To cut a long story short, I managed to clog on my Taz 5 switching from ABS to Nylon, got down to last resort after some time using Google and got the blowtorch on the nozzle.
The thing I read said to heat for approx a minute til the smoke and yellow flame is gone, I heated for about 15/20 seconds before the brass completely discoloured and I stopped immediately. It got most the nylon/abs mix out of the nozzle but there’s still some incinerated crud burned onto the bottom and I still can’t see through the nozzle.
I tried poking wire through it but it was really flimsy and just curled and probably scratched the inside of the nozzle.
I’ll be buying a replacement tomorrow, but it’s works printer and work will be needing it tomorrow so I really need to get this nozzle serviceable if at all possible if only for a day.
Is it just a case of putting on a brave face and giving it the heat? Or does anyone have any other ideas? Is the nozzle likely to be wrecked?
Also, will replacement nozzles have to be the same as the one that comes on the hexagon hot end? I’ve seen some with a hex shaped nozzle which a socket would fit over, that would be better for me as I could use my torque wrench to tighten instead of having to guess by hand with a spanner.
Thanks for any tips/advice.