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Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

Posted: March 8th, 2019, 10:15 am
by GrueMaster
Not in sets? Really? Mine were a pair (of course the exact item I bought was a pair and is no longer available on amazon).

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

Posted: March 20th, 2019, 11:10 am
by Tech Gorilla
GrueMaster wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 10:15 am
Not in sets? Really? Mine were a pair (of course the exact item I bought was a pair and is no longer available on amazon).
Nope. This is how I discovered how nice one-click ordering can be on Amazon. I have a video about linear bearings if anyone is interested in seeing whats inside.


Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

Posted: March 21st, 2019, 4:27 am
by Lez0
I have used these type of bearing in other projects. The quality can vary a lot between different suppliers. You can get nice silent smooth bearings or bearings that sound and feel so rough you wouldn't want to use them for anything. It is difficult finding a good supplier, but as the price isn't very high it's worth making sure you are happy with the bearing before using them.
Just my 10 cents.
Lez

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

Posted: March 25th, 2019, 10:18 am
by LePaul
That's a really great video. I had a KFL8 part in my FT-6 kit not work properly, it is suppose to flex around a bit to grip the threaded rod, but it was stuck. As a result, upon testing the bed/lead screw/chrome rods, I got binding at the bottom. After a lot of debugging, removed the KFL8 and douse it in WD40 to get it moving, observed a lot of debris on the paper towel beneath it, then applied DuPont Teflon Silicone lubricant. It moves now, but that first part of the movement is awful creaky. So...it's good enough for a spare but getting a new one.

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

Posted: March 25th, 2019, 11:03 am
by Roberts_Clif
The video is great, I have been trying to relocate this, and could not find it as forgot who posted.

Was trying to explain to someone the other day why they needed to clean and re-lube the linear bearings,
this took forever and still could not get the point across why the factory bearing needed to be cleaned and re-lubed.


Now on I can simply reference this video.

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

Posted: March 28th, 2019, 7:20 am
by Tech Gorilla
Roberts_Clif wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 11:03 am
The video is great, ....Now on I can simply reference this video.
As a small, but trying YouTube channel who was monetized before they moved the goalpost last year (i need 750 more subs to get my $80.59), I really appreciate you sharing this video. It's gotten quite a few views between here and Reddit. I don't use Facebook/Instagram/Twitter at all, so I have limited outlets to share.

Thank you guys very kindly!

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

Posted: March 28th, 2019, 3:53 pm
by LePaul
Tech Gorilla wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 7:20 am
Roberts_Clif wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 11:03 am
The video is great, ....Now on I can simply reference this video.
As a small, but trying YouTube channel who was monetized before they moved the goalpost last year (i need 750 more subs to get my $80.59), I really appreciate you sharing this video. It's gotten quite a few views between here and Reddit. I don't use Facebook/Instagram/Twitter at all, so I have limited outlets to share.

Thank you guys very kindly!
I know how you feel, they changed it just before I hit the 10,000 view goal post. It took a bit but finally made the goals and views and subs seem to just get easier after 1k subs. If you're having fun in the videos and like making them, that's the secret. I see a lot of people "chasing" their stats and putting out videos that THEY probably wouldn't sit through and watch. (Don't be that guy!)

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

Posted: May 12th, 2019, 12:36 pm
by GrueMaster
I am finally getting around to doing something with my little-hicci (3DP-17). Starting by printing @Roberts_Clif cable chain for X axis, and firmware update. Using Big-Hicci (CR-10S) to print the chain parts (it was already loaded & leveled). Lots to do to it to get it up to snuff. I'm printing the X chain mounts and 20 links to start. I think it takes more, but this is a good start. Will take several hours just to print this much at 0.15mm (Octoprint is saying ~4.5-15 hours, depending on which estimate you look at).