Re: E3D v5 All Metal w/Direct Pinch skipping/clicking proble After fighting with my machine for the past week this thread got me up and running! While reading through it the thought of "seasoning" my new hot end once a month was enough to convince me to just throw it away and buy a hot end that works. However, as I got towards the end and saw people were having success with drilling the tips out I figured I would give it a shot. After screwing up the first one (they are soft!) I got the second one exactly how I wanted it and was finally able to complete a full print! Hopefully the problem doesn't come back as I have had all I can stand with this "upgrade"!