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What hotend are you using?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:58 pm
by etxbkst
I'm looking for an inexpensive hotend to test out my ShapeOko as a printer. I was thinking a cheap Chinese E3D knockoff. What are you using? Any suggestions for a sub $50 end? What extruder are you using?


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Re: What hotend are you using?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:59 pm
by WillAdams
Don't cheap out on the hot end.

It determines the final aspects of how well a machine will extrude. Get a J-head from hotends.com or something w/ a similar reputation for quality and performance.

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ng#Hot_End

Re: What hotend are you using?

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:12 am
by etxbkst
I reeeallly want to splurge and get the E3D Chimaera. But I've already sunk more into this rebuild than I had budgeted (ain't that how it always works!) I have a Printrbot that I could just cannibalize the hotend and extruder from, but that doesn't seem very fun!

Also, thanks for the link. I love just how well you've put that together and kept it up.


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