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killejano
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Filament cleaner

Post by killejano »

What kinds of filament cleaners are you guys using and how do you mount them?

I'm thinking of editing some kind of cleaning holder to my extruder frame but Iäm not shure of what kind of cleaning media should I use.

angryangel
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Post by angryangel »

i use a cleaner pad frim iphone disply cover set and atached with a cabel tie around the filament very simple bu it works

Hugues
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Post by Hugues »

I'm just using one of these plastic clips we use in the kitchen to close bags,...
Then i small piece of fibrous cloth, in order to catch the dust,
nothing fancy, seems to work, it does catch something,
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Hugues
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JTa
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Post by JTa »

I have been using felt polishing wheel that came with my Dremel:
Dremel polishing wheel.
Dremel polishing wheel.
And it seems to catch something:
Close-up picture of the filament cleaner.
Close-up picture of the filament cleaner.
Now that I saw it in close-up picture, perhaps something else would be better. Those small strands coming off the wheel might also clog the head..?

kimmoli
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Post by kimmoli »

the dremel thing looks nice.

i use this
http://www.felixprinters.com/forum/view ... t=10#p1882

JTa
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Post by JTa »

kimmoli wrote:the dremel thing looks nice.

i use this
http://www.felixprinters.com/forum/view ... t=10#p1882
One of the things on my todo-list is to make such a holder for the wheels. But it's not the first thing on my list. :)

pla_GodX
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Post by pla_GodX »

Hi,

I use a plastic bag clip from ikea. I cut a notch into it and put to pieces of kitchen sponge into it.
It has already two notches on the inside, which hold the sponge.

I recommend to use a smaller one. I used he big one because I did not know which sponge material to use at first so I thought I can bend the long clip better around stiffer materials.
spool cleaner ikea
spool cleaner ikea
disassembled
disassembled

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