geneb wrote:Printing ABS with an un-verified thermistor is risky. If it's under-reading, you run the risk of ruining the PEEK section of the hot end - Harbor Fright sells a nice little meter that has a good thermocouple on it for under $40. (I'm lucky, I've got three HFs within easy driving distance! )
I've found that I'm getting MUCH better prints from PLA than I ever got from ABS. I think it's a combination of different properties in the material and maybe PLA is a bit more forgiving of my uncoordinated stumbling around.
Blobbing and stringing boils down to slicer adjustments - I'm not good enough at that yet to recommend anything to anybody.
When you print a cube of known dimensions, how accurate is the result you're getting? BTW, a 20%-25% infill is plenty for most things you'll be printing.
Congrats on finishing your build and thank you very much for the feedback you've given on the 2nd edition!
Old Chinese proverb: Man with Harbor Freight in town always know where to buy tools. Man with three Harbor Freight never sure.
I didn't make it clear -- I don't have a thermocouple thermistor YET. I haven't had a chance this week to visit the solitary, lonely HF that's nearby.