Heat set inserts...

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geneb
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Heat set inserts...

Post by geneb » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:29 pm

Where can I find the heat set inserts that the TAZ uses and a howto on their use?

tnx!

g.

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Re: Heat set inserts...

Post by Orias » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:46 pm

Here's a thread with more information:
http://forum.lulzbot.com/viewtopic.php? ... serts#p307

geneb
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Re: Heat set inserts...

Post by geneb » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:47 pm

It's not really helpful. There's nothing that specifies WHICH parts are used in the TAZ and the only apparent vendor has a $125 min. order.

Where does Lulzbot get their inserts and what kind are they?

There was also no mention of how they're actually inserted.

g.

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Re: Heat set inserts...

Post by 1013 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:54 pm

http://www.mcmaster.com/#heat-inserts/=np1e3y

you want the shorter ones. and the installation tip...and the soldering iron if you do not have one.

heat up the iron. then put the insert on the hot tip. (smaller diameter side out). wait for it to change color, then push it into the hole PAST the surface. I also use a hex wrench to push it in further because it tries to pop out when hot. then I push and hold the plastic down on a flat plate (countertop works). this pushes any molten plastic flat.

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Re: Heat set inserts...

Post by geneb » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:42 pm

Ah, now that's EXACTLY what I was after! Thanks!

Now help a derp out - what screw diameters are used? :D

g.

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Re: Heat set inserts...

Post by aadamson » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:05 pm

geneb wrote:Ah, now that's EXACTLY what I was after! Thanks!

Now help a derp out - what screw diameters are used? :D

g.
3mm

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Re: Heat set inserts...

Post by geneb » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:32 am

Thanks aadamson!

Will the soldering iron tips work in a Hakko FX-888 iron, or do you need to buy their iron?

Are the insertion tips threaded?

tnx!

g.

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Re: Heat set inserts...

Post by 1013 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:14 am

geneb wrote:Thanks aadamson!

Will the soldering iron tips work in a Hakko FX-888 iron, or do you need to buy their iron?

Are the insertion tips threaded?

tnx!

g.
No, the tips are not threaded....they are 1/4" diameter and slip fit into the soldering iron hot end, and then a set screw in the iron clamps it in place.

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Re: Heat set inserts...

Post by jebba » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:53 am

You can really use any tip--you just need to heat them up. The specialty tips are just nicer.

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Re: Heat set inserts...

Post by rsilvers » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:57 pm

They don't fit my Radio Shack irons. I cannot find my Weller solder station. I need to buy a new one.

I bought the inserter tip. It is 1/4 inch in diameter. I am told these stations have 1/4 inch tips, but they seem to be hollow tips and I am not sure if the McMaster inserter will work. Will it?

http://www.amazon.com/Aoyue-9378-Progra ... roduct_top

http://www.amazon.com/X-TRONIC-MODEL-40 ... pd_cp_hi_3

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