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    Help buying first 3D Printer

    Hello,
    I have only worked with a makerbot and a printrbot plus.
    My price range would be 1500 and lower if possible id like to stick below 800.
    I will mainly use it for building personal gadgets and possibly robotics. I prefer having the heated bed capability and also the ability to print with many different filaments.
    I appreciate any suggestions and if you have any questions about my preferences just let me know.
    Thank you very much.

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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    you could do worse than looking at qidi tech https://www.amazon.com/TECHNOLOGY-3D...rds=3d+printer

    Fully enclosed which lets you use abs easily and makes printing with nylon easier (just easier, don't get too excited, it's still a pita :-)

    Plus, you could also afford to buy a monoprice maker v2 (rebadged wanhao duplicator i3) https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-138...ice+3d+printer
    For large prints.

    And just about break the $1000 mark.
    :-)
    Last edited by curious aardvark; 02-14-2017 at 05:29 AM.

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    Those Qidi's are pretty nice..... similar price point to where I bought my Davinci, but no proprietary crap, dual extrusion, and multiple filament mediums. I've been having some (more) issues on the Davinci after 650+ hours, and I might just be better off getting one of these than sinking any money into the XYZ. Hmmmmm.....

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    Thank you ill look into those two, I was also looking around and heard a lot of good reviews about the FlashForge 3d Printer Creator Pro do you know how it holds up to the models you suggested?

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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    it's pretty much identical to the qidi.
    So, personally I'd just get whichever one was cheaper.

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