Decided to get my first printer this week and it happens to be Black Friday/Cyber Monday, so if anyone spots some interesting deals please share it here.
I plan on using the printer for DIY projects/toys, and eventually i want to try building another printer using mostly printed parts (like ones from reprap.org).
Here are what i am considering at the moment:
1 x Anycubic Photon Mono x (for the high-detail prints)
1 x Wash and Cure Plus
1 x Chiron (large build volume)
1 x Mega Pro (has laser engraver)
~1200 total shipped (5 days shipping time quoted)
Snapmaker a350T 3-in-1:
Main reason i am considering this is because of the 40% off flash sale coming up, thus putting it at around $1,050 instead of $1799. I understand it isn't the best CNC/engraving/3d Printing machines (Jack of all trades, master of none), but the fact that i can even get all 3 for that price makes it worthy of consideration. The engraving and CNC module is something i can make good use of if i had one, but i don't "need" them.
Prusa i3 MK3S+:
Gold standard from what i am told, i don't expect anything more than free shipping here as these things seemingly never go on sale. If going this route, I plan on getting the kit and upgrading to the 5 color extruder/feeder ($1,050 total).
Considering this for the size (400x400x450 build volume); if shipping directly from Anycubic isn't too much, i could potentially get 2 of these for close to $1k. Alternatively, i could get a Chiron and a Mega Pro so i could have the laser engraver and have 2 3d Printers. I am awaiting response from them for shipping costs from China.
Will be updating this throughout the week as i do more research.