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Recommend a used C2?

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  1. James Harry

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    Would you recommend a used C2 for $300-350? I've not really followed the new models, but one is available so I'm considering...
     
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    For a pla only printer I'm thrilled with mine.
     
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    Yea, I really like it.
     
  4. James Harry

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    Cool, thanks guys. :)
     
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    Can send you some pics of the machine inside or out or prints if you want
     
  6. James Harry

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    Thanks, Geof, that would be helpful. I currently have an upgraded R1 and right now only print ABS on it. I looked at Robo's product page, and it doesn't even mention which materials, other than offering to sell PLA along with a new printer, so I didn't realize it didn't have a heated bed. I've seen a C2, a R1+, and a Makergear M2 for sale nearby, all near the same price. I have a friend with a M2 that is a real solid workhorse. I've liked my R1, but seem to just continuously have issues with electronics, thermistor, etc. so just trying to decide what which would be good to add.
     
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    Abs will be a strong no go on the C2. Pla, some nylons, petg can be made to work etc but nothing that requires a heat bed
     
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    You can print a lot more than PLA on it, if you switch to BuildTak on the surface you get a lot more options :)

    If you look through settings for materials you will see things like this:

    Nylon 230
    Print temp = 230C - 235C
    Nozzle = any size
    Print speed = 80% of ABS speeds
    Retraction = 3-4mm
    Print bed = Hot = Glass heated to 45C with coat of PVA
    Cold = BuildTak with coat of PVA

    So, cold bed fine for that.
     
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    I like my R1 + a lot and don't have many break downs but I do toss out and replace a lot of stuff on most used machines I get, M2 is a hell of a deal at 300 if it works. It's praised as a work horse
     
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    My R1 has been upgraded quite a few times. Thinking of replacing the RAMPS with a MKS 1.5 that I have. Getting a MINTEMP error right now, so need to fix that.

    The M2 (if it's still available) was around $400, but still a heck of a deal. Said it's clogged, but that shouldn't be tough to clear out. I have a friend that's had a M2 longer than I've had my R1 and it's still going strong, and he hardly ever has to do anything with it.
     
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    Offer 300 for if and use the 100 for spare parts ;). C2 is a pla beast, I runs tons of it through but if you don't print pla it's my opinion to not get that machine.
     
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    I wouldn't with how cheap ramps boards are :)
     
  13. James Harry

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    Thanks, that's helpful. I'm not necessarily against PLA, but a lot of my prints are for car fixes, or other parts that need to be a bit more heat resistant.
     
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    I better back up and be 100% honest....id probably offer half of whats being asked on all 3 and buy then all but i have...issues lol
     
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    Then something like BluPrint is on your list of materials :) and that does need bed heat to perform best.

    If the choice is bed heat versus none for the same price ... always go with bed heat.
     
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    Iw will have to check out BluPrint. On the R1, I use PEI on the bed and it's fantastic. Can be way too sticky without the right height adjustment. :)
     
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    Colorfabb ht and their new low warp material would be good. Polymaker put out a new low warp nylon i need to try still. They claim printed part good to 180C or something crazy
     
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    If that Makergear M2 is available that's the one to get. Forget the other two, because you're talking about a machine that originally went for $1,500-$2,000 (depending on where you bought it) and the owner is stymied by a clog?

    Sheesh, capitalize on the stupidity of others every chance you get, man.
     
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