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SJP Quick Change Spool to hold 5 lb filament

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SJP Quick Change Spool to hold 5 lb filament by SaintJProductions Feb 2, 2013
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*WARNING: be sure your filament roll is wrapped from the inside out. otherwise tangles will result and filament will jam.
V1.1 Spring holds not strong enough to keep arm closed.

  • PLANS: New arm releases, Hole to hold filament ie start of spool inside end (both 3mm and 1.75mm), tips of arms to tilt to inside to help with unraveling, more spokes in hub to keep filament circular.

This was created to hold 5 lb of filament.

Based on murat's 1 lb design

One of the arms allows collapse to ease reloading of a fresh spool

Pictured V1.0
V1.1 - removed cross brace support to use less plastic and ease access to spring/band hooks.

Video of hub V1.0 printing: http://youtu.be/oknv5050ghE

Pictured, fresh 5 lb spool, arm opened for loading.
pictured fresh 5 lb spool mounted with SJP 2 piece spool holder and 8mm rod.


Print spool hub

  • Note: make sure your bridging settings are calibrated properly
    Remove bottom support ring

Print arms 3 Static arm and 3 open arm

6x 22mm - 25mm m3 nuts and bolts

3x ExtensionSprings or rubber bands

2x 608 bearings

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