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Select a difficulty level for this entire task (including any prerequisite instructions). The difficulty ranking reflects the experience, physical dexterity, and risk involved.

Very easy

Does not require opening device.


Requires minimal disassembly and requires only basic tools like a Phillips or flat-head screwdriver.


Requires a fair amount of disassembly. This is a task that most people would not perform without instruction.


Requires significant disassembly and may require specialized tasks like soldering.

Very difficult

This task is considered quite challenging, may require specialized tasks like micro-soldering, and may risk damage to the device. If you can do this, people may call you MacGyver on occasion.

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  • 1 × 16mm Spanner
  • 1 × 7mm Spanner
  • 1 × Pozi-Drive Screwdriver
  • 1 × M2.5 Hex Wrench
  • 1 × Ruler
  • 1 × Wire cutters
  • 1 × M2 Hex Wrench
  • 1 × Wire strippers
  • 1 × Aluminium Heatsink (Contains embedded fitting for tubing in 1.75mm Universal and 3mm Bowden versions)
  • 1 × Stainless Steel Heatbreak
  • 1 × Aluminium Heater Block​
  • 1 × Brass Nozzle (0.4mm)
  • 1 × 100K Semitec 104GT2 NTC thermistor with 100mm x Silicone Fibreglass Sleeving
  • 1 × 12v or 24v 25W Heater Cartridge
  • 1 × 12v or 24v 30x30x10mm fan
  • 1 × High Temperature Fiberglass Wire - for Thermistor (150mm) OR 1m of Thermistor wire (with 0.1" connector when available)
  • 4 × 0.75mm Ferrules - for Solder-Free Wire Joins
  • 4 × Plastfast30 3.0 x 16 screws to attach the fan to the fan duct
  • 1 × M3x3 socket dome screw and M3 washer to clamp thermistor
  • 1 × M3x10 socket dome screw to clamp the heater block around the heater cartridge
  • 1 × Fan Duct (Injection Moulded PC)​
  • 1 × 800mm of appropriately sized PTFE tubing (for Bowden installations)
  • 1 × Screw in Coupler for extruder end of tubing (for Bowden installations)
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