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Topic: A friendly reminder on safety

So last weekend was hardly a good one for me. Granted, it could have been much worse, so I would like to share a couple photos to follow safe practices and maintain your machines.

I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why I was having a Y shift on my most reliable Solidoodle. After much profanity, I took out the X gantry for inspection. Cracks along the bearing housings allowed for slop and lots of it.
http://i.imgur.com/NV4mZZR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/13OWrou.jpg

When cleaning support, always cut away. I was playing with some S3D profiles, and the support ended up being stronger than the actual print. Three stitches later I still can't use some tools or make some modifications....at least for another week.
http://i.imgur.com/2GhQcgF.jpg

This is the E3D heater plug for the same printer. I have no idea how long it was like this. I power down and completely unplug my machines when I work on them, so I know it happened during normal operation.
http://i.imgur.com/8ExSnQt.jpg

Well, that's it guys. Just wanted to remind everyone to fully inspect their printers every so often and NOT slice into your hand.

Printit 8.10 printer
Multiple SD2s- Bulldog XL, E3D v5/v6/Lite6, Volcano, Hobb Goblin, Titan, .9 motor, Lawsy carriages, direct Y drive, fishing line...the list goes on
Filawinder and Filastruder #1870.....worth every penny!

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Re: A friendly reminder on safety

Yikes! Hope you're all healed up soon. A good reminder indeed.

FWIW, those Dupont connectors are only good for 2 amps. Maybe 3 if crimped properly with 22AWG wire. A 40w heater at 12 volts would be 3.3A.

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Re: A friendly reminder on safety

ouch! sad

SD4 #1 - Lawsy carriages, E3D v6, Rumba controller board, mirror bed plate, X motor fan & upgraded PSU & Mica bed heater
SD4 #2 - basically the same as SD4 #1 now... wink
Folgertech 2020 Kossel kit with reprinted plastics and top mounted bearing spool feed
Folgertech FT-5 - in progress... (sold the 2020 Prusa)