I’ve been having trouble with my hobbed bolt that I made myself, so I bought one from LulzBot. I have a wade’s reloaded extruder. When I went to assemble it, I noticed that the teeth aren’t in the same place as the bolt that I made myself. Furthermore, when I assemble the extruder, the teeth don’t line up with the filament channel. The only conclusion that I can draw is that I’m assembling the thing wrong. The only way I could figure out to assemble it was to stack four washers under the big gear, but still the teeth aren’t quite in the right place. Also that seems silly.
I must be doing something dumb. Can someone more experienced point out my mistake?