Heater cartridge undersized?

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  1. elmoret

    elmoret Administrator

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    To clarify - I've been able to remove them as well.

    As for the sock, perhaps trimming a hole in the sock?
     
  2. sga

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    More lucky than I was then... my screw head is all rounded and I don't see how I could ever get it out.
    ( I mean except drilling it out)
    I just ordered some heaters from aliexpress, I will try my luck..
    yep a hole in the socket would work I guess.
    It's just not "clean". That said I definetely wouldn't mind if you were a chinese company selling hotends for 5$.
    I wish you'd have a few undersized block to fit the undersized heaters.
    Sorry for the pics they are a bit soft or out of focus also I used the block before the socket...
    and btw thank you for all the good work, except for this little defect they do work pretty well.

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  3. Kanedias

    Kanedias Well-Known Member

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    A needle file and some patience and you could cut a slot into that cap screw to remove it
     
  4. Alex9779

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    I don't use the provided screws for clamping the heaters.
    I had similar problems, the are really soft and the fit is not very good with an allen key...
    So I am using hex cap screws now which works pretty well, you can easily remove burned filament if you do not use socks or sand them and the just use a normal wrench wich can transfer more force on the screw...
     
  5. Kanedias

    Kanedias Well-Known Member

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    I've been meaning to find a non-magnetic replacement for it, I had one model where I wanted to print in place some RE magnets but the screw made it impossible.
     

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