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e3d v6 collet clip

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by joea, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. joea

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    Whilst casually assembling e3d v6 kit, there was this one part left over, not mentioned in any of the videos or guides I observed. a tiny blue clip like deal.

    A bit of scrounging turned up of all things a thiingiverse file for just that item.

    Ah, now I see. Making sure the tube was properly seated in the heat break, the break thoroughly seated in the heat sink, I popped the black guide/lock into "the fully upright position" and confidently went to install the little blue clip. Which promptly popped off at a high rate of speed, apparently achieving dimensional escape velocity.

    Question now is to order a couple on Amazebay, or rely on the "lock" to keep the tube in position while I print what I found on thingiverse and change the tube working out while doing retracts?
     
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    You can depend on the lock for short term prints and if you reduce printing speed by say 50% that will also help.
     
  3. joea

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    In my stack of "I'll buy this assortment pack, just in case" (and hardly ever . . .) I found "cir-clips" that has one that worked out. At least so far.

    Now I have to decide if I should drill out the (fill in proper name) to allow the tube to run up to the hobbed bolt. I'm pretty sure I want to have the tube come up that far as I always had trouble feeding in filament with the old one. Drove me nuts. Short, repetitive trips.
     
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    Yes, you need to bring the tube up from the extruder and through the Gregs Wade mounting plate up to just below the hobbed bolt.
     

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