Genuine E3D V6 query  

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Andrew
(@andrewld)
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Hi all

Does anybody know if any of the "genuine" E3D V6's on Amazon are genuine or are they all clones? It's not the price that JP or E3D want it's the postage that chokes me. I will accept that mail from Prusaland may be a bit more but from E3D..... just down the map a bit from me....£5! A second class stamp would cover the postage on this.

Andrew

Andrew

Posted : 09/06/2020 11:16 am
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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Posted by: @andrewld

Hi all

Does anybody know if any of the "genuine" E3D V6's on Amazon are genuine or are they all clones? It's not the price that JP or E3D want it's the postage that chokes me. I will accept that mail from Prusaland may be a bit more but from E3D..... just down the map a bit from me....£5! A second class stamp would cover the postage on this.

Andrew

Andrew

Read the reviews.  Most will tell you the answer.  

Posted : 09/06/2020 11:34 am
Andrew
(@andrewld)
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@charles-h13

Ha ha...caught being lazy. Sorry.

 

AD

Posted : 09/06/2020 11:55 am
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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No issue.  I would post a link, but I use Amazon.com and not Amazon.co.uk.  I assume you are in the UK.  

Posted : 09/06/2020 12:53 pm
Andrew
(@andrewld)
Estimable Member

A wee update for anybody who's interested. I did get my 3ED V6 nozzles from Amazon and they were the genuine article (or a damned good copy, time will tell) and it was cheaper and faster than going direct. I got 2x0.4mm and a free 0.6mm all for £10.80. Which is a lot more than what I paid for my Anet A8 nozzles....... but then my new Mk3s cost a lot more than my Anet and I don't want to upset her this early on in our relationship 🤣 🤣.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/E3D-Brass-Nozzle-Triple-1-75mm/dp/B07KWQRSFM/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Genuine+E3D+Brass+Nozzle+Triple+Pack+0.4mm%2C+0.6mm+for+V6+HotEnd+3D+Printer&qid=1591800237&s=industrial&sr=1-1

Andrew

Posted : 10/06/2020 3:46 pm
bobstro
(@bobstro)
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Posted by: @andrewld

A wee update for anybody who's interested. I did get my 3ED V6 nozzles from Amazon and they were the genuine article (or a damned good copy, time will tell)

Those look like genuine E3D. One way to tell is with the nozzle markings. Genuine E3D nozzles and those by the better clones (TriangleLag) will use the "dot" markings on the nozzle hex. The cheaper clones will print the nozzle size in very fine and easily obscured print. If you've got the dot markings, you know they're either genuine or very good clones.

and it was cheaper and faster than going direct.

I've found it's much cheaper to go with local sources for many items rather than ordering direct from the manufacturer. For both Prusa and E3D parts, PrintedSolid and Matterhackers are solid US-based suppliers that are cost and shipping competitive with even Amazon if you want to support companies that are directly involved in our community. With the recent filament supply chain issues, I've found these same companies are sometimes a more reliable supply as well.

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Posted : 10/06/2020 5:02 pm
Andrew
(@andrewld)
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@bobstro

I would agree except I struggle to see the logic. If PrintedSolid or Matterhackers wanted to charge you $6 delivery from the store but only 6c if you buy on Amazon? Which way would you go?

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Posted : 11/06/2020 12:55 pm
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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I buy from Amazon.  I order these: e3D V6 0.4mm Brass Nozzle  

Posted : 11/06/2020 1:03 pm
bobstro
(@bobstro)
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Posted by: @andrewld

I would agree except I struggle to see the logic. If PrintedSolid or Matterhackers wanted to charge you $6 delivery from the store but only 6c if you buy on Amazon? Which way would you go?

Now I'm confused. Matterhackers has free shipping and usually hits the 2 day mark. They are now a bit faster than Amazon. PrintedSolid has free shipping, although there's a minimum order ($50 IIRC) to qualify. Also usually quick though not 2 day. I also forgot PrintedSolid who offer free shipping. The prices are usually competitive. Filastruder also has some of the more difficult to find Prusa hotend parts.

The smaller companies also toss in candy and stickers. 🙂

This post was modified 2 months ago by bobstro
My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan...
Posted : 11/06/2020 1:13 pm
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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@bobstro

I also order fro, Filatruder in Atlanta.  They are quick to ship.  

