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Woot.com has SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer on sale for $159.99. Shipping is free for Amazon Prime Members, otherwise, a $6 flat-rate shipping will apply. Thanks dale3h

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  • SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer (LCD Screen, Power Supply, Spray Head Assembly, Spool Holder, Motors)
    • Note, parts need to be assembled
  • Tool Box (50g Testing Filament Included)
  • Screw Accessories Box
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  • This is a great premier entry level 3D printer that includes everything you need to learn/start 3D printing. Get your hands on one and unleash your creative side.
  • Offer valid only for July 16, 2019 or while supplies last.
  • At the time of this posting, Our research indicates that this SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer is $20 lower (10.52% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $189.99. -SaltyOne

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Woot.com [woot.com] has SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer on sale for $159.99. Shipping is free for Amazon Prime Members, otherwise, a $6 flat-rate shipping will apply.

Note, this is a brand new item.

Includes
  • SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer (LCD Screen, Power Supply, Spray Head Assembly, Spool Holder, Motors)
    • Note, parts need to be assembled
  • Tool Box (50g Testing Filament Included)
  • Screw Accessories Box

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Last Edited by tseongsun July 16, 2019 at 01:55 PM
Best upgrade for this is a BL Touch which you can get for as little as $11 on aliexpress. I have written a very easy to follow guide located here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3564695 My guide lets you install the part in slickdeals fashion without having to buy overpriced adapters.

I also have a small accessories buying guide to avoid the pitfalls most people make when upgrading this printer: https://www.reddit.com/r/ender3/c...h=80a70fd9

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I ordered this last week, assembled it, and did a few test prints. My knowledge on 3d printing going on was literally zero. There is a fantastic reddit and discord community that helped me get set up. Here is what I learned :

* Assembly is simple to build, but tough to perfect. The Ender 3 has a lot of minor tweaks that are needed to get the print right and preserve the life span of your printer. *You absolutely need to watch an assembly video, then also watch a video on fixing the x-axis assembly*
* It is fickle. You can get good enough prints by having the printer mostly level and plum. However, in order to get it great you have to be confident in tweaking the height of your bed (made easy by knobs) within 0.7mm, roughly the thickness of printing paper. It takes some getting used to, but once you have it down, it's really easy (but time consuming)
* This printer is stupid modular. It makes good prints out of the box, but if you want to go further you can order parts like auto levelers that make it do the last bullet is moot. Installing these are somewhat easy by following a guide.
* How the printer works is by taking a 3D file, then running it through software called a slicer. The slicer basically tells the printer how to do everything. The gcode file created by the slicer is what the printer needs to print.
* The printer comes with a MicroSD and USB 2.0 adapter. On it is a slicer software installation file. It's basic and very user friendly. You need a PC or tablet capable of running the software to use the printer.
* It comes with 50 grams of fliment. This isn't even enough to finish the test print. Expect to buy more to do anything at all. This will run $15-20, but you'll get plenty to do lots more (1 kg).
* Lastly a lot of the upgrades that help preserve the 3d Printer can actually be 3d printed, which let's you kind of customize your ender 3 to be your own.

As someone who knew nothing about 3d printing, I've fallen in love with the hobby. This is a fantastic entry point for the hobby after my week of playing with it.

That said, I'm off to browse thingiverse to print more stuff!
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Upgrades you can buy: Glass bed, capricorn PTFE tube and springs(make sure you loosen/tighten them a little bit at a time evenly or else you will warp your bed. Do quarter turns.)

Upgrades you can print from thingiverse:
Feet Noise Dampers by jorge_rui
Ender 3 Fan Cover by makken104
Ender 3 Filament Guide by robathome
Ender 3 Power supply fan silencer by Eigengrow

There are a few more things you can print for upgrades but these are the easier ones to perform since you're new.

If you have a Micro Center near you, their Inland PLA+ filament is great printing at 205C/60C. It's 18.99 per 1KG spool.

If you're printing mini's make sure you download a good profile.
https://www.3dprintedtabletop.com/resources/3d-printing-profiles/
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I just assembled mine from last week's deal -- prints just as well as my old Monoprice Mini out of the box after carefully building it (so everything is square). Highly recommend so far.
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I just assembled mine from last week's deal -- prints just as well as my old Monoprice Mini out of the box after carefully building it (so everything is square). Highly recommend so far.
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I was a little upset with myself for not buying this the first time it came around, so I had to jump on it this time.
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Just assembled mine last night and printed off some test prints. Seemed easier to get going vs the mini. Already looking to upgrade the board, fan and fan mount. Other than that nothing planned so far. Just want to make it silent(ish).
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I just bought a Anycubic photon printer. For $300. Would this be a better beginner 3d printer? I plan to print a few figurines and a few add on parts to my kayak etc.
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Just got mine from the last deal. I've been printing for 3 days straight with no issues. Amazing printer. And not just for the price.
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I was seeing this deal on my phone, so the picture was tiny, and i thought the red one was a dildo 🤣
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Bought one from the last deal, bed is super warped... only prints well on the upper right side. Good thing I got it cheap enough to justify the extra $40 in parts I need.
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Is the filament expensive for these printers?
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I just bought a Anycubic photon printer. For $300. Would this be a better beginner 3d printer? I plan to print a few figurines and a few add on parts to my kayak etc.
This is a FDM printer. The Photon is a resin printer. They're two different types. Generally resin printers produce better quality prints in less time than FDM printers. FDM printers typically have larger build areas though and can print multiple materials and you don't have to wash and cure FDM prints like resin.
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Want to get the kids one. I assume you need a computer to use one? If I bought a macbook could I use it? Can they use iPads?

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I just bought a Anycubic photon printer. For $300. Would this be a better beginner 3d printer? I plan to print a few figurines and a few add on parts to my kayak etc.
I wouldn't necessarily say better because they are different types. Photon is resin and this is FDM printing. Personally, I think it's better to have both. The filament is so much cheaper than resin so you can make parts and random things on the Ender 3 while using the Photon for high detail prints such as figures.
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Is the filament expensive for these printers?
Expensive is a relative term. But relative to 3D printing, 1.75mm filament (what this printer uses) is the cheapest that I'm aware of right now. You can usually grab a 1kg roll of decent filament for around $20-30.
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