Lance on 14/10/2014
107 reviews

I seem to have it working now. Still have to figure out all the settings but I have printed some things that came out okay. The kit NEEDS some good documentation, though.

This is an entry level printer and needs entry level documentation, and not a video of somebody silently assembling it from experience or coaching or written instructions off camera.

Needs some hand holding for newbies who don't have a clue about how to use it once it is built, too. The assumption seems to be that the buyer knows what he is doing and doesn't need somebody telling him what to do.

But the acrylic parts are cut quite nicely and everything went together well. My only complaint about the actual finished unit is that the spool holder is pretty bogus. It should have a base so the two sides cant just tip over every time you even breathe on it.

Christopher on 08/10/2014
107 reviews
I receive the product 10 days after I placed the order. It is not a out of box 3d printer kit. but more than what you paid.
Adrian on 02/10/2014
107 reviews
This is a great machine for beginners. First off, you can't beat the price, especially if you're not sure if this is something you really want to get into, or if you've just convinced yourself you really need one (like I did). It prints a pretty high resolution (100 microns), which isn't something you'd really expect of a printer in this price range. Best 3d printer for the price, if you follow the instructions to use.
David Berry on 17/09/2014
107 reviews
My first thanks to this site for recommending a good product. This is a 3D printer "kit", meaning you have to do all of the assembly yourself, so if you are not prepared for that, you are going to have a bad time. Best Price and average quality.
MacKenzie Hale on 28/08/2014
107 reviews

The assembling of this prusa i3 kit is fun to put together. I took me about 10 hours to assemble over two days. I think building it gives you a good idea how everything works and that knowledge will come in handy when you need to troubleshoot the machine.

Tweaking and troubleshooting will be part of the process when trying to get the best prints possible. So if you want a printer that you just plug in and push a button to print you won't find it in this price range. If you want to get a printer that teaches you the basics by being hands on and not spending too much this is a great choice.