76 years old and totally new to this, I highly recommend this 3D Printer The staff are also a big asset.... very helpful and patient!
I went through an Ender 3 V2 (great printer as well) and an Ender 6 and now this one and it's my favorite of the three. Out of the box it's ready to go as it already has all the parts you would normally upgrade and you unlike other Creality printers you don't need to do any upgrades to make it work the way it should. The only part of this printer I found frustrating was the insanely strong adhesion of the stock bed. I literally gouged my bed trying to get a print off of it which was actually a happy mistake as it forced me to buy a flexible build plate (like a Wham Bam but different brand) which makes this printer near perfect. I have since upgraded to Micro Swiss direct drive but it wasn't a necessary upgrade. Highly recommend this printer!
Forst 3d printer and loving it! Can't figure out the settings for tpu printing with the 0.8mm nozzle on there right now, but that's on me. This machine is awesome for the price.
Excellent quality printer with great dimensions. I use it everyday.
It was very easy to put together, calibration was a breeze and I was printing in no time! For the price of the machine, the quality of the prints, and combining that with its big build volume, you cannot go wrong. (Comes with everything you need to start printing, tools, filament etc.)
Things I had to do: 1 - Build plate, the textured bed for this thing is near impossible to remove prints from, I opted for a glass bed (as I had never tried one before and now have fallen in love) but also purchased a flexible (Tiny Machines) magnetic sheet because thats what I was used to.
2-Z Sync. This modification is a MUST because if you disable the motors or turn the printer off the horizontal extrusion that the extruder is mounted too drifts lower on the left side due to the extra weight. Unless you want to manually re-level every time after having powered off/disabled motors.
3-Filament path guide - printable mod from thingiverse to prevent the filament from chafing against the aluminum block (this filament dust gets pulled into the ptfe and maintenance becomes more regular).
4-Noctua Fans. I am installing these next weekend but the only reason for doing so is my SO is not that impressed with the volume of the internal fans (in the base of the unit- 3 to be exact). We are in a 1 bdrm condo though. These fans reduce the sound by about 20-25dB.
I have been loving my first experience with Creality (although I am not the biggest Cura fan and I have not been able to get a functioning Prusa Slicer profile going for this machine yet, may have to give S3D a shot)
Picture Included is a Death Eater mask designed by Hex3d
Works perfect out of the box no problems at all very easy to set up. Prints beautifully without up grading a bunch of parts. Auto leveling is the way to go.
My first 3D printer was a Velleman K8400 Vertex, purchased in 2018 in kit form. It has been a good learning platform, although local support was almost nonexistent.
Recently the motherboard (or something else) failed. Instead of trying to fix the printer, I looked for a better supported upgrade, and eventually settled on the
Creality CR-10s Pro V2.
Wow! I was not disappointed!
It only took a few days to get familiar with the bed auto-leveling feature, how to consistently get a good first layer that don't require brute force to detach, and many other goodies.
What I like:
Bed Auto-leveling works great,
Pause option makes it easy to install inserts,
Power outage recovery. Didn't happen yet,
Smooth, quiet mechanical operation
What I (sort of) dislike:
Noisy internal fan.
From the time I ordered to now has been great. Shipped fast, packed very well. Easy to set up. I would suggest looking up a video on it. I have had it for several weeks and it has printed every day. So happy with choosing this one and buying it online from the store. Staff is very helpful and they have lots of info.
I'll be honest, I was a little concerned about getting my printer in a timely manner, ordering from Canada. That being said, they had the best price and every dollar counts. Shipping was free and it took about 10 days. I thought that was fantastic considering customs and everything. The printer was in great shape and it has been printing like a champ. It has been keeping my original CR10S Pro company. V2 on the left, V1 on the right. I love that it already comes with a BLtouch, a HUGE improvement over the sensor that came in my V1. All in all this is a great printer and there is a lot of community support.
Really trustable printer that you can create big thing with it ! I recommend 100 %
Overall this is a great printer. Here's what I like about it.
Amazing print quality. That's the only way to describe it, amazing.
It is very easy to assemble, not a major task like some other Creality printers.
The stepper drivers are incredibly quiet.
The only printed part is the part cooling duct. All the major parts are aluminum. Very little plastic on this machine.
Touch screen. I hate the knob interface on most other printers. Touch screen is big, fast, and responsive.
Very clean wiring. Not a rats nest of wires everywhere like some other printers. This has one ribbon cable running from the main body to the z axis, and the wires from the body to the print bed, and that's it. no other exposed wiring.
Big build size - 300x300x400.
Did I mention the amazing print quality?
There are a few dislikes too though.
First is the print bed. While it is level, You will never have to worry about a print coming loose during printing. Prints stick so well it's hard to get them off when done. I have had one break before it came off. I will probably replace this with a Wham Bam flexible build plate down the line.
Second is the firmware. I would recommend using the Tiny Machines firmware. While I was setting everything up the printer began mashing the print nozzle into the bed for no apparent reason. I flashed the latest firmware from the Creality website and still had the same problem. After some research I found I wasn't the only one with this problem. I downloaded and flashed the Tiny Machines firmware and no more issue. dialing everything in from there was a breeze.
Lastly are the fans. While the stepper drivers are very quiet, the fans are quite loud. It is not an issue if your not in the same room as your printer, but mine is in my home office so I'll probably look into some quieter fans as well.
So should you but this printer? Yes I think you should. The printer has a very good quality build and produces incredible prints, on par with machines two to three times the price. There are some cons but they are minor compared the pros's. And the cons can be lived with (except the bed mashing thing but that easily remedied). I would highly recommend this printer.
Cool and easy to use. Well made to. First time in 3d printing. Love it!
Cool printer, but a parts arrive broken! I have to repair it by my self to use it. I write to the shop and waiting for news!
Printers do the djob right now but a bit slow compare to my other other one!