Nice set of nozzle-cleaning bits for $21

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chippwalters
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Nice set of nozzle-cleaning bits for $21

Post by chippwalters » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:05 am

Thanks and most interesting. How often do you drill your nozzle? And, what is considered standard maintenance for an UP! printer?

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Re: Nice set of nozzle-cleaning bits for $21

Post by JuliaDee » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:21 pm

I've never actually drilled a nozzle, but in the past I've run a fine wire through them to clear clogs. I subsequently found that the most significant clogging actually occurs behind the 0.4mm aperture, in the "middle chamber", which is just big enough to twizzle a 1/16" bit around in. Cleaning the gunk out of there can make a big difference. That said, I haven't taken a nozzle off in months (knock on wood). The pass-the-filament-through-a-piece-of-foam trick seems to help a lot. I just thought these bits would be handy to have around in case of emergency.

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