spatula / putty knife included with assembled printer, but not with kit?
 

spatula / putty knife included with assembled printer, but not with kit?  

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scruss
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So I got an i3 mk3s for work, and liked it so much I bought one for home, too. The assembled printer came with a particularly nice wooden-handled putty knife / spatula with round corners to help clean off the build plate. The kit didn't.

Is this tool supposed to come with all Prusa printers?

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Posted : 20/05/2019 3:34 am
Olef
 olef
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Does not come with the kits.

Posted : 20/05/2019 11:34 am
bobstro
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I also didn't get one with a pre-assembled printer (March 2018).

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Posted : 20/05/2019 12:40 pm
scruss
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Posted by: Olef

Does not come with the kits.

Good to know, thanks. Looks like I'll need to hit the hardware store to get one for my kit.

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Posted : 21/05/2019 12:40 am
vintagepc
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If you sharpen it with a file and give it a slight back bevel to keep the edge just off the bed, when you hold it parallel to the plate it will not dig in, yet be *very* good at catching and lifting single-layer things (e.g. failed prints and purge lines...) 😉

Posted : 21/05/2019 1:02 am
toaf
 toaf
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you need a putty knife?

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Posted : 21/05/2019 6:38 am
bobstro
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Posted by: toaf

you need a putty knife?

Have never needed one in 13 months. A small plastic (printed) wedge is handy to avoid fouling the PEI print surface, but no need for pointy metal things. 

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Posted : 21/05/2019 9:38 am
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