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Extruding quality: Bowden or Wade?

I can not decide which extruder to build: Bowden or Wade. I am aware that both have their pros and cons, Wade being simpler but heavier, while Bowden allows for lighter X carriage but due to long PTFE tubing is more prone to oozing. I asked around, and got very mixed replies to that question, for Example Nutz95 uses Bowden, while Courious advised me to use Wade.

My main concern is quality, I don’t care much for the speed.

Also – which filament version to make? 3mm or 1.75 mm?

And because it’s hard to reach conclusive data, I’ve decided to create this poll.

For best print quality - Bowden or Wade?

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