Wanting to know if anyone has tried these
They seem like a nice cheap option and I'm trying to build this I3 as cheap as possible.
Has anyone had any experience with these good or bad?
They are smaller in real life than I expected.
They don't come with thermistor or heating element.
The thermistor hole is very small. A standard thermistor is about 3mm diameter. This hole is about 1.5mm (not measured)
They recommend a fan on the barrel, not provided
thanks for that Dust.
those thermistors say they are 2mm diameter
I may have to re-think that then. once I factor in heater and thermistor it's getting closer in price to the other hotends out there. originally my plan was to get Magma all metal Hotend, and be setup straight away for printing with all available materials, but the designer no longer sells them and those that do have them in stock seem to sell them for more than the designer did.
I'm printing with one as I type this. Works really well for me. I had a Peek hotend before and the thermistor came loose, and melted it. So I used the thermistor and heater cartridge from the old hotend and used them on the Aluhotend.
thanks for the replies
Andy c what material are you printing with, any issues specific to pla or abs?
Dust did you get yours working, do you have spare thermistors? how much for one.
this would be $20.00 cheaper than a genuine jhead if i go for the complete aluhotend kit. the jhead clones on aliexpress work out to about the same price but i hear a lot of reports of jams with the clones, still not surenwhich one to go with.