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.

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.

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.

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!


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.


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)