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UM Original+ as second device ?

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I need some help because I am not sure if it makes sense what I have in my mind.

I have an UM3 and love it, perfekt machine for me, but due the reason I am very new to 3D printing, I want to print a lot, but the prints takes some time and so I thought I could buy a second machine to print in parallel 🙂  

 

Another UM3 or 2+ is too expensive, because I am printing just a hobby, so I was looking for something else. Most of the kits available are using 1.75 filament, which make no sense for me, because I have lot of 2.85 spools from my UM3. So an additional printer should have 2.85 filaments. 

 

And then I came to the idea, to buy the UM Original+ but I am not sure if I would disappointed when coming from the UM3? I don't need the auto bed leveling and also not the dual extrusion, but are there any other significant differences.

 

Beside the UMO+ are there any other printers with 2.85 filament which are recommended as a second printer?

 

Thanks!

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Both, Lulzbot and BCN3D, are in higher price range, thats why I looked at the UMO+ as a second device. 

I was not sure if the UMO+ is more than "outdated", because after the UMO+ there is also UM2, UM2+ and I don't know if the UMO+ is still a good printer to make some "normal" things.

 

Hopefully I don't need another house in 1 year, because I need more space for more and more printers 🙂

 

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I absolutely love the UM2go.  I have 3 of them.  I use them more than my other printers (UM2/UM3/S5/UMO).

 

See if you can find a used um2go.  In my opinion it's the best quality of all their printers and it's just a fantastic printer.  I modified all of my um2go's.  I added a heated bed to all 3, I added an olsson block and the iroberti feeder with the medusa 2x feeder upgrade.

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