Received the printer in 5 days and
Setup was straightforward. I leveled the bed using the paper method and printed the tuzi rabbit with good results. Time will tell how reliable and accurate the machine will become.
my 10YO niece love's it. she wants to build a drone next.
This ender 2 pro is very quiet and is producing some very nice prints and is a perfect addition to my ender 5 so I can print the smaller parts while the ender 5 prints the bigger ones.
Thanks, for everything
Looks like I have a failing Y stepper motor, it makes an awful noise. I’ve tried slowing it down, making sure the bed and base are level. I also printed with the belt tensioner from very tight to very loose. Last night it overheated and stopped the print.
This is a phenomenal printer and I'm proud to have it in my fleet, but it has two very small issues that the Ender 3/Pro had.
1) The magnetic bed it comes with looks cool, but prints barely stick to it without some kind of adhesion assistance such as glue stick or hair spray. Thankfully, a 165x165mm magnetic PEI bed fits on it perfectly and eliminates that problem.
2) The steel springs it comes with aren't very strong. In fact, I had one corner almost completely loose to keep it level. Thankfully the much stronger yellow springs and even silicon socks both fit great and can easily be swapped out which makes the bed is much sturdier and easier to level now. Both upgrades will set you back about $20 total on Amazon.
I've tinkered and printed with this machine for a good two months now and aside from those two small upgrades, it couldn't be more user friendly or easier to work with. As far as setup goes, it only needed a few screws tightened in their place and it was ready to go, it took a mere few minutes from packed in the box to out and working.
All in all it's a perfect beginner-level printer for all ages. My one request is that Creality starts to include stronger yellow springs or silicon socks for the bed instead of the much weaker stainless steel ones, they've always been a major hindrance. PEI beds should also come standard, or at least a glass one. Both are better options than standard magnetic ones.