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    which 3d printer do you guys use

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    Well I used to own a Mendel and have built about 10 Prusas. I no longer have one as I found I couldn't actually make anything that was useful to me.

    Unless you are into product development or prototyping then I wouldn't bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Well I used to own a Mendel and have built about 10 Prusas. I no longer have one as I found I couldn't actually make anything that was useful to me.

    Unless you are into product development or prototyping then I wouldn't bother.
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    I was selling the printers. But as I said what you can actually make isn't very useful and is more expensive than just buying on Aliexpress

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    But as I said what you can actually make isn't very useful and is more expensive than just buying on Aliexpress
    Thats what put me off buying one. I was really keen, but could only think of just 2 things to print .
    Then , add all the time in learning how to assemble , setup , config & debug. Would be fun, but a huge spare time hog .

    I even looked on websites for recommended things to print, but nothing worthwhile .

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    If you can't visualise a thing it would be desirable to make with any machine, buy a big TV and a comfortable chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    If you can't visualise a thing it would be desirable to make with any machine, buy a big TV and a comfortable chair.
    or, perhaps if you cant visualize USEFUL things to make, perhaps you dont NEED that machine.
    Theres only so much use for horrid printed plastic cups, plastic squares & plastic animals .
    plastic printed tools , no thank you .

    I'd love a 3D printer, as well as a lathe, milling machine, welder etc . I simply dont have any good use for any of them, apart from tinkering & time wasting.

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