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Of my 5 printers...my Ultimaker 2+ is my favorite...

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So,... I am just curious as to how you have five 3-D printers when you "don't have a huge toy budget". I could see if you started out with a cheap printer, saved and bought a nicer cheap printer, made upgrades and finally saved enough to buy an Ultimaker. That would make sense to me. But why would you spend your limited resources on cheap printers when you already have not just one, but two Ultimakers?

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Simply because the Ultimaker lacks the print volume my projects require

 

I started with Ultimakers...Ultimaker Original and saved saved saved and bought a reburb Ultimaker 2 from Fabrc8.  I then upgraded that with the 2+ upgrade kit.

 

But I needed to print larger.  I've been asking/begging/suggestion larger print volume since 2016.  

 

So I bought a FT-5 kit ($399)...it prints big but the melamine bed structure is warped.

 

I then bought a $399 CR-10   I have close to a thousand hours on that!

 

Early last year I bought a CR-10S since I needed more larger pieces to print (BB-8)  That was $600-ish

 

And since friends were raving about the $329 Tevo Tornado, I decided to give that a try.

 

Summary...  even if I saved saved saved...i would still lack the print volume needed.

 

 

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