Tools: What do you recommend?
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.
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.
Nice. I didn't see these on amazon UK. Will have another look.
I will try to post UK links also in the future, It can be tough to find them.
I would recommend a big hot air gun to remove such alien blobs 😋 :
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.
I like that. I have never printed peek. Did you print that on a Prusa?
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/ )
Someone in the forum also recommended the tungsten carbide electrodes, which I now use and really appreciate:
Thanks again for the tungsten c. link!
Chamfertool - yes, look here (description in German): https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/34035-ptfe-multitool
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.
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.
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.
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. 🤣
I agree to a point. I think cheap nozzles are hit and miss. You have to choose wisely