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Comgrow Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer with Upgrade Cmagnet Build Surface Plate and UL Certified Power Supply 8 6 x 8 6 x 9 8

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.8
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Print Quality
 66
printing, 3d printer, 3d, ender, filament
+92%
-8%
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" ...  This is my second 3D printer and so far the best.  ...  "
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" ...  I was printing in under 2 hours from opening the box. ... The quality to price ratio is currently unbeatable, I can absolutely recommend this printer for first timers as I am one now.  ...  "
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" ...  UPDATE #2 - Comgrow sent me a new bed and it's perfect, I'm getting really high quality prints now. ... I really wanted to love this printer with all the people online talking about how great it is, and I went in knowing I'd have to tweak it a little.  ...  "
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" ...  I started researching 3D printers back this summer and finally made the decision to buy around Thanksgiving. ... - Set up software (if you want to convert STL into GCODE files the printer can print. ... Readjust using a piece of paper. ... Having said that, the unit really does some nice prints.  ...  "
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" ...  This printer completely met my expectations. ... I had a bad first experience in the 3d printing world with the mendelmax2. ... It was just too finicky to get setup and printing properly. ... If you have any experience with 3d printers, you'll find this simple. ... But this cmagnet plate, printing PLA is a dream. ... Just level the bed and start printing. ... As others have mentioned there are a couple of tiny quirks you want to address and print solutions for early on. ... Also print the filament guide arm for attachment to the 2020 extrusion early. ... It's a MUST to get your numbers for your printer and filament. ... This really is a phenominal printer for less than $300. ... I'm spending WAY more time printing and tweaking models and then printing some more. ... I can recommend this printer without hesitation.  ...  "
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" ...  I have only printed a few small things, but the printer works well.  ...  "
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" ...  I build in Fusion, send to Simplify, adjust settings for the current print and with a Script it automatically sends my print job to the Octoprint server on my raspberry Pi. ... The printer itself (mine) has been great. ... Printed everyday on it for about 2 months now. ... Uploaded a video of my doggo from my first print using this machine.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the easiest slicing software for this printer is Cura, and I use sketch up and blender to create designs. ... Thingiverse has a ton of user created things you can print for your printer and it will help you get used to the settings. ... I highly recommend this printer not only to beginners.  ...  "
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Build Quality
 17
extruder, spring, plate, issue, warped
+82%
-18%
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" ...  All the vital parts for the frame are metal, aluminum extrusions are way better than plastic acrylic pieces, even the stepper motor brackets and carriages are metal everything is labeled and mapped out for you in a very clean cut way.  ...  "
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" ...  Recommend replacing the extruder with the all metal one and the bed spring as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I did have to replace/add to the bed with a glass build plate, but after that it has been awesome to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Five stars overall for quality of packaging, build, fit, finish of parts and customer support. ... When I purchased the machine, I also purchased a metal extruder assembly to upgrade that part.  ...  "
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" ...  Each screw, nut and bolt came presorted in marked ziplocks making it a breeze to find the correct part.  ...  "
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" ...  *** The first layer is absolutely the most important layer. ... A solid table surface is good, nothing flimsy or wobbly.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend upgrading to a metal extruder assembly and Capricorn tube.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced the extruder with an all metal version that Creality sells.  ...  "
Setup
 15
setup, instructions, assembly, assemble, follow
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Easy to setup and latest model out.  ...  "
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" ...  Prior to receiving it, I watched several videos on how to assemble, setup, level, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  a non-science type may want to consider getting assistance or the professional install.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend downloading a premade Cura profile from the internet and follow a YouTube guide for assembly.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions were very clear on how it was to be assembled and I was able to assemble it with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I had done some research so I knew what to do as far as setup, bed leveling, and software, but honestly it was all very straightforward.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up if you follow instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to put together and to setup.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 13
printer, purchased, ago, weeks, update
+62%
-38%
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" ...  The printer was working beautifully, until the x-axis stopped moving completely.  ...  "
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" ...  Printed everyday on it for about 2 months now.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this 2 weeks ago. ... After working with Comgrow support and they sent me multiple replacement parts it is now up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  I really needed this printer to arrive on-time because I was behind on orders and needed this bad-boy working!  ...  "
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" ...  I did that from the start and had no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  If you bought it for xmas, don't expect to get it working 100% same day .  ...  "
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" ...  I will update later when I get the new one and whether or not the printing errors get solved.  ...  "
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" ...  but I'm still working on getting better acquainted with it, and I’ll update this review as I go.  ...  "
Fit
 12
prints, magnetic, z axis, rollers, leveling
+67%
-33%
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" ...  As for the leveling, I have read and watched many videos, and a few people swear by using a sheet of paper.  ...  "
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" ...  Each screw, nut and bolt came presorted in marked ziplocks making it a breeze to find the correct part.  ...  "
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" ...  When assembling this it's important to understand there are many nuances like how tight belts and rollers should be, and keeping everything square.  ...  "
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" ...  Use glass plate for large prints.  ...  "
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" ...  I printed a few upgrades from thingiverse for the printer like filament guides, storage boxes and circuit board cover.  ...  "
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" ...  Without the cover my prints were coming out great every time, with the magnetic base I get hit or miss first layer adhesion particularly in the center of the table.  ...  "
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" ...  I think a feeler gauge is better than paper since paper can be compressed, fractions of a paper thickness can be the make or break it in successful prints. ... Rafts can help with unique shaped prints for early layer adhesion and build.  ...  "
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" ...  Prints stick to it like glue and when they cool, they literally peel right off.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 9
setup, set, follow, really, instructions
+100%
