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Bowden Tube Questions with mounting to the extruder

I am currently working on getting my palette setup and working with my printer, on the one step it tells me to mount the Bowden tube to a mount that is Velcro attached above the extruder. Why wouldn’t I just run the tube directly down the hot end and mount it like if it was coming directly from the feeder, not using the provided mount?

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Main reason for this is that you’ll be disconnecting that tube at the start of every print for feeding, the velcro they provide makes this much easier and quicker. That being said, I use the bowden fitting on the input of my extruder drive to connect the tube as it makes a much more secure (and dimensionally accurate) connection to the tube. You’ll want to make sure to use high quality fittings if you do this, as the cheap ones can only be connected and disconnected a few times before being damaged.

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