been thinking about getting a 3 D printer

Don Baer

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and also want a laser engraver, I an thinking about this one,
your thought and comments please.

actually for $20 more I would get the next size up and be able to do almost 12 x 12.
 

Brent Dowell

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I've got the Ender 5+. For me it was all about the build size. My other printer is limited to 220x220mm and I found a lot of things I wanted to print were just a bit bigger than that.

I couldn't tell if the bigger one came with the laser on it or not?

Those little diode lasers are nice for marking things, but they don't cut very well. I have one on my cnc for engraving larger items though and I have to say it does fairly well at that.

The one thing I would look for though is one with automatic bed leveling.

This is the one I've got. I've had very good luck with it, no laser though.

https://www.amazon.com/Creality-3D-...jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
 

Vaughn McMillan

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Dangit Don, it's been nearly a year since I was last thinking of getting a 3D printer, and now you've gone and got me thinking about it again, lol.
 

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I ended up with another Ender a year + ago (looks like the 6 is now similar the 5+ with a bunch of extras now.. so between the two of those I'd probably get the 6 over the 5+ now... although slippery slope haha. I ended up with the 5 Pro because the slightly smaller form factor fit in the space i had to put it). I will agree that manual bed leveling is a pain in the neck.. :)

Mostly I went by feeding the specs through some friends who are 3d printer nerds and reviews on:


Because my actual knowledge of 3d printing is pretty thin (so take the below with that in consideration).

The Mega Pro seems like a somewhat kicked up version of some of the earlier Megas, which are generally pretty well reviewed there:


Sounds like it's mostly the Mega-S with a few extra options (the laser, which I'm with Brent on being mildly dubious about the utility of.., but also "Bondtech-style extruder and assisted-bed leveling" which is probably worth a bit),

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I've still got the Anet am8s, but gave one of them to the grandsons dad. They've been printing a lot of stuff together. I was looking at the ender versions myself, but the one you posted looks like a nice option with the laser.

I also will make sure it has auto leveling, it makes the process much more enjoyable.
 

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Oh yeah, AM8 as in the style, Marlin firmware totally customized with octoprint running them. Definitely has thermal runaway protection.
 
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