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" ...  Easy to setup and latest model out.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to put together and to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  They weren't very confirming, but overall easy to follow.  ...  "
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" ...  Hidden there are more details which should be on the "quick start" guide.  ...  "
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" ...  It's relatively quiet, super easy to set up, and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up if you follow instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  The interface on the controller is also less than easy to manipulate.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble.  ...  "
Price
 8
pro, money, like, excellent, beat
+100%
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" ...  I can't really weigh in on whether the 'pro' version is worth the extra money, but I certainly am not disappointed.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't let the low price fool you, this thing is a workhorse.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially for its price. ... You can't beat it for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Because of it's introduction price, it helped me to get started feeling affordable.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent quality for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price of the Ender 3 Pro, you can't beat it!  ...  "
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" ...  * Excellent price point puts the base model under $200 and the "pro" model under $300  ...  "
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" ...  I recommended for beginners like me, and the price is not bad at all.  ...  "
Video Playback
 8
videos, videos to help, together, build, various
+100%
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" ...  There are many YouTube videos to help if you need them.  ...  "
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" ...  You can watch the multiple videos online as well as go on to the various forums if you have issues. ... After watching various videos to help with the build it took me about an hour and 15 minutes or so to put together.  ...  "
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" ...  Refer to the video while building, and take your time.  ...  "
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" ...  I did a lot of reading and viewing videos before deciding on this purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  A bit of time to build, there are official youtube videos to help make that easier, and a multitude of videos online to help play with settings, this is not only a good product, but the support in the community is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  There are a few good build videos on YouTube and they made putting it together a bit easier.  ...  "
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" ...  When I got the Ender 3 Pro, I had it assembled in about an hour, following along with the Ender 3 assembly YouTube video by Tom Tullis.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a kit so you have to put it together, but lots of good YouTube videos makes that easy.  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
thanks, comgrow, shipping, reply, got
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Thanks Creality and Comgrow for making my experience pleasant. ... In fact, I will be ordering the Ender 5 in the next day or so of course from Comgrow.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks to MakersMuse I learned how to do a lithograph.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon saves the day again!  ...  "
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" ...  I got offered free one day shipping on this.  ...  "
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" ...  I paid the "get it now" tax and went with Amazon Prime shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  so thank you Comgrow!  ...  "
Delivery
 6
arrived, right, quickly, packaged, extremely
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Arrived quickly and was packaged extremely well.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived right on time. ... Everything was well packaged.  ...  "
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" ...  The Ender 3 was delivered faster than it was scheduled to and was in perfect condition when it arrived.  ...  "
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" ...  Came packed extremely well.  ...  "
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" ...  Right out of the box.  ...  "
For Running
 5
since, mine, day, issues
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Been running 24hrs a day since I received it.  ...  "
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" ...  I had some issues with mine but support has been amazing getting me up and running and has been reassuring that if I have any more issues I can contact them.  ...  "
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" ...  He had me up and running in about 40 minutes and I'm honestly blown away by what this thing can do for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  It assembles very easily, and can be up and running within an hour.  ...  "
For Fun
 5
money, like
+100%
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" ...  To me this is half the fun.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm having fun now that the "initiation" is over.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a little complicated to set it up- but then he had fun with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Have fun and create.  ...  "
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" ...  Bed leveling in not fun but doable with patience.  ...  "
Software Platform
 5
slicer, settings, program, printing, get
+100%
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" ...  Personally, I chose to download the 'Cura' slicer which is an excellent widely supported open source program that is free.  ...  "
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" ...  Be sure to google the setup video.  ...  "
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" ...  Go into preferences/settings/setting visibility and make some settings viewable in the custom window.  ...  "
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" ...  I will update later when I get the new one and whether or not the printing errors get solved.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the most recent update  ...  "
Packing
 4
well, extremely
+100%
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" ...  The materials and packaging are great.  ...  "
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" ...  Came packed extremely well.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging was excellent and everything was there.  ...  "
Apps
 3
program, free, cura, videos, various
+100%
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" ...  You can download models right away, or acquire a 3D drawing program and make your own. ... Personally, I chose to download the 'Cura' slicer which is an excellent widely supported open source program that is free.  ...  "
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" ...  You can watch the multiple videos online as well as go on to the various forums if you have issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally I would recommend you download a free copy of Cura.  ...  "
Pedometer
 3
instructions
+100%
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" ...  The instructions are OK but would highly recommend you watch a video while putting it together as some of the steps are hard to tell exactly what is going on.  ...  "
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" ...  This isn't like plugging in an HP Deskjet pritner with three easy steps.  ...  "
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" ...  He also performs a couple of additional steps that are not in the included instructions, simply because they're easier to fix while building the printer than after it's already assembled.  ...  "
Returns
 3
replacement
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Make note of the return policy .  ...  "
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" ...  Probably will return it.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 3
bed, replacement
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The layer lines are virtually invisible. ... I did buy a Creality glass bed from Amazon, but I haven't installed it yet.  ...  "
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" ...  Even still a glass bed replacement is an easy fix for this.  ...  "

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Size:  110 meters