubing and every now and then I even use it as intended.

Aaron...
Posted : 26/02/2021 5:29 pm
Clarmrrsn
(@clarmrrsn)
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Posted by: @cwbullet

A good nozzle wrench is essential.  I recommend either the 1.8 nozzle wrench from Aliexpress or Zcatch.  

I was considering  purchasing one of these fellas for the same purpose, and for torqueing the frame and bed bolts when building my MK3s

Digitally adjustable and very precise Adjustable from 0.1nm to 5nm.

STS103 - 1/4" Hex Drive Digital Torque Screwdriver, 0.05Nm - 5Nm

 

Sealey STS103 Torque Screwdriver - Around £43 delivered in the UK.

Also saw this on Amazon, looks good quality for the money

HAWKUNG 35 Pieces 3D Printer Accessories Tool Kit, 7 Size Cleaning Needles, Tweezers, Pliers, Scraper, Cleaning Brushes, Clean Up Knives Come for 3D Printing Model Removing, Cleaning, Finishing: Amazon.co.uk: Business, Industry & Science

This post was modified 2 months ago 2 times by Clarmrrsn
Tank you very much!...
Posted : 26/02/2021 6:04 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member

Let focus a little discussion on Prusa print surface friendly print removal tools.  Who has one?

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Posted : 03/03/2021 7:16 pm
Clemens M.
(@clemens-m)
Honorable Member

That's mine (very cheap becauso old and not too sharp) 😉 :

(Never destroyed a surface using this) - anyway: Not recommended for all users

Best regards, Clemens

Posted : 03/03/2021 7:24 pm
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