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Anet A8 3D Printer $145.11

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Main Features:
● Engineered to provide redefined usability, quality, performance
● Made from the piano-black laser-cut acrylic frame. To maintain the garage-built feel and the handmade charm
● It is the unassembled DIY kit, provide you an unforgettable step-by-step learning experience of the 3D printer from scratch. As long as you have a passion for creativity, you can not afford to miss this product
● Suitable for a wide range of customers, young or old, professional or amateur etc.
● Multiple 3D printing filament supportable, support ABS / PLA / wood / nylon PVA / PP / luminescent
● 220 x 220 x 240mm printing volume, just right for you
● All metal pulleys for improved functionality and performance
● Quick-release feed gears for faster and fluent filament feeding
● High printing precision, stainless steel rail rods, gears, bearings and connectors for smoother movement
● Operating system: Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10, Mac, Linux
● Working environment: Temperature: 10 - 30 Deg.C, humidity: 20 - 50 Deg.C
● Firmware version: V1
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I bought one from Gearbest, had it delivered from China within 2-3 weeks, didn't have any issues. Building this printer was a great experience for me but I would not recommend this printer to anyone who doesn't have experience wiring electronics or anyone who isn't willing to make the improvements to make this printer safe to use.
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I bought one from Gearbest, had it delivered from China within 2-3 weeks, didn't have any issues. Building this printer was a great experience for me but I would not recommend this printer to anyone who doesn't have experience wiring electronics or anyone who isn't willing to make the improvements to make this printer safe to use.
Thanks. I think I will grab the Cr-10. I like building but I don't like unsafe devices in my home.
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Thanks. I think I will grab the Cr-10. I like building but I don't like unsafe devices in my home.
All 3D printers, well these hot glue gun ones at least, are unsafe devices. Even the "gold standard" Prusas have smoked. It's just the nature of the technology. Don't be lulled into leaving these unattended like may people do. Would you have an iron on unattended? There's a reason that iron's have automatic shut off.

There really is no reason to leave these unattended. People will point out that prints, especially on large printers, can take 10's hours of not 100's of hours. Pause when you leave, resume when you come back. A decent printer will be able to do this with nary a blob on the print to give any clue it had been paused and resumed.
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All 3D printers, well these hot glue gun ones at least, are unsafe devices. Even the "gold standard" Prusas have smoked. It's just the nature of the technology. Don't be lulled into leaving these unattended like may people do. Would you have an iron on unattended? There's a reason that iron's have automatic shut off.

There really is no reason to leave these unattended. People will point out that prints, especially on large printers, can take 10's hours of not 100's of hours. Pause when you leave, resume when you come back. A decent printer will be able to do this with nary a blob on the print to give any clue it had been paused and resumed.

Yeah, you're crazy. The biggest danger is some wires burning for a bit. Unless you have it in a hazmat storage or covered with oily rags it'll be fine.
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I bought one from Gearbest, had it delivered from China within 2-3 weeks, didn't have any issues. Building this printer was a great experience for me but I would not recommend this printer to anyone who doesn't have experience wiring electronics or anyone who isn't willing to make the improvements to make this printer safe to use.
I have one also, and here to reiterate you need patience to build these. its a good printer with tweaking but you're going to run into issues along the way but def a good beginners printer. very educational with minimal $$ and you get decent prints. bonus, its so popular there's lots of groups and youtube vids to help with any troubles you might run into.
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Please keep this thread on topic.

Also, please do not quote someone, and then mod alert that quote as trolling. Simply mod alert without egging anyone on
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anything that stands out as good or bad on this unit?
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All 3D printers, well these hot glue gun ones at least, are unsafe devices. Even the "gold standard" Prusas have smoked. It's just the nature of the technology. Don't be lulled into leaving these unattended like may people do. Would you have an iron on unattended? There's a reason that iron's have automatic shut off.

There really is no reason to leave these unattended. People will point out that prints, especially on large printers, can take 10's hours of not 100's of hours. Pause when you leave, resume when you come back. A decent printer will be able to do this with nary a blob on the print to give any clue it had been paused and resumed.

Actually these have come a long way in safety from the original release. The new firmware has thermal cutouts for overtemp and if you use a mosfet you reduce the risks MASSIVELY. I did a build of this for a teacher friend, but I never really got to use it myself. I did several of the upgrades for him, I built it then delivered it. I spent the day with him, and it prints as good as his 900$ printer, and his upgrades cost him less than $60.
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Actually these have come a long way in safety from the original release. The new firmware has thermal cutouts for overtemp and if you use a mosfet you reduce the risks MASSIVELY. I did a build of this for a teacher friend, but I never really got to use it myself. I did several of the upgrades for him, I built it then delivered it. I spent the day with him, and it prints as good as his 900$ printer, and his upgrades cost him less than $60.
Ah... what if the thermistor fails? Either the actual part failing or simply the wire. Then the controller has no idea that it should cut it off. In fact, it does the reverse. It cranks the power since it thinks it's not coming up to temp. That's a common cause of hotend melt down.

Do you see a UL sticker on your Anet? Ever wonder why you don't?
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I ordered mine on eBay for $150 and received it within 5 days. For the price it's a great little machine. Had it together and printing within 7 hours
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