More 3D printing…New toy – Creality Ender 3

Well, after endless weeks of frustration with the D9 and extrusion issues, I’ve gone and done a few things

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Purchased a silly amount of ‘spare parts’ at ridiculous prices from random chinese websites – it’s like Christmas! every day!, there’s steady stream of small boxes and packages arriving. I’ll have enough bits to build a couple of spare printers soon…….

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And, I picked up what’s possibly the most popular ‘small’ 3D printer on the market today,

The Ender 3

I got the PRO version – review of which can be seen here –

https://all3dp.com/1/creality-ender-3-vs-ender-3-pro-3d-printer-shootout/

How I decided to get the Pro? –

I’m quite a fond user of the HotUKdeals website and spotted THIS THREAD during one of my browsing sessions, thinking that maybe a new, smaller 3D printer is a good idea…….

Bargin! – Ender 3 for just £137, that’s a whole printer for the price of the planned E3D V6 and Bondtech BMG upgrade.

Normal price of these Ender’s has been hovering around £180ish

Hobbyking were out of stock……….So, off to the faithful Aliexpress – and I found the official Creality store……Here – 

Ended up buying the Pro as I managed to get that price down to £152 with a voucher and get 4.5% cashback at Quidco

Total price paid – £143.64.

Best part – UK stock AND it arrived in 48 hours!

Why the Pro?

  • Proper Branded Power supply (so more stable power)
  • Wider Y axis (so more stable bed)
  • Almost the same price as the standard version!

That’s really all the difference there is.

If you’re faced with getting an Ender 3 Pro, or a plain old Ender 3, just look at the $$ / ££. If there’s not much price difference, get the Pro. If there’s a significant difference, just get the plain old one!

 

Author: Bleugh

Early Fourties, Wife, two kids in primary school. Both of us work full time...5 years now we’ve been Back in Blighty after a decade away...It's a new country for everyone! Still finding time to tinker!

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