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The best tools for 3D print removal

by NerdAlert3D, published

The best tools for 3D print removal by NerdAlert3D Apr 10, 2013

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I found that I have the best luck on my Replicator2 of printing directly on the acrylic bed, but removal of prints with alot of surface area against the bed can be a pain. After much trial and error, I have come across the best one-two punch for removing prints from your print bed. The tool on the left is a simple paint scraper which holds old-school razor blades and is usually used to scrape paint off of windows. The tool on the right is actually sold at Wal-Mart as a food chopper and is essentially a flat piece of stainless steel rolled on one end for a handle and with a beveled blade on the other. I slide the razor blade carefully around all edges to start the print loosening and then use the chopper under the loosened edge to pop off the print. Works perfect and haven't ruined or failed on a single print! Enjoy!

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Hey! Look at this - on Amazon -> http://www.amazon.com/Progress...

I purchased at WalMart, and unfortunately threw away the box. However, the back of the scraper says "Progressive" - does that help?

What's the brand for the food chopper? I'm getting too many results when I search for it.

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NerdAlert3D on Mar 11, 2014 said:

Hey! Look at this - on Amazon -> http://www.amazon.com/Progress...

NerdAlert3D on Mar 11, 2014 said:

I purchased at WalMart, and unfortunately threw away the box. However, the back of the scraper says "Progressive" - does that help?

conigrl on Mar 8, 2014 said:

What's the brand for the food chopper? I'm getting too many results when I search for it.

IcanCwhatUsay on May 19, 2013 said:

I prefer this scrapper personally. It doesn't collapse on itself http://www.amazon.com/Titan-12...

wierd101 on Apr 15, 2013 said:

I've got the exact same paint scraper, along with a larger, more blunt paint scraper. Works pretty well, though i still end up scraping tape off my print bed most times. That steel chopper certainly looks useful though.

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