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Posted · U2+ Feeder Better?

This is probably a very stupid question but...

 

My U2 has generally been working well and now that I'm a bit more familiar with things, I know what to watch out for regarding the feeder issues.  But when coming in this morning to find a print that had stopped printing due to feeder grindage (and spending time cleaning/adjusting the feeder... I am wondering if the U2+ (extrusion upgrade kit) would totally eliminate this problem.  (I have the extrusion upgrade kit but have not installed it yet).

 

Is the U2+ feeder much more reliable and no longer causes grindage issues?

 

Thanks for your thoughts!

 

Mike

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    Posted · U2+ Feeder Better?

    You may still get issues.  It's really hard to say.  Basically it pushes almost 2X as hard so instead of 5-10 pounds (5kg) force it is more like 10 to 15 pounds force (9kg).  But if you push the limits it will still grind.  It's just that the limits are farther out.

     

    If you have the plus upgrade then definitely install it. It's pretty easy to do and the instructions are great with photos and all.

     

    The lever on the new white plus feeder is a huge improvement over the black feeder so you can just slide filament in and out manually instead of using silly menus.

     

    Having the Olsson block and being able to print with 0.8mm nozzle in my opinion is HUGE.  4X faster printing.

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    Posted · U2+ Feeder Better?

    Yes, the 2+ feeder is way better than the old black UM2 feeder.

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    Posted · U2+ Feeder Better?

    Thanks!  I will be installing it soon.

     

    Thanks again.

     

    Mike

     

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