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CodeCage
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How best to change a nozzle

How do I change a nozzle?  I find it is very difficult if not impossible to hold the heater block with an adjustable wrench while trying to loosen the nozzle from the heater block.  What do I need to remove so I can hold the heater block with an adjustable wrench so the block doesn't move while loosing the nozzle?

Best Answer by jsw:

There is a similar removal tool available here: https://www.amazon.com/BIQU-Self-Design-Printer-Changing-Replacement/dp/B09BVDM7C2/

Posted : 23/11/2022 10:38 pm
jsw
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RE: How best to change a nozzle

I use a fixed open-end wrench and it's still a bit tricky.  It takes some practice.

Posted : 23/11/2022 11:08 pm
RandyM9
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Remove the print fan shroud for better access to the heat block with a wrench.

Use a socket to remove/install the nozzle.

Cheers

Posted : 24/11/2022 2:24 am
Robin
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RE: How best to change a nozzle

If there only where a place to look up things like that... Until someone creates a proper help site for prusa products this has to do: https://help.prusa3d.com/article/changing-or-replacing-the-nozzle-mk2-5s-mk3s-mk3s_2069

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

Posted : 24/11/2022 11:39 am
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JustMe3D
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An STFF (search the f.... forum) reminder popping up when hitting the "new question" button would do often, too, for starters. 🙂

Not that new posters would have manners to introduce themselves first, anyways, or to use phrases like hello, goodbye and thank you. Just wondering 🙂

 

Cheers

Chris

 

 

 

 

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Posted : 24/11/2022 11:41 am
CodeCage
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Topic starter answered:
RE: How best to change a nozzle

Great advice once one is familiar with the forum.  And as far as introductions go, are you hiding behind your moniker.  Thought my moniker was as much an intro as yours was to me.  STFF yourself!  Maybe you'll find yourself!!

Posted : 24/11/2022 12:25 pm
CodeCage
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Topic starter answered:
RE: How best to change a nozzle

Thanks RandyM9.  Just learning and just a little hesitant to "remove" many things.  Now to figure out how to remove the "print shroud."

Posted : 24/11/2022 12:28 pm
CodeCage
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Topic starter answered:
RE: How best to change a nozzle

Thanks Robin!  It's easy for some to make snide comments about new users, and then there are those like you that point us new comers in the right direction.  It is much appreciated.  I'm guessing my also snide remark to JustMe3D will never make it to the masses.

Posted : 24/11/2022 12:37 pm
Chairbot
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RE: How best to change a nozzle

 

Posted by: @codecage

How do I change a nozzle?  I find it is very difficult if not impossible to hold the heater block with an adjustable wrench while trying to loosen the nozzle from the heater block.  What do I need to remove so I can hold the heater block with an adjustable wrench so the block doesn't move while loosing the nozzle?

A few years ago, I bought a Z-Catch nozzle removal tool that has made swapping nozzles absurdly easy for me.

However, it looks as though their site is down, and PrintedSolid no longer has the item in stock

That being said, this forum thread outlines some alternatives that people have suggested, such as this 3D printed Nozzle Torque Wrench or a Craftsman set of Finger Ratchet with Bits - 1/4".

What I do like about the Z-Catch, though, is that it both holds the block and lets me remove and install nozzles. I still do need to watch and make sure I'm not pinching or making direct contact with the heater cartridge and thermistor wires, though, which is often the hardest part.

I'm glad I got my Z-Catch tool when I could; it was worked reliably for me, although I did have to buy a 1/4-inch socket separately. If you can find one, it's worth it for ease of use.

Otherwise, maybe look at installing the Revo Six; although I personally have no experience with one, reviews do seem to praise the ease of use for cold swapping nozzles frequently.

Posted : 24/11/2022 1:40 pm
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jsw
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RE: How best to change a nozzle

There is a similar removal tool available here: https://www.amazon.com/BIQU-Self-Design-Printer-Changing-Replacement/dp/B09BVDM7C2/

Posted : 24/11/2022 1:51 pm
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CodeCage
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Topic starter answered:
RE: How best to change a nozzle

Robin and RandyM9, that worked like a champ!  Thanks for your help!!

Posted : 24/11/2022 2:45 pm
RandyM9
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RE: How best to change a nozzle

Glad you got it sorted.

Cheers

Posted : 25/11/2022 5:09 am
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