I have a taz 5 with a .35 nozzle and also have the dual extruder v2. Lulzbot has shy’ed away from the .35 nozzle. My dual extruder v2 has .5 hex nozzles on it. Changing heads is a pain in the butt with having to load new firmware, reset z-offset (or re-calibrate the z home), and e-steps. It would seem to me that printing with just one nozzle of the dual extruder v2 vs single .5 extruder would be the same thing. I don’t really want to buy a new head. So why swap out the head and reset everything.
Why indeed, but cura does not seem to have the materials and profiles for the dual extruder v2. There are only 4 I believe. I assume this is because it only list the combinations that can be used together with both extruders.
Is there a reason I can’t use the dual extruder v2 the way I’ve described. Could I tell cura it’s a single extruder and have access to the additional materials and profiles despite the firmware being different. In other words ignore cura when it complains about the firmware being wrong or is there actually a difference in the two print heads that would prevent this.