Anyone using Makergear plastruders?

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Anyone using Makergear plastruders?

Postby naPS » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:40 pm

I'd love to pick up a couple of MK7's to finish off my Hadron's, but they're ALWAYS out of stock.

The Makergear Plastruders are always in stock, and essentially look like the same thing. I've had good luck with their hot end on my Prusa, but I hate the Wades that it's attached to. Their whole Plastruder assembly looks pretty simple, and effective. I'm just curious if someone has had any actual experience with it to tell me if they're good or not.

Thanks!
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Re: Anyone using Makergear plastruders?

Postby bdring » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:00 pm

I have used them and they are great. With the MK7 you need to deal with the thermocouple and you really need to dial up the current. Pololus will need a fan.

The cartridge based hot ends are pretty nice though.
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Re: Anyone using Makergear plastruders?

Postby naPS » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:29 pm

Yeah, I am a little concerned about the length of the nozzles on them, but I'm thinking that can be corrected for using some standoffs or something. I wouldn't want to change the center of gravity on the carriage too much though, might cause some wobble.

Thanks for the feedback Bart.
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