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Woot.com has SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer on sale for $169.99. Shipping is free for Amazon Prime Members, otherwise is $6 flat-rate. Thanks f12_26

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  • Ender-3 3D Printer (LCD Screen, Power Supply, Spray Head Assembly, Spool Holder, Motors)
  • Tool Box (50g Testing Filament Included)
  • Screw Accessories Box


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Woot.com also has SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 PRO 3D Printer on sale for $209.99. Shipping is free for Amazon Prime Members, otherwise is $6 flat-rate.

Includes:
  • Ender-3 PRO 3D Printer (Some parts need to be assembled)
  • Tool Box (50g Testing Filament Included)
  • Screw Accessories Box
  • 2x MK8 Black Silicone Cover
  • 4x 0.4mm MK8 Nozzle
  • PC4*M6*Pneumatic Head
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    • SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer is $20 less than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $189.99.
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Many years ago, I owned a MakerBot Replicator 2X. I ended up selling it because it became too difficult to maintain, and I rarely used it.

During the last Woot deal, I picked up an Ender 3. Things have changed so much in the past few years, and I felt like I was back at square 1 with zero knowledge of 3D printing. The first few days I was getting frustrated with this printer, but after I figured out how to be one with the machine and stop babying it, the Ender 3 started cranking out near-perfect prints.

Things to know for first-time Ender 3 owners:

1. The stiff mousepad-like sheet DOES stay on the bed. Prints can be quite difficult to remove from it, but don't be afraid that you're going to scratch it — it's not as delicate as it looks.
2. The binder clips are the recommended way to mount the print bed.
3. Watch YouTube videos while assembling your Ender 3, as they will tell you tips and tricks to getting your Ender 3 tuned properly during the assembly. For example, measuring and adjusting the X-axis beam.
4. Use your printer to print upgrades. Common Ender 3 upgrades can be found on Thingiverse. The first few that I printed were:
- Wyze Cam Mount (not required, but useful to remotely monitor prints)
- Upper and lower filament guides
- Beeper silencer
- Tool holder that goes on top of the power supply
- Filament spool adapters
- Fan guard to prevent pieces of filament from dropping into the motherboard housing
5. There are a few affordable paid upgrades that will make your experience even better:
- Stiffer bed springs
- Official Creality Ender 3 glass print bed — this thing truly does release prints easily after it cools down!
- Raspberry Pi to setup OctoPi (OctoPrint)
- BLTouch for auto bed leveling

Overall, I could not be more satisfied with my Ender 3, and am highly considering picking up another one. Just be patient with it and take the time to learn about it and tweak it. The Ender 3 is an extremely capable 3D printer, and is definitely worth the price if you're trying to get into 3D printing.
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The Ender 3 is like the Corvette of printers. It might not be the very best, but its close enough and costs a fraction of the price of printers that only do a slightly better job. Do yourself a favor and follow this build video [youtube.com]. Seriously, watch that before and during your build. He gives so many tips and tricks that are not in the instructions but are crucial to a successful build. Follow the video and you'll be printing without issue right away. 99% of people who have printing issues are caused by assembly problems. The Ender 3 subreddit is a great source for learning.

Day one upgrades I recommend are a good PTFE bowden tube(Capricorn brand is the best but there are some cheaper options that are nearly as good) and fittings, an aluminum extruder, and new bed springs. Then you can print up some upgrades like a filament roller. You can also go for a glass bed but I am still using by original magnetic bed haven't found a need to upgrade yet. I recommend using good quality filament like Hatchbox for consistent results.

If you're looking to get into 3d printing for not a lot of money but still want good results then this is it, look no further. Nothing else on the market really even comes close at this price point.
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search is your friend...
Hint: price comes around quite often.

but yeah, plan on spending lots of time learning/tweaking/getting things smooth... think hobby, not appliance Wink
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Reg price of the non pro is $299 and the reg price of the pro is $249? Is the pro not as good? Maybe it's time to update my wanghao i3.

Bigger savings compared to reg price w non/pro.
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Picked up the Ender 3 during the last woot deal. It's a great machine. Came well packaged, damage free and before the scheduled date. The assembly was a breeze with help from YouTube.

