So, having discovered that there’s a whole load of 3D printers out there,I’ve no idea what I want, how much to spend and that I’ve still got £200 burning a hole in my pocket after a week,
I figured I’d up the budget to £400
First stop, Facebook marketplace! – an excellent source of day-day ‘crap’ and more…There’s a few printers available, Da-vinchi’s coming out of ones ears, Eaglemoss magazine ones and Anet A8’s, tarantulas, and more….
My first temptation was the Anet A8, it’s just over a Ton, so well within budget. But, why so many on sale, AND i have clear ‘permission’ to spend £200, which really means £400…
so, dismissed (that and there seems to be many, many ‘issues’ including spontaneous combustion, which is one of my lesser preferred features in any household appliance.
Jumping onto Gumtree, Shpock really showed a myriad of printers for sale, and my thoughts, if there’s so many for sale, are they any good, Should I be interested in the ones that aren’t selling second hand!?
There seems to be a marked increase in ‘stuff’ on a 3D printer when you start approaching that half a grand figure
Armed with a little more flash cash (don’t tell the wife) I decided to make my research easier, Bowing down to a little peer pressure, it seems that ‘everyone’ has one or more of these three brands.
Why I narrowed it down to these 3
- Cost – I’m stingy by nature, I’m happy to tinker for sure, but with the aforementioned young offspring becoming ‘not as young’ , my ‘me time’ is sorely limited. I need it to ‘kind of work’ but thoroughly enjoy the getting it to work aspects
- Popularity – I’m a 3D printing noobie….I’m going to need to lean on some forums and users to gain advice. There’s no point in me buying a printer that no-one else has, if it breaks, where to go for some guidance
- Because! i’d been eyeing up a few of the manufacturers offerings at night and probably had already made a decision………..