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i try to keep some spares of parts, materials, bits and bobs around for ... just in case. my printer is sometimes on the road so i also have a box with a few things in case something goes wrong.

a few of the things I have:

- spare printed sliding blocks

- feeder gears

- nuts, bolts, washers

- oil

- belt tensioners

- calibration tools

- hex set

- teflon insulator gasket

- ...

what do you keep for emergencies, both in your workshop and on the road?


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- blue tape in case the HB fails

- gorilla/duck tape in case of the UM falls :-)

For transport I´m thinking of seperate the feeder stepper wires by a connector to make it easier to place it safe instead of at the back of the UMO


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I second the heater, thermistor, all things electrical...

A lot of the other stuff you can potentially hack together to still make work if they should break...

- A cracked slider block?... : Glue it a bit or give it some gaffa... It will hold up until you print a new one...

But stuff like the heater, thermistor, even maybe a spare stepper, stepstick etc... You cant temporarily fix those if they break, and you are left with buying new ones and waiting for delivery... That could be 3-6 weeks if they have to arrive from say... China


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I agree, lots of bits to fix things. electric bits I need to do.

The sliding blocks I have are printed and don't need to pull off a rod to replace a piece. already needed to replace a piece and I was glad I had a spare.

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