3D Printer Recommendations

Would love to hear from anyone that has a 3D printer and their thoughts on them… I’m a crafter so am not looking to take over the world, just love to be able to fiddle and make things for myself/family. Cheers


I’m not up to date with current best 3D printers, but All3DP usually has good comparisons and reviews:

Based on their recommendation and from Amazon reviews, the Creality Ender series looks like one of the better value options. I would look for YouTube reviews as well, see if there are any pitfalls or limitations thst might affect your use case.

Good luck! Hopefully some makers chime in with their own experiences. :slightly_smiling_face:

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@ZivZulander thanks heaps!

In the Sub $1000 category there is only one printer that I can personally recommend. The Prusa i3.

It’ll run you about $750 for the kit. (Get the kit… assembly/calibration is a LITTLE tricky, but worth it)

By far the most accurate, least frustrating printer in that market. The auto-calibration alone is worth it’s weight in gold.

If you’re on a TIGHT budget, the Monoprice Maker Select 3D v2 is where I’d go. HUGE gap between it an the Prusa, but it’s only $260 and its a workhorse. (unlike some of Monoprice’s more “advanced” printers which do not age well.


@PadreSJ thanks heaps for all that info, I know you were doing a lot of 3D stuff back in the TWiT studios so I appreciate your input. Will have to research what’s available over here in Australia - cheers mate!

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Please let us know how it turns out, if you can. Will help future people. :slightly_smiling_face:

@ZivZulander absolutely will do! Might take me a while though…

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Hello community. This reminds me of the old days of BBSs. Anyhow I’m in the process of building a 3D print closet. It will be climate controlled complete with dehumidifier and smart smoke alarm. Housing a Creality CR-10S, Creality CR-20, JGAurora A5S and Geeetech A20M. Also will be in integrating a Mosaic Palette 2. Will keep ya posted on my progress.

. I started out with a Dremel 3D45. A bit pricey (actually costed about as much as my other 4 put together) but was a breeze to learn. I considered it to be my training wheels printer.