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    Default Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ GearBest 3/22/2019 - $190 & Free Ship

    This deal is back only now through GearBest (instead of WOOT). Flash deal price went up from $179.99 to $189.99 but is good until 3/28 or until sold out.

    GearBest has the Creality 3D Ender-3 Printer for $189.99 + Free Shipping. If anyone is interested in a 3-D printer... I've heard this is a great entry 3-D printer.

    NOTE: New GearBest customers may save an additional $3 w/ PayPal checkout. During checkout a Shipping Guarantee is automatically applied for a cost of $5.87, however you may opt out.

    Quick YT Video of it in action.

    Ender-3 3D Printer.png Ender-3 3D Printer Info.png

    Notable Specs:

    Large Build Volume
    The 8.7 x 8.7 x 9.8" (220x220x250mm) build area allows you to create large and complex models.

    High Precision & Noiseless
    The CNC-machined Y-axis mounting slot ensures highly precise positioning of the printer head. V-slot POM (polyoxymethylene) wheels allow the nozzle to glide smoothly and silently.

    Full Filament Compatibility
    The standard brass nozzle allows printing with most types of 1.75mm 3D filaments including PLA, ABS, PETG, and of course the renowned SainSmart flexible TPU filament.


    There is a PRO version for another $70 on Crealty3D Site that has a few improvements:
    1.Meanwell Power Supply for better reliability
    2.Thicker Y Axis (the bed axis) bottom rail for better stability at higher print speeds
    3.Removable magnetic build plate cover

    But beyond that, the design and extruder are identical between them. If you get this printer, your first thing is to go on thingiverse.com and look at upgrade parts and print them, just to have on hand. Mainly you can print parts for your extruder upgrade, and whatever parts you need to put on a E3Dv6 hotend. The extruder is plastic, so it will eventually crack and your prints won't print well. You'll want backup parts or order a metal version from aliexpress for $5 (right hand MK10 extruder).

    EDIT NOTE: Original post had this listed at WOOT on 2/26/2019 which is a dead deal - SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer for $179.99 + Free Shipping (fulfilled by Amazon).
    Last edited by AJR214; 03-22-2019 at 03:14 PM. Reason: Deal is Back...

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    Default Re: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ WOOT 2/26/2019 - $179 & Free Ship

    Wow, that looks like a great machine, every review I read was very positive.

    Minister of Finance said No.

    Oh well they will only get better and cheaper.
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    Default Re: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ WOOT 2/26/2019 - $179 & Free Ship

    Have one of the original Ender 3's when they 1st came out and a great printer right out of the box. After several months of printing with it, the only upgrades I have done is a BMG extruder and capricorn tubing. I now safely print PETG at higher temps with no issue and no clogs.
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    Default Re: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ WOOT 2/26/2019 - $179 & Free Ship

    My sons got me one for Christmas, they assembled it, I leveled the plate, and it's been working great since. Have a Pi 3 running OctoPrint controlling it.
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    Default Re: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ WOOT 2/26/2019 - $179 & Free Ship

    I see that the Woot special is out of stock on these but I have gone ahead and ordered the Pro version from the Crealty site! I tried a Tarantula one a couple years back but couldn't get it running so gave it to a friends son who has it going now after some time getting some parts and tuning it.
    I probably shouldn't have bought the darn thing but being with nothing to do most of the day (due to health issues), this should give me something to tinker with!

    I welcome any info on upgrades and things to watch out for with this! Should be another new learning curve for an old geezer like me to plow through!

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    Default Re: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ WOOT 2/26/2019 - $179 & Free Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by beeiilll View Post
    I see that the Woot special is out of stock on these but I have gone ahead and ordered the Pro version from the Crealty site! I tried a Tarantula one a couple years back but couldn't get it running so gave it to a friends son who has it going now after some time getting some parts and tuning it.
    I probably shouldn't have bought the darn thing but being with nothing to do most of the day (due to health issues), this should give me something to tinker with!

    I welcome any info on upgrades and things to watch out for with this! Should be another new learning curve for an old geezer like me to plow through!
    Hit me up if you need any help. I have the plain vanilla version and it works great. The only thing to look out for is the XT60 power connectors, some have reported they were crimped instead of soldered. I just cut the shielding on mine to see and mine were fine so I don't think it is as widespread as they make it on the net, just something to be wary of. The PRO improves things a bit with a MeanWell Power supply and moving the fan duct to under the printer, along with the magnetic bed. If you are using PLA, you are good out of the box. If moving on to other materials like PETG, ASA etc you may want to look at upgrading to an all metal hotend or at least capricorn tubing.
    Phil

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    Default Re: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ WOOT 2/26/2019 - $179 & Free Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by TomL8345 View Post
    Wow, that looks like a great machine, every review I read was very positive.

    Minister of Finance said No.

    Oh well they will only get better and cheaper.

    Love that part...mine said same thing...well, that and I've already got too many expensive hobbies, including the lights thing...

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    Default Re: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ WOOT 2/26/2019 - $179 & Free Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by DrNeutron View Post
    Hit me up if you need any help. I have the plain vanilla version and it works great. The only thing to look out for is the XT60 power connectors, some have reported they were crimped instead of soldered. I just cut the shielding on mine to see and mine were fine so I don't think it is as widespread as they make it on the net, just something to be wary of. The PRO improves things a bit with a MeanWell Power supply and moving the fan duct to under the printer, along with the magnetic bed. If you are using PLA, you are good out of the box. If moving on to other materials like PETG, ASA etc you may want to look at upgrading to an all metal hotend or at least capricorn tubing.
    Thanks for the offer, Phil! I'm sure that I will probably have way too many dumb questions once it shows up.

    As far as needing to get approval from a "significant other", I never got around to getting hitched so I have to fight with myself over purchases! The worse part is that I seem to lose more arguments with myself than I ever did with another person. And now that I had to sell off my house and won't have a light display anymore, I can jump into some other money pit to play for a bit and see what happens.
    We all need new toys now and then to keep our aging brains working I like to think.

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    Default Re: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ WOOT 2/26/2019 - $179 & Free Ship

    Deal is back at GearBest, but only until 3/22 at 6am EST (less than 8 left from this posting). See first post for update.

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    Default Re: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ WOOT 2/26/2019 - $179 & Free Ship

    Quote Originally Posted by TomL8345 View Post
    Wow, that looks like a great machine, every review I read was very positive.

    Minister of Finance said No.

    Oh well they will only get better and cheaper.
    Mine didnt say no, she said "you know you would just print junk that you dont need" haha

    Thats why I havent bought one yet, I have no idea what I would print. Which means, I dont know what useful things I would print.
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