How to Level the Bed on Your Ender 3 V2
Ah...bed leveling. It's the first thing you absolutely need to learn how to do with your Ender 3 V2. And don't feel bad if you get this wrong at first. I did.
...getting this wrong could not only mess up your 3D prints but also cause some damage to your beautiful new Ender 3 V2.
The directions for bed leveling that come with the Creality Ender 3 V2 instructional booklet are stupefyingly subpar and definitely will not make sense to those with little to no experience with 3D printers. And getting this wrong could not only mess up your 3D prints but also cause some damage to your beautiful new Ender 3 V2, which you definitely don't want.
That's why I'm here to make sure you don't make the same mistakes that I did, and, say...scratch the printing surface. You haven't done that already, have you?
Why you need to level the bed
Really what you're doing when you're leveling the bed is ensuring that—as the extruder nozzle moves along the x and y-axis of your printing bed—it's neither too close nor too far away from the printing surface.
If it's too close, it will either scratch your printing bed or stop the nozzle from extruding any filament.
If it's too far away, the plastic filament will not stick to the bed and your 3D print will be—well—it won't be.
Auto-bed leveling with the BLTouch
We highly recommend you install the BLTouch on your Ender 3 V2 to avoid having to repeat the process of manually leveling your bed. It's an easy to install upgrade that's going to make your life a million times easier.
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