My problem is that I want to build my own 3D printer with RAMPS 1.4/1.6, I already have half of the parts, but I'm still doubting if I should use a dual extruder/hotend. I do not know if this is harder to set up or that it does not work and is this a good dual extruder?

This is the dual extruder/hotend (Chimera) that I want to buy:

Chimera dual extruder 2 in 2 out

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    $\begingroup$ Hi Lorijn, welcome to 3D Printing.SE! Sorry, this question cannot be answered as it is not a question that can be answered unambiguously. For one it may be easy to do and for others not. I don't think it is wise that you start with dual extrusion as you double the problems. Please take the tour and look into the help center and certainly read How to Ask. $\endgroup$ – 0scar Jan 23 '19 at 0:03
  • $\begingroup$ Note that the Chimera you linked is an all-metal hotend, you should not choose such an assembly to start with, get a single PTFE lined extruder/nozzle (E3D or a clone if you're on a budget) and upgrade later if you have more experience. All-metal hotends are more difficult to operate and prone to clog much more easy. The question can be saved if you change it in "How do I configure a dual extruder in Marlin Firmware?". $\endgroup$ – 0scar Jan 23 '19 at 8:05

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