The Tristarbot M1 is a great 3D printer for flexible filament and works great with ABS and nylon thanks to the high quality heated bed. However, everything was not perfect and
in the video I will share my experience with the $580 Tristarbot printer from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/TRISTARBOT-M1-Printer-Flexible-Filament/dp/B06XFLZN8N
The packaging looked very nice, with a lot foam covering the vulnerable parts. However, I quickly noticed that the X and Y axis rods (rails) was bent, probably because of the shipping.
This was a huge problem as the motors wasn’t able to smoothly slide the X and Y gantries, but actually got stuck! I used a combination of force and a lot of lubrication. Eventually I did
manage to make it slide freely and after numerous failed prints I successfully printed a pretty good looking Benchy boat.
I forgot to mention the build volume in the video, ops my fault. The build volume 200x200x190mm (8x8x7.5′), which I would consider a fairly small build volume for a printer at this price point.
However, the heated bed was exceptional and heated all the way to 130°C! It also comes with pre-installed X and Y belt tensioners, and it prints flexible filament extremely good at 40mm/s!
Though there was a couple of things I didn’t like about the printer. It doesn’t come with any filament, so you will have to get that yourself. The hotend was not able to hold a certain temperature.
If I was printing at 205°C, it could fluctuate between 195°C and 215°C. The knob for the LCD display is way to sensitive, very frustrating!
No, I would not recommend this printer as I know the CR-10 or Anycubic i3 performs better for less $.
Thanks for the view and have an awesome day!
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