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Andrew
(@andrewld)
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I use long needle nosed pliers to get the filament before it does the bed levelling and purge. I am however going to either print or buy a plastic set as the metal ones can set off the pinda probe if I get too excited. I did get a set of rather nice set of fine brushes for cleaning nozzles with a batch of cheepo nozzles I for for my Anet A8 a few years back. the printer and nozzles were donated to the face shield cause but I still have the brushes.

The tool I would like however, but cannot find at present, is a soft brass brush to clean the nozzle/hotend of goop. I thought it would be as simple as getting an old fashioned suede brush but these all appear to be plastic now......damn this age thing.

Andrew 

Posted : 02/07/2020 12:10 pm
gordon.w
(@gordon-w)
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@andrewld

Are you thinking of brass brushes like these? https://www.wire-brush.co.uk/wirebrushstore/cat_283882-Brass-Hand-Wire-Brushes.html available on amazon /ebay etc.

Posted : 02/07/2020 1:18 pm
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
Famed Member

@gordon-w

I have to agree brass brushes are essential.  

In the US, I have found a good price at Harbor Freight: Brass Brushes

and 

Amazon:Brass Brushes

Posted : 02/07/2020 1:42 pm
Andrew
(@andrewld)
Estimable Member

@gordon-w

No those are too fierce for my liking. I used to have wooden handled ones about the size of a toothbrush that had soft wire bristles for taking the mud off my desert boots.

Andrew

Posted : 02/07/2020 4:24 pm
Andrew
(@andrewld)
Estimable Member

@charles-h13

Nice. I didn't see these on amazon UK. Will have another look.

Andrew

Posted : 02/07/2020 4:27 pm
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
Famed Member

@andrewld

I will try to post UK links also in the future,  It can be tough to find them. 

Posted : 02/07/2020 5:37 pm
Karl Herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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@charles-h13

I would recommend a big hot air gun to remove such alien blobs 😋 :

This post was modified 1 month ago by Karl Herbert
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Posted : 02/07/2020 7:36 pm
Karl Herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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@charles-h13

I created my own nozzletool set:

The PEEK (CarbonPEEK) insert is heat-resistant up to 260 degrees C. The torque ratchet can be adjusted. Ideal in tight spaces.

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 : 02/07/2020 7:47 pm
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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@karl-herbert

I like that.  I have never printed peek.  Did you print that on a Prusa?

Posted : 02/07/2020 7:51 pm
Karl Herbert
(@karl-herbert)
Famed Member

While I'm at it. I also use this tool very often (Extruder, MMU2, others) to cut and chamfer PTFE's:

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 : 02/07/2020 7:56 pm
Karl Herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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@charles-h13

Yes, printed it on a mod. MK3 (Pt100 upgrade up to 500 degrees C. , bedboost up to 150 degrees C.).

The fanshroud was also printed with the extrem heatresistant CarbonPEEK ( https://www.filamentworld.de/shop/high-performance-filament/peek-filament/3dxtech-carbonx-1-75-mm-carbon-peek/ ) or ( https://www.3dxtech.com/carbon-fiber-filaments/carbonx-peek-cf/ )

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 : 02/07/2020 8:03 pm
Karl Herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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Someone in the forum also recommended the tungsten carbide electrodes, which I now use and really appreciate:

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07R6Y2LKS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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 : 02/07/2020 8:09 pm
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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@karl-herbert

That would be me!

 

Did you share the cutting and chamfer tools online?

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Posted : 02/07/2020 8:21 pm
Karl Herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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@charles-h13

Thanks again for the tungsten c. link!

Chamfertool - yes, look here (description in German): https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/34035-ptfe-multitool

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 : 02/07/2020 9:29 pm
Flo-r
(@flo-r)
Prominent Member

Beware of cheap brass nozzle which are brass plated steel, you can check with a magnet, they can damage brass nozzle hole if used with vivacity. No problem with hardened steel nozzle of course.

MK3S & Fusion 360...
Posted : 02/07/2020 9:33 pm
Karl Herbert
(@karl-herbert)
Famed Member

@flo-r

I cannot recommend cheap nozzles because high quality nozzles are an important part of successful printing. That's exactly where I don't save my money. And if you use them correctly, you will enjoy them for a long time.

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 : 02/07/2020 10:39 pm
Flo-r
(@flo-r)
Prominent Member

Ho sorry reading me back I wrote a mistake I wanted to write beware of cheap brass Brushes they can damage brass nozzle because the are brass plated steel. 
By the way I clearly do agree with you about high quality nozzle. 

MK3S & Fusion 360...
Posted : 02/07/2020 10:46 pm
Andrew
(@andrewld)
Estimable Member

@flo-r

No need to apologise. I agree on the cheep nozzles. I'm not saying there aren't good less expensive ones but for now my prints have been so good I wouldn't want to upset the lady by getting her anything Joseph hadn't. 🤣 

 

Posted : 03/07/2020 6:58 am
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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@karl-herbert

I agree to a point.  I think cheap nozzles are hit and miss.  You have to choose wisely  

Posted : 03/07/2020 1:17 pm
Karl Herbert
(@karl-herbert)
Famed Member

@charles-h13

I have been looking for a nozzle like this one  in europe, but I cannot find a supplier: https://www.3dmakerengineering.com/products/tungsten-carbide-3d-printer-nozzle
Maybe someone knows a good source?
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 : 03/07/2020 11:35 pm
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