Pros: - got it on sale
- wonderful array of features
- well made
- tons of quality of life additions
Cons: - small build plate
Overall Review: I'll be real you, i got it on sale and it was worth way more than I paid. It's well made, easy to assembly, the interface is super responsive with more features than my CR-10S Pro. It came with the adapter, SD card, and digital firmware plus software already on the SD card for easy install! Easy to level, prints are clean and beautiful .
Pros: - Very easy setup for this price range, especially compared to something like an Ender 3
- Direct extrusion with a great hotend (Volcano hotend)
- Folding gantry makes moving the printer very easy
- Dual Z-axis and Dual Y-axis
- Wireless connectivity
- Extra nozzles and 250g of filament included
Cons: - Cura doesn't have native support (a profile isn't that hard to find though)
Overall Review: I've lived with this printer for a few months, and all in all, this has been a great little printer to work with. It comes with a glass bed which does have some scuffs on it after usage, but that's largely due to user error in being a bit hasty with leveling. This is a manually leveling machine so you're going to have to use a piece of printer paper or a feeler gauge, as the manual suggests. Beyond that, it has a pretty easy to understand user interface, and it makes getting to the task of printing very easy.
The default models on the included microSD card do have thumbnails, but as far as I can tell, you only get those with Fokoos' modified version of Cura, which doesn't work on Mac or Linux, which is what I use. As mentioned in the cons, Cura itself does not have native support, but a profile was fairly easy to find (and Fokoos can fix this by pushing a profile to Cura's repository). After setting up the profile I obtained online, it's worked just fine, printing well from resolutions of 0.06mm to 0.4mm from what I've tested. 0.06 to 0.2mm is about the sweet spot, as curvature can get pretty rough and holey at 0.4mm.
All in all, if you're looking for a good mid-range printer that's easy to set up, this is a very easy recommendation, especially if you're using Windows and can just use their modified version of Cura instead.
Pros: - easy to use
- excellent value.
- great customer support.
- quality prints from day one.
- easy to work on.
- great support group on Facebook.
Cons: - not auto-leveling.
Overall Review: I bought a 3D printer kit 4 1/2 years ago. It took many, many hours (months for me to find the time) to build and I am still fine-tuning it trying to get a good print. I bought this one after watching youtube videos and reading reviews. 4 bolts. load the filament and I was printing quality 3D prints. I am still learning about the software to use and how to use the filaments. The customer support is excellent Their Facebook page is a must to learn and ask questions. Dora Ding with Fokoos is incredibly helpful.