3D Printer Nozzle Quality Comparison

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I don't do a ton of super-precision, so my gut-reaction is "no, not a huge impact for the casual hobbyist".

What would be interesting is if they printed the exact same test-sample item with the exact same filament, settings, etc., and only swapping those nozzles to see if there really is much difference.

I think the main issues I've heard / seen with various nozzles:
  1. When the "throat" of the upper portion of the nozzle isn't bored perfectly clean and filament can get stuck
  2. When the tip of the nozzle has been eroded away so much (from abrasive filament) that the opening is almost twice as big, so a lot more plastic comes out than is expected, causing issues
... but again, I'm not a purist and do much bigger quick-n-dirty prints.
 

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Do these imperfections matter? If so, at what point do they matter for the printing done by hobbyists?
I have never taught much about the output quality of my nozzles and I use point 5 and as long as it keeps feeding out without clogging then I’m happy, perfection is in the eye of the beholder, and right now this holder is unemployed till I get my printers fixed.. :(
P.S. I change the nozzle head every couple of weeks, I got a bag of 50 spare..
 
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