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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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Protege94 View Post
    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.
    I want it.. my wife would kill me right now though if I got it! If I get it I would have to forego the Christmas Expo this year in Daytona... which would actually save me money ($210 for the weekend pass, stuff I'd buy, gas there and back... at least a $400-$500 weekend).

    I already have things I want to print for pixel holders/mounts for globes, hanging lanterns, landscape lights. I could also print the brackets for my P5 sign. So many possibilities with our hobby since we have to fabricate or become McGyver and show some creative ingenuity to make things fit and work! Here are some pre-made prints you can get from Thingiverse for 12mm pixels: https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q...65c9473666a4fc

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Protege94 View Post
    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 don't know what useful things I would print.
    I want to believe that some of the things I have made are useful/practical. Check out some of my things at https://www.thingiverse.com/u04601/designs

    I have made a whole bunch more 'stuff' that I have not shared on Thingiverse.

    Also for me, since I have health issues that limit my standing time, this hobby helps to keep my mind busy with stuff other than watching the boob tube.
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    Default Re: SainSmart x Creality Ender-3 3D Printer @ WOOT 2/26/2019 - $179 & Free Ship

    Deal is still on at Gearbest, just ordered mine.

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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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