I have made a few prints now, one of them a print that has given me nothing but failure over 8 attempts. It now prints PERFECTLY. The layers are smooth, almost invisible... the printer never failed, never knocked, never mis-fed filament... The Oiler/Filter is DA BOMB! I will never print without it.
Here is the earlier print: Nesting Wall for Tabletop War-games, high quality, raft, no supports, 20%infill, yellow filament PLA from an external 1kg reel, NO OILER:
Here is the latest print: Nesting Wall for Tabletop War-games, high quality, raft, no supports, 20%infill, yellow filament PLA from an external 1kg reel, WITH OILER:
I will continue testing throughout today, but these results are DRAMATIC! I have never gotten a good print from the yellow PLA and I have never gotten so smooth a print as this.
I have read the forums that speak of worry over chemical change and layer adhesion. My take on that is that they are guessing and that the ones who do this with experience are saying there is simply too little oil to change layer adhesion and the oil is boiled off in the extruder rather than added to the PLA. All I know is that if I keep getting results like this, I can stand it!