Posted : 11/06/2020 2:56 pm
bobstro
(@bobstro)
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Posted by: @andrewld

I would agree except I struggle to see the logic. If PrintedSolid or Matterhackers wanted to charge you $6 delivery from the store but only 6c if you buy on Amazon? Which way would you go?

Just to clarify: I'm suggesting seeking out resellers close to you that may have a better selection and meet/beat Amazon pricing. I'm in the US, so the suppliers I listed make sense for other US users. My understanding is that there are some excellent European and UK equivalents that are equally competitive.

More than once, I've been delighted to find small resellers who can get things when Amazon can't, without the worry of clone substitutions or dicey sellers.

 

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan...
Posted : 11/06/2020 4:17 pm
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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@bobstro

Good points.  I wish I had a shop in town.  I am in Augusta, GA.  I may have to take a trip to Atlanta / swainsboro to see the Filastruder shop.  

Posted : 11/06/2020 7:41 pm
bobstro
(@bobstro)
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@charles-h13 - Perhaps I should have said "in your region". I've got a Microcenter within 45 miles, but that doesn't mean as much these days. There are US-based resellers who have both good specialty part selections, competitive pricing and free fast shipping. I wish I'd found one before I paid a combined $70 for the 3D Solex Matchless nozzles from overseas. Took 5 months and I think I paid $20+ for shipping. They finally had it shipped from a little shop in Boston.

 

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan...
Posted : 11/06/2020 8:17 pm
Andrew
(@andrewld)
Estimable Member

@bobstro

Absolutely agree hence the original post as I don't want to get fake rubbish. Perhaps, when I have stopped courting her, my printer will get some less expensive jewellery but for now I'm in the UK and options are limited. My absolute preference is to be able to eyeball the sales floor....it's amazing the amount of shiny stuff I never even knew I needed.

Quote from a wise ghillie..."more anglers are caught by lures than fish".

 

Tee Hee

Posted : 12/06/2020 12:37 pm
gkas
(@gerrykaslowski)
Eminent Member

I was going to order a tungsten carbide nozzle from Spool3D. They're in Canada, and I'm in the U.S. The nozzle is $69, but the cheapest shipping on JUST THE NOZZLE is $25!! I doubt if the package weighs more than 1 oz..... That puts it out of my ballpark. Any other good Tungsten Carbide nozzles available in the U.S.? Most of the ones I find are 'Tungsten Carbide alloy'.

Posted : 12/06/2020 2:53 pm
Andrew
(@andrewld)
Estimable Member

I hate to add to your pain but I was due to be in Calgary on holiday. I could have mailed it off in the post when I was there.... 😉 

On the plus side I am due in Calgary next year now. So thanks for the heads up. I WILL have a showroom with shiny things to be in. 😀 

Posted : 12/06/2020 5:25 pm
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gkas
(@gerrykaslowski)
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@andrewld

Thanks for the thought... 😊 

Posted : 12/06/2020 9:46 pm
Karl Herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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I have been using these good quality nozzles for a long time and I am very satisfied with them:

https://e3d-online.com/collections/nozzles/products/v6-nozzles

The nozzle is an important component in 3D printing and that's why the price is secondary to me.

 

Cheaper, but good brass nozzles you can buy here:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33050054597.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dLJ3elg

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33000532092.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dLJ3elg

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32844446650.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dLJ3elg

 

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 : 13/06/2020 12:31 am
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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If you prefer ordering from Amazon.com:

  1. V6 Compatible Nozzles 3DMV6
  2. Big Tree Tech Nozzles V6
  3. Polisi3D V6 Nozzle
  4. Aibecy V6 Ruby
  5. Polisi V6 Nozzles
  6. Ashata V6 Hardened Steel Nozzles

I have used each of these also, and you get the protection of ordering it from Amazon.  

Posted : 13/06/2020 1:00 am
gkas
(@gerrykaslowski)
Eminent Member

I'm looking for a Tungsten Carbide nozzle, not a Tungsten Carbide nozzle alloy. I already have a hardened steel nozzle.

Posted : 13/06/2020 1:04 am
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