Guide to Buying a 3D Printer in 2018

Planning to buy a 3D Printer this year? This guide will show you all the things you need to think about before you get your first one.

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Creality CR-10 500mm @ Gearbest
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Zonestar P802QR2 Dual Extruder @ Gearbest
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A-Net A8
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Comments

John Colvin says:

“I spent many months researching which 3D printer I should buy”.
That’s what I have been doing, and recently every time I go to bed satisfied I know which one I am going to buy, I wake up to find that something bigger/better/brighter/cheaper had been released overnight! Oh well, take a deep breath and jump!
Although I have already done most of my research, your video was really helpful in reinforcing my findings. Many thanks, liked and subscribed.

A Skewed View 3D says:

TRIED KIT ONCE SO CLOSE TO COMPLETING BUT HAD TO MANY PIECES MISSING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. SENT BACK AS WAS EASIER THAN TRYIN TO GET PARTS. CLOSET WE WILL GET TO THAT AGAIN IS OUR TEVO TORNADO WHICH LIKE THE CR10 IS ALSO 90% ASSEMBLED. ONCE WE TWEAKED VOLTAGE ON STEPPER MOTORS & ADDED TL SMOOTHERS WE ARE LOVING IT. ANOTHER GOOD VIDEO. HAVE GREAT DAY. GOD BLESS

Somar Alnawaqil says:

Great video you need a camera though

3D Maker Kid says:

LOVE the Tiko roast

Thiago Lopes says:

Just get yourself a Creality CR-10S (or the stock one) and be happy. If you have extra money go for Prusa MK3 (but you wont have the prinitng size of CR-10

EddTheBob TheRulerOfTheWorldTheUniverse says:

Good video, but a little blurry, and stop looking down before every cut

JP Gaming, DIY et imprimante3d says:

i really loke what you say about the tiko lol

Bondy says:

I purchased a simple cheap 3D printer design from a local 3D printer shop last Christmas, to learn on, that assembled in a couple of hours. If I had to assemble it again it would likely take me 30 minutes ( max ). Getting good use from it as a learning tool. Prints as low as 0.1 layer height. Made a couple of quick mods for it. Very happy with it as a learning tool. My next printer would be a dual or multi extrusion type, so I can print soluble support material into the models, to produce higher quality mechanical parts ( printed in place as one print ). For now this one is just fine to learn on. A simple design is easier to get your head around and maintain as a first printer. My observation is that generally, 3D printers at the hobby end of the market, seem to require a fair amount of attention. That said however, it’s worth every minute of it, to get out that 3D print, that just makes you think, hey this tech is amazing.

ArduinoMakes says:

first

Reach 3D Printers says:

Nice guide. Yeah, the assembly process, if your into DIY, is actually pretty fun. I LOVE building stuff, so 100s of parts is like a puzzle! Our printer was a Kickstarter campaign success, and gave rise to a community of users who help each other with building and tuning… Also, the Reach can do some light mill and laser cutting! 🙂

Reptiloid Павелитель всеx Земель и Миров says:

HEY THERE BRO WILL THIS DEVICE ZONESTAR Z8X/Z9 – TEVO TORNADO – Flsun I3 TAKE A STEPPING MOTOR DRIVER LV8727 ???
ALOS WILL IT WORK WITHOUT HOT BED ???
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!

ali baba says:

Watching reviews for days now about 3d and printers and im faszinated. Ordered my first printer yesterday (Ender – 2). Cant wait to get it and make my first experiences ! I will use few of ur reviews for sure to build it correctly. Would appreciate to see more newbiefriendly videos to learn more ! btw good content and continue !

U Do It says:

watching this now!

YouprOn says:

what about.. craftbot 3… no reviews nowhere=(

Ra Senché says:

To me getting a 3d printer is like getting a tattoo or a VR.. think and look for more then a year and in the end not make a decision XD

the German Printing Nerd says:

Excellent Video , best informed for all Newbees

Rover Ussrover says:

Great advice and agree 1000% on checking multiple reviews from different sources not only YT

Brian C says:

Budget was mine…I have 3 now, Anet A8, Anycubic Kossel, and a TronXY X1, and I really want to build reprap Cherry

jakub rembacz says:

would a kit for £200 from ebay be worth it?
i want a prototype item, i am willing to accept the occasional failures, slow print speed and hilariously bad textures and i am not expecting a finished product, thank you for your time.

Uncle Ron says:

Great video, James. Amazing how much goes in to a seemingly simple decision

Chris Riley says:

Okay, I watched this whole video…11 minutes. Can’t you just tell me exactly what printer I need and which one to buy? 😉

Seriously, nice video, great info. You do need to watch more than one review for sure. On a lot of these machines the experience can vary greatly from box to box. Sometimes you get lucky sometimes you don’t.

Tor-Eirik Bakke Lunde says:

I ended up buying a Geeetech i3 Pro B kit and it works for me! Atleast after a month of assembly, tinkering, messing with configurations and then hurling arcane incantations at it. I knew going into it that this was as cheap as they get, but I did it anyway since the fun in it for me is building, improving and practicing my incantations (mainly swearing). What I’m trying to say that if you want to build one and study how they work then a cheap kit is going to be a lot of high value fun, but if you’re just getting a kit to save money and are only interested in what it can make; then these kits are not for you… even if you got all the parts in a usable condition!

BuiltByMe says:

Excellent video. For DIY learning experience would you recommend the Anet A8 or Zonestar P802QR2. Do both require mosfet, power switch and Heat bed connector upgrades?

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