Tough Extruder V2 – Dual Drive, Tough Drive Gears, 3:1 Gearing Ratio, Bowden OR Direct (1.75mm)

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Dual Drive Gears with 3:1 Gearing for TONS of Torque – 1.75mm Bowden Fitting Included, Thumbscrew for Tension Adjustment Included, Works with most stock stepper motors and stock boards. Shaft length must be 18mm or longer Optional Addons

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Tough Extruder V2


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Pancake Stepper Motor For Titan, Tough, Bondtech, or Microswiss Extruders - (NEMA 17 22.6mm, 1 Amp Max)

Standard Extruder/Stepper Motor - Long Shaft


Added Bonus EXCLUSIVE to TH3D Customers

Includes a free 3 month or $5 off 1 year of our Unified 2 Firmware package. Coupon will be emailed to you after checkout and will work on ANY Unified 2 Firmware Package in our store here:

Get Tough, Reliable Extrusion with our All-New Dual Drive Gear Tough Extruder V2

Our Tough Extruder is a geared, dual drive deal, and guided extruder to ensure that your filament feeds accurately and smoothly. This is NOT a “BMG clone” like you will see on Amazon or other sites. This is a hybrid that takes design queues from the Titan and the BMG extruder designs to make a whole new design that is reliable and easy to use.

Also included is a copy (of your choice) of our Unified 2 Firmware for easy updating of your printer board.

This extruder is also great for most TPE/TPU filaments thanks to its tight filament path that doesn’t leave large gaps for the flexible filament to escape. It is our go-to for a solid extruder upgrade for our printers. This now fits on most Creality printers and other printers with NO adapters needed thanks to the cutout in the body to accommodate most leadscrews.

Tough Gears Included

Not only are we using DUAL drive gears with a 3:1 gearing ratio that is capable of up to over 30lbs of pulling force, but the gears are also nitrogen treated for long life and low maintenance. The Tough Gears in this new extruder will ensure that they last for years, and filament build up will be less than other non-treated drive gears.

Installation Video

Part List

  • Tough Extruder V2 Body
  • Tough Gears – Dual Drive Gears (pre-installed)
  • Bearings for both drive gears (pre-installed)
  • Drive Gear Tension Arm (pre-installed)
  • Thumbwheel w/Spring and Washer for Tension Arm
  • Bowden Groove Mount Adapter w/Clip
  • 3x M3x35mm Screws – for attaching to NEMA17 Motor
  • 1x Main Brass Drive Gear
  • Allen Keys for Installation
  • 3″ PTFE Tube for Filament Input Guide (color will vary)

Firmware Setup

Firmware update or flipping motor wiring around are usually required to reverse motor direction. Geared extruders typically require the motor direction to be reversed on machines that have feed gears that mount directly to the stepper motor shaft.

Recommend Esteps: 407 Steps/mm for most machines

EStep Changes and motor direction changes are all supported in the TH3D Unified Firmware.

EStep Calibration – If you wish to further fine-tune and calibrate the extruder once installed on your printer you can use our free EStep Calibration Tool on our site.

Other Details

Works with most Stock Stepper Motor and stock boards.

Some Creality machines are now shipping with press-fit extruder gears. See here for removal tips: Creality Press-Fit Extruder Gear Removal – TH3D Studio LLC

If your extruder shaft is not at least 18mm in length then you will need to upgrade it. Our Pancake Stepper is a great option to go with this extruder. See our article here about identifying the motor you have: Creality Extruder Motor Shaft Lengths – TH3D Studio LLC

This is for 1.75mm Filament ONLY

Part Fitment/Installation

This is a universal 3D printer part. That means it will work on almost any 3D printer (check your printer voltage and part voltage) with the correct mount for your specific machine. Thingiverse is a wonderful place to locate mounts and we also have printed parts in our shop for some universal parts.

It is up to you to determine and select a mount for your specific printer model (or design one) to install this part on your machine and wire it up to your machine (if applicable). You are welcome to Contact Us for recommendations for your particular printer model for mounting options that are available online if searching yourself does not yield any results.

Additional information

Tough Extruder V2

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 4 × 2 × 1 in
Made In

🇨🇳 China w/QC in 🇺🇸 USA

Warranty Length

6 Months

Pancake Stepper Motor For Titan, Tough, Bondtech, or Microswiss Extruders - (NEMA 17 22.6mm, 1 Amp Max)

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 1 in
Made In

🇨🇳 China w/QC in 🇺🇸 USA

Warranty Length

6 Months

Standard Extruder/Stepper Motor - Long Shaft

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 3 in
Made In

🇨🇳 China

Warranty Length

6 Months

8 reviews for Tough Extruder V2 – Dual Drive, Tough Drive Gears, 3:1 Gearing Ratio, Bowden OR Direct (1.75mm)

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  1. Great extruder !

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  2. Great extruder upgrade. Nice to know that I will have much more consistent extruding.

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    Added this to my Sunlu S8 and have no regrets. It made a huge difference when printing with TPU.

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    Got this along with the multi mount and tough hot end and works great. Much better than the stock crap on the ender printers. I have this same setup on another printer as well.

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  5. This extruder is great. I’m using it in a Hero Me Gen 6 direct drive setup on my Ender 3 with the pancake stepper motor also sold by TH3D. I took my time to get the gear aligned per the instructions and it’s been solid from day one. Worth every penny.

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  6. Performs great, easy to install, great support.

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  7. The Tough Extruder V2 is a solid (e.g. dense) piece of precision made kit. Mine arrived yesterday (very fast shipping), and I added it to my Ender 5 Pro (EZboard v1.2, Tough Hotend V2, and multi mount 2×5015). The fit and finish are a cut above the rest. After a small bit of tuning my test prints look fantastic. I might actually be done upgrading this printer…..nah…..probably not.

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  8. delivered quickly, installed was easy on the Ender 5, changed E-Steps, calibrated flow and started printing.

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Q & A

When using the Version 2 in a direct drive configuration what would be a good starting point for Esteps? Speed? Jesse James McGuire asked on November 21, 2023

ESteps would be 407 for most boards. Speed is too general to give you advice on as there are many speed settings in a slicer to account for. If you need further assistance please send us a ticket.

Tim Hoogland answered on November 21, 2023 store manager
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