My apoloigies for what is I am sure an duplicate question. Funny thing is - the forum won’t let me search for “upgrade filament 1.7mm” because they are all “commonly used words” and I cannot use them in my search. So I have no easy way to find the answer it seems. Googling gives a reference sheet from adafruit on converting the TAZ 4 but I’m not sure how similar the extruders are and if thats possible. The TAZ modifications thread has a link to a 1.75mm toolhead, but it just goes to an undocumented file directory full of stuff, none of which seems to be a guide or usable parts. I’m looking at the 1.7 E3D head and all that comes with, however, if its possible with the current hot end (even if it’s not ideal) I’d like to give it a shot.
Before the “why would you want to” questions (I’ve read a lot about how 3mm is better in many ways for the TAZ 5) - I’m an old Makerbot version 1.wooden-unstable-piece-of-crap-hate-it-time-to-get-a-working-printer-hey-lulzbot-looks-awesome owner. With an absolute TON of 1.7mm filament I’d hate to have to toss (or go through the hassle selling - a lot of it is still factory sealed. Got a good deal on line a while back and bought a ton of 1kg spools for about $8 each, and no, it’s not the cheap garbage either).
So the fact I’d have to pay roughly $400+ to replace the 1.7mm filament I own now is incentive to try and do a temporary conversion until I use up the other stuff.
Will my .5mm nozzle be ok? I know it’s not ideal, but will it be adequate for a while? Or should I really get a new nozzle? Are there plans or a guide anywhere for the TAZ 5? Is the extruder in the 4 close enough to the 5 that I could use that guide and the 3d models provided?
Thanks a lot in advance, and again, sorry for re-asking a question that I’m sure has been asked many times before. I just can’t find the answer, and the links in the mods thread are either over my head, or outdated.