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shalafi4
Feb 20, 2011

another medical bills avatar

Javid posted:


the analogy I would use in this subforum is that an ender 3 is the 10/22 of 3d printers, in that you can get it for $2xx and it'll be decent out of the box, with the option to shotgun cheap upgrades into it over time if/when you need to. My only upgrades (that weren't printed) have been a metal extruder and a glass build plate (E: and stiffer bed springs) which solved literally all of the problems I was having early on

That's a pretty drat spot on analogy.

Springs were the first thing I replaced. Ones that came with mine had taken a set and weren't the same length at rest right out of the box.

I have a glass bed for when I'm printing PLA. I still use the normal bed for PETG and when I'm running REALLY fine layer prints.


And I replaced/upgraded my feed assembly to a metal one after my printer ate the first one.

Next thing that will *probably* get replaced is the whole hot end when it eventually wears out.


Total I have ~$75 in replacement/upgrade parts so far and not bought at the same time.

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