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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: 6 Jun 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.0
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Print Quality
 118
prints, printing, print, 3d, 3d printer
+89%
-11%
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" ...  This is my second 3D printer and so far the best.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first 3D printer and I love it. ... I got the printer fully assembled in three hours with little to no hassle. ... I really recommend this printer.  ...  "
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" ...  I had one minor issue with filament not sticking to the bed but the super fast customer service people helped me and I was printing super items in no time.  ...  "
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" ...  I was expecting my first test print to turn out wrong and require more tweaking of the printer, but it came out perfect the first try. ... I'm now completely addicted to printing and it's all I do haha. ... If you're a tinkerer and want the full 3D printing experience, I think this is a great printer for it.  ...  "
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" ...  Had a shipping mix up with my printer and Comgrow has gone above and beyond to make it right. ... The printer is equally fantastic, assembly was simple and my first print after just leveling the bed turned out great. ... Now to start printing out upgrades to make it even better.  ...  "
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" ...  I love Crealty printers.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first 3D printer ever. ... I have extensive knowledge of precise machine structuring and sorting out issues with huge machines for various printers but 3d printing was new to me. ... Be patient, and pay close attention to your first print! ... Anyway after you receive this printer and assemble you will realize you received a good quality kit from a quality conscious distributor.  ...  "
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" ...   This is the first 3D printer I try and the experience has been very rewarding, from doing my own stuff to following other people designs, every moment if an joy.  ...  "
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Build Quality
 26
extruder, metal, plate, spring, magnetic
+88%
-12%
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" ...  I would highly recommend the wood-infused PLA.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  The metal bar arrived even earlier than expected and the rest of the set up was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Still working with strictly PLA but look forward to more advanced materials soon.  ...  "
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" ...  I decided to buy a metal extruder gear assembly for about $15 to see if that helps. ... * It's well constructed (imho). ... The ABS bends with the magnetic pad/bed.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the most important part of the build.  ...  "
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" ...  Each screw, nut and bolt came presorted in marked ziplocks making it a breeze to find the correct part.  ...  "
Setup
 25
instructions, setup, assembly, assemble, youtube
+80%
-20%
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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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" ...  a non-science type may want to consider getting assistance or the professional install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble.  ...  "
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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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" ...  They weren't very confirming, but overall easy to follow.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to put together and to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a super helpful setup video on YouTube I followed and I was up and running.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 23
printer, weeks, 3, purchased, last
+65%
-35%
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" ...  The printer was working beautifully, until the x-axis stopped moving completely.  ...  "
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" ...  Three weeks in now and I have have no problems so far.  ...  "
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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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" ...  If you bought it for xmas, don't expect to get it working 100% same day .  ...  "
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" ...  It took 3 months to get up to speed with F360--time very well spent.  ...  "
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" ...  I did that from the start and had no problems.  ...  "
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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 will update later when I get the new one and whether or not the printing errors get solved.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 19
setup, put together, friendly, easy to put, user
+100%
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" ...  It's easy to put together, and comes with all of the tools that you need.  ...  "
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" ...  Hidden there are more details which should be on the "quick start" guide.  ...  "
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" ...  The interface on the controller is also less than easy to manipulate.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s great for beginners.  ...  "
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" ...  The Creality Ender 3 Pro is amazing and so easy to setup. ... It’s very easy to put together, just follow the many YouTube tutorials.  ...  "
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" ...  They’re easy to setup, work wonderful and have enormous communities of support from other users.  ...  "
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" ...  They weren't very confirming, but overall easy to follow.  ...  "
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" ...  It's relatively quiet, super easy to set up, and easy to use.  ...  "
Fit
 18
prints, magnetic, z axis, rollers, leveling
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Use glass plate for large prints.  ...  "
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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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" ...  If your thinking about just putting some screws in and printing, it’s not quite that easy.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Took magnetic bed plate off and washed plate with Dishwashing detergent, now prints stick. ... Printed R/C Flying wing 10 Pieces in 2 print runs of 5 Pieces.  ...  "
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" ...  Screw ups are nearly always my fault.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Price
 17
money, cost, pro, worth, like
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Especially for its price. ... You can't beat it for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Totally worth it, you will not be disappointed!  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent quality for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  A replacement dual extruder for the FFCP cost $170.  ...  "
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" ...  Great value for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price it’s quality is top notch.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Video Playback
 12
youtube, videos to help, together, build, watching
+92%
-8%
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" ...  -There are several very good YouTube assembly videos that have hints and tricks.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Refer to the video while building, and take your time.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Marketplace
 12
amazon, day, thanks, shipping, thank
+92%
-8%
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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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" ...  I paid the "get it now" tax and went with Amazon Prime shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Amazon. ... Thank you Comgrow!  ...  "
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" ...  I got offered free one day shipping on this.  ...  "
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" ...  so thank you Comgrow!  ...  "
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" ...  I would not hesitate ordering from Comgrow again in the future. ... Big thanks to Cathy!  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon saves the day again!  ...  "
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" ...  Be sure to check out the photos.  ...  "
Software Platform
 7
software, slicer, settings, program, printing
+71%
-29%
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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  ...  "
Delivery
 7
arrived, right, quickly, packaged, extremely
+86%
-14%
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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.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 6
bed, replacement, replace, put, new
+50%
-50%
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" ...  When I first put on the glass bed, one corner was coming up and I had to use a clip to hold it down.  ...  "
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" ...  The magnetic bed is worthless, order a glass bed.  ...  "
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" ...  The bed is warped to the point of needing to add a glass bed and auto leveling to be usable.  ...  "
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 Kids
 5
+80%
-20%
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" ...  My adult son wanted this to tinker with in his spare time.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my son for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I gave it to my grandson for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  - Kids glue stick,  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Apps
 5
software, program, free, cura, videos
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Would be nice to have a free cad program included since i cant figure out how to get slice software to draw something.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Returns
 5
return, get
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Now I need to deal with breaking it down and returning it.  ...  "
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" ...  Make note of the return policy .  ...  "
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" ...  Probably will return it.  ...  "
As Gift
 4
+100%
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" ...  This was a present to my son.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my son for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I gave it to my grandson for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  Opened the 'gift' early Sat before xmas.  ...  "
Storage
 4
instructions, included, test, software, sd
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Our first print (Lion on sd card) was very good.  ...  "
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" ...  I had an issue with the micro sd slot, but the support department promptly sent me the parts that I needed to fix it.  ...  "
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" ...  Do yourself a favor and look at the contents of the small SD card that is included.  ...  "
Pedometer
 4
instructions
+100%
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" ...  We went through a few steps to see what the issue was and after a few checks she was more then happy to send me a new main board .  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Cables
 4
board, side, one, issue, hot
+75%
-25%
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" ...  *Cable management needs work but isn't an issue.  ...  "
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" ...  From there I have printed a number of upgrade parts (cable clips, extruder knob, and side mounting spool bracket).  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend printing the cable chains and the arm style filament guide.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
make, like, fan
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Take your time assembling it and follow one of the excellent guided assembly videos on youtube to ensure you start off with a structurally sound foundation.  ...  "
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" ...  hum, different suppliers?  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
+100%
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" ...  It took 3 months to get up to speed with F360--time very well spent.  ...  "
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" ...  Better than my old Prusa i3 MK2.  ...  "
3D
 3
prints
+100%
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" ...  3d benchy prints very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a good 3D printed.  ...  "
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" ...  We purchased this for our architecture office in order to create 3d models of some of our projects.  ...  "

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