Tilen

01/04/2016

Posting this in multiple parts because of the 1000 character limit.

Part 1

Received this printer about two weeks ago and I finally think I tested it enough to be able to write an honest review.

<b>THE GOOD:</b>
- There were no missing parts and putting it together was very easy thanks to the supplied DVD with instructions and software

- All software you need is supplied on the dvd with all the parameters and instructions on how to set it up.

- The shipping was insanely fast and you can track the package(it took 3 days to get from China to Slovenia, and then another 3 days to get through our customs)

- Print quality is quite good for such a cheap printer. I've seen prints from this exact model (with simple upgrades) that can rival prints from $2000 printers.

- Because this is a Prusa i3 model there is almost an infinite amount of possible upgrades that you can print by yourself which will greatly improve the quality of your prints.

<b>THE BAD:</b>
- The heated bed is a little bit warped (around 0.5mm on the x axis) so I'm having problems printing bigger objects.
This can be solved by buying a glass plate (which I planned to do anyway - and you should too) 

- The supplied SD Card adapter doesn't fit anywhere (it is too thick)
No other solution than to buy another one.

- The supplied 8GB MicroSD Card isn't recognized by the printer (you need a FAT32 file format, the supplied was formatted to NTFS) and you can't format it (tried on 3 different computers)
I'm not sure if the MicroSD is faulty or it's just a problem with the firmware.

- Because of the SD Card problems I'm stuck with printing directly from my computer. The supplied USB cable is insanely short and I had to use my own cable to reach my computer.

 

- The stepper motors aren't completely calibrated (they are close but not perfect) so you will need to calibrate them yourself. The problem is that all settings reset to factory settings when you shut down the printer so you will have to input your setting every time you turn the printer on.
<i>You will need to update the firmware. The DVD doesn't cover this but there are tutorials on YouTube.</i>

- The free filament is not the best quality, but for the price I can't really complain. At least I can properly calibrate and print upgrades without spending a lot of money for the expensive filament.

- The painters tape included is complete rubbish and it's almost impossible to get first layers to stick.
Buy blue painters tape and a glue stick instead. After that it will stick without problems.

Daniel Jarí?ek

22/03/2016

I have had my share of problems with 3D printers – each labeling itself as the perfect. 3D printers don't come cheap and you have every right to expect the best performance. This 2015 Sunhokey Prusa i3 Kit is the closest I have come to brilliant 3D printing performance.

This is a DIY kit and it delivers with easy to follow instructions. In fact the setup is so easy that you really don't need to fiddle around much. I found its frame to be among the best I have encountered…gives you a chassis-like feeling. Honestly I did not know about the bowden configuration but it works superbly.

Packed compactly with efficient extruder at work, this Sunhokey Prusa kit comes with adjustable endstop and LCD compatible SD card…giving your more options. Perhaps the best in this segment.

Bradley King

16/03/2016

This is a GREAT printer, the parts are GOOD QUALITY and everything comes WELL PACKAGED. Shipping was FAST (About 5 days ish if that) Assembally was pretty easy, as the video tutorials are excellent.

Tom

13/03/2016

I bought 5 of these printers and have built 3. I was able to follow build instructions but had a different problem with each printer. The first printer was shipped with the wrong bolts for the power supply which caused a ground problem which burned out the MKS board when it was plugged into USB on the computer. The second printer had the heat bed fail in less then 5 minutes. On the third printer the top line of the Display did not work. I was told by customer support that they would replace the parts if I bought another printer. When I bought the 6 printer I was told I would have to pay $30 extra for shipping to get my free replacement parts. I replaced all the parts on my own from ebay and have all 3 printers working but it was not as smooth as it should have been. The printers are all printing pretty nice parts but don't expect replacement parts from SunHokey.

Juliaan

09/03/2016

Printer arrived in just over a week (EU). I put it together in one day, instructions are included on a dvd and were clear. I’m still tuning the settings to get better print quality, for this I use the internet because I don’t know anyone with 3d printer experience.

Very happy I chose this kit, it has good instructions. There are jpg files on the dvd on how to connect the wiring and how to set the repetier-host software settings.