Filament Guide - FT-5

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Filament Guide - FT-5 by Joe558 Aug 31, 2016
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Filament guide for FT-5. These allow you to run a bowden tube before the extruder to prevent filament snags, it also ensures even pull on the filament no matter the position/movement of the extruder.

There are two versions, one is chamfered at the bottom and the other is made to accept a bowden tube. I prefer the bowden bottom to keep the filament supported right up to the spool.

Bowden tube, and an M4x12mm screw and t-nut are all that is needed. No bowden fittings are necessary.

Works great with this spool holder: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1747792

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I used the one with the countersink on the filament inlet, and it worked out beautifully. I ended up drilling the 2020 mounting hole to 3/16 in order to use a 5mm socket cap screw and t-nut left over from the corner brackets since I had no M4x12mm screws left over. Didn't take much. I used 3 outer layers just in case I would have to modify the holes.

I also have my filament mounted at the back using the FolgerTech provided conduit spool holder, so the full bowden version was not necessary, since the filament path is much shorter than what you have pictured.

Printed and works awesome.