I'm considering picking up another one, but I'm not really clear on why the pro is better. My base 3 is still cheaper with an upgraded print bed, Bowden tube and extruder. Unless the hotend fan is quieter, is there any reason to go with the pro?
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I had just purchased a Pro version 2 weeks ago and it works like a dream after assembley with help of youtube. I paid $259 for it at the time which is still a great deal. As for the difference between pro and standard. Myself I wanted the flash card reader on the top vs on the bottom of the display and the fan intake moved from the top (where stuff can fall into) to the bottom was a good upgrade. The last upgraded that I wanted was the magnetic bed, that feature alone is worth a little extra in my book, it works amazing in that I can take a print off the bed, ben the sheet and it pops right off. I've been running mine none stop for over 2 weeks now getting and Ironman helmet printed and some other odds and ends, excellent machines in my opion and worth it after having a Monoprice Maker V 2.1 for almost 3 years now.
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What a great price, depending on your state you would pay taxes of course, but compared to shipping it may work out better. I just actually ordered one of these last week. Depending on the upgrades you plan to do the non pro version may be better. I do think, the pro version is a better value as others have said, with the upgrades it comes with. What made my mind up to get the pro version was the extrusion the bed rides on is larger 20x20 vs 20x10 on the pro.
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Is this considered a self-leveling printer? Looking for one that is dummy-easy to use. Thanks
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Picked up the Ender 3 during the last woot deal. It's a great machine. Came well packaged, damage free and before the scheduled date. The assembly was a breeze with help from YouTube.

I'm considering picking up another one, but I'm not really clear on why the pro is better. My base 3 is still cheaper with an upgraded print bed, Bowden tube and extruder. Unless the hotend fan is quieter, is there any reason to go with the pro?
The ender 3 pro has a meanwell power supply and a magnetic print surface, the 3 has an unbranded power supply and a default print surface. Given there haven't been Reports on the cheaper power supply given trouble, I would advise getting the 3, print quality won't be different.
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Ender 3 gurus: What are your guys' thoughts on this "SainSmart" vs the "official" ones [amazon.com] or the highly rated "Comgrow" ones [amazon.com]? I've been thinking about upgrading my old Monoprice Select Mini v1.


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Is this considered a self-leveling printer? Looking for one that is dummy-easy to use. Thanks
No, and no 3d printer is really going to be totally idiot proof.
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The ender 3 pro has a meanwell power supply and a magnetic print surface, the 3 has an unbranded power supply and a default print surface. Given there haven't been Reports on the cheaper power supply given trouble, I would advise getting the 3, print quality won't be different.
Thanks! I printed a baffle for my unbranded power supply, so it's pretty quiet (it wasn't that loud to begin with). I just got my buck converter to run power for my Octopi, which I don't foresee any issues with. I switch from glass to the mousepad-like bed depending on filament. Although I can see the magnet bed being a great upgrade.
I might just go with the pro to see if I notice a difference. Either way, I'm comfortable that I'm getting a solid printer.
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Is this considered a self-leveling printer? Looking for one that is dummy-easy to use. Thanks
No. This one is "works amazing but you have to tweak it"
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Ender 3 gurus: What are your guys' thoughts on this "SainSmart" vs the "official" ones [amazon.com] or the highly rated "Comgrow" ones [amazon.com]? I've been thinking about upgrading my old Monoprice Select Mini v1.



No, and no 3d printer is really going to be totally idiot proof.
There's no difference. SainSmart and the others are the same. It all comes from the same manufacturer. Even down to the branding in the machine itself.
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What a great price, depending on your state you would pay taxes of course, but compared to shipping it may work out better. I just actually ordered one of these last week. Depending on the upgrades you plan to do the non pro version may be better. I do think, the pro version is a better value as others have said, with the upgrades it comes with. What made my mind up to get the pro version was the extrusion the bed rides on is larger 20x20 vs 20x10 on the pro.
I think, no matter which one you get, everyone's Ender gets a ton of upgrades... Which is funny because it prints great right out of the box.
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This and upgrade all the parts? Or the prusa mk3?
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I think, no matter which one you get, everyone's Ender gets a ton of upgrades... Which is funny because it prints great right out of the box.
The upgrades are quality of life upgrades. Who wouldn't want a quieter machine, no salmon skin and better overall prints.
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