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Up for voiding your warranty? Get this pen
on November 2, 2017
So I wish I could give this pen 5 stars..I really enjoy using it. It’s sleek, sturdy, and easy to use. It holds a consistent temperature, can print in ABS and PLA, and can be used for extended periods of time. When you use it for a while, it gets pretty warm in your hand but won’t burn you. Considering the fact that a part within a centimeter or so of your fingertip is running at about 200 Celsius, just being pretty warm is a win for me.
Here’s where I have the problem. Until you learn how to use this pen and get to know it, it’ll jam on you. And as soon as you unscrew the top piece of that pen, your warranty is voided. This means you either commit to fixing it yourself or you ship it back to Belgium every time it gets gunked up.
Either Lix doesn’t understand that its market demographic consists of tinkerers whose first instinct is to fix something ourselves, or they're banking on everyone voiding their warranties.
Either way, if you aren’t comfortable fixing this yourself, don’t buy it. If you are willing to spend an hour or so CAREFULLY learning your pen inside and out, get it. There aren’t a lot of tear down and fix it videos because this pen is so new, but I’m considering making one next time I need to fix it.
Ive noticed some comments about it extruding too quickly, and while I understand what they’re saying, the idea behind the pen is to extrude a little plastic while you stretch it. It works really well once you get the hang of it, but it takes practice.