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Anybody got one? What do you use it for? Tempted with this one.
 

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I’ve got a Wanhao but the Creality Ender is a lot cheaper and has got an excellent reputation. I’ve seen loads of reviews singing it’s praises. I bought my machine from Technology Outlet who are in the UK and offer really good support.

Here’s a link . They have a range of Crealities:

 

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The Ender-5 would not be my first choice though. It’s a bit quirky. I only have experience of Prusa style printers. (The baseplate doesn’t go up and down).
 

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I wonder if it'll do fishing floats. It'll save me a fortune on Peacock quill, Sarkandas reed, paint, varnish etc. :giggle:
 

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The Ender-5 would not be my first choice though. It’s a bit quirky. I only have experience of Prusa style printers. (The baseplate doesn’t go up and down).
I'll keep looking then. Thought i had stumbled on a bargain. Not got a clue what i'm looking for which is why i asked. They look like fun.
 

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If I was buying a first machine now I’d go for this. It’s got some really good features that take it a long way above the base model.


3D printing is really good if you are reasonably technical but it’s a pretty steep learning curve. Once you get the hang of it you can make really useful stuff though.

I wouldn’t buy a kit because you will have enough on your plate just getting it running. The last thing you want to do is add a load more things to get wrong.
 

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Once the machine is brought what is the running costs to produce the items
 

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I wonder if it'll do fishing floats. It'll save me a fortune on Peacock quill, Sarkandas reed, paint, varnish etc. :giggle:

Yes mate they do if you can find/create the file for making them.


Has anyone got somthing they have done on one. Please

I'll have a word with Danny on Monday and ask him if he's still got any of the stuff he made...most of it is "starwars" type stuff but it's pretty good, although some of it does feel flimsy depending upon what it is.
 

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I’ve got a Wanhao but the Creality Ender is a lot cheaper and has got an excellent reputation. I’ve seen loads of reviews singing it’s praises. I bought my machine from Technology Outlet who are in the UK and offer really good support.

Here’s a link . They have a range of Crealities:

I wonder if it'll do fishing floats. It'll save me a fortune on Peacock quill, Sarkandas reed, paint, varnish etc. :giggle:
How much would it cost to produce just 1 , say , 4BB straight waggler ?
 

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I have no idea what file(s) they use mate. Never used a 3D printer.


I can't find the floats one but i've got a lure one i saved in my favourites folder a while ago when i was going to buy a printer..


This one for printing a fishing rod


And this one for the reel

 

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Roughly 20p. Depends on Peacock quill or Sarkandas reed.
I have no idea what file(s) they use mate. Never used a 3D printer.
I was hoping Markywhizz may have answered as well regarding the printer costs, that was why I quoted both of you. I doubt whether 3D would be as cheap as what you say it costs for a Sarkanda waggler. Do you make many floats ?
 

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I was hoping Markywhizz may have answered regarding the printer costs, that was why I quoted both of you. I doubt whether 3d would be as cheap as you say for a Sarkanda waggler.

@Markywhizz isn't online at the moment, but no doubt will answer when he sees it. Not having used one myself, I have no idea how much a reel of 3D printer stuff costs.
 

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Has anyone got somthing they have done on one. Please
This is mine and one or two things I have printed on it.A great printer for the price.https://www.amazon.co.uk/ANYCUBIC-Printer-Pre-assembled-Ultrabase-hotbed/dp/B07R4SSBSP IMG_20191005_221900.jpg 42058995_852831974906539_3140257611824234496_o.jpg 41972841_852831951573208_7424887969514782720_o.jpg 40552730_845392502317153_3007582666141728768_n.jpg 40306612_844227909100279_4182909868375539712_n.jpg
 
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1kg of filament is around £20 and that directly equates to 1kg of prints.

I’m pretty much retired now but my prints were mostly for clients so I don’t have them anymore.

As mentioned by @Trogg Thingiverse is a brilliant resource for part files and to give you ideas for things to make.
 
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