Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer (EU Plug) for £91.69 using code @ Gearbest
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Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer (EU Plug) for £91.69 using code @ Gearbest

SuperEd 95
SuperEd
Found 18th Oct
Insane price - cheapest it's ever been i believe, still yet to dabble in 3D Printing myself but i think it's now getting to a price it can fit most peoples budgets as a hobby

Use code GBFORUK700 at checkout / make sure logged in!


Engineered to provide redefined usability, quality, performance
● Made from the piano-black laser-cut acrylic frame. To maintain the garage-built feel and the handmade charm
● It is the unassembled DIY kit, provide you an unforgettable step-by-step learning experience of the 3D printer from scratch. As long as you have a passion for creativity, you can not afford to miss this product
● Suitable for a wide range of customers, young or old, professional or amateur etc.
● Multiple 3D printing filament supportable, support ABS / PLA / wood / nylon PVA / PP / luminescent
220 x 220 x 240mm printing volume, just right for you
● All metal pulleys for improved functionality and performance
● Quick-release feed gears for faster and fluent filament feeding
● High printing precision, stainless steel rail rods, gears, bearings and connectors for smoother movement
Operating system: Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10, Mac, Linux
Working environment: Temperature: 10 - 30 Deg.C, humidity: 20 - 50 Deg.C
● Firmware version: V1
● Without filament



Credit for @kinell over on a previous thread for the below info

You can make all sorts of Tat' or spares for lots of items. You can‌ design your own stuff (https://www.tinkercad.com/) and print it.. to be honest its sorta endless.

Take a look at Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/explore/popular) or MyMiniFactory(https://www.myminifactory.com/search/?sortBy=popularity) to name but a few sites. -


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izzysz5 h, 17 m ago

How big items may I print with it? Would it print 50mm x 50mm x 50mm?

Same question, wife said she wanted to print 10inches x 4inches, preferably in black

Hey All Just want to Clear up a Few things about these 3d Printers, I wouldn't suggest buying this machine if you have never touched one before, I would only recommend if you want to tinker with it, Their is quite a few 3d Printers that are Much More reliable then these and are almost Perfect for the Beginner

You Have the Wanhao Duplicator i3 £295.95 - Amazon

amazon.co.uk/Wan…+i3

This Printer has much Better quality parts and wont give you the hassle of this machine,


The Main Machine I recommend if your a total beginner and want a plug in and play experience?

The Flashforge Finder - £399.00 - Amazon
amazon.co.uk/Fla…der

I personally Own 5 of these machines, These are the best printer ever for Plug in and play experience,
With this it has Level assist to help you level the bed what takes 2 minutes to do,

Also you have a lot of support and great software to use, it is literally a plugin and play experience.


Hopefully This helps some of you guys, People Don't realize the options out there and allows a easier experience for a beginner , As i Know myself i started out on the Chinese 3d Printers The CTC ones and over time it was all just hassle and issues with these i never had any.

Have a lovely day!
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Does anyone have one of these?
Or do they know if it's any good?
Thanks in advance 😊

I've heard these are great printers, just be prepared to use it initially to print some upgrade parts and then the print quality can be very good for the money (at it's usual price of £150-200!).

Don't forget to buy filament and probably a dehumidifier to get the humidity at the correct level.

And don't forget to account for VAT and other import costs (~£30-40 total).

you cant even buy the parts for this price ok its not very good printer (acrylic body) but again all for £92+£30=£122!
original e3d V6 hotend only cost £50+ HOT!
Edited by: "ikomu" 18th Oct

HOT, but i am never going to buy one, they seem so complicated for us oldies.

allowed1 m ago

HOT, but i am never going to buy one, they seem so complicated for us …HOT, but i am never going to buy one, they seem so complicated for us oldies.


It's still for early adopters and haven't hit mainstream yet. Sooner or later HP or someone will come out with a model for everyone who just wants to use it and isn't interested in tinkering.

allowed1 m ago

HOT, but i am never going to buy one, they seem so complicated for us …HOT, but i am never going to buy one, they seem so complicated for us oldies.


they are for sure not very easy to deal with tbh...

ref the picture, what i I want some thing that is not red, or red related?

EndlessWaves22 m ago

And don't forget to account for VAT and other import costs (~£30-40 total).


And why is that?

ikomu21 m ago

you cant even buy the parts for this price ok its not very good …you cant even buy the parts for this price ok its not very good printer (acrylic body) but again all for £92+£30=£122! original e3d V6 hotend only cost £50+ HOT!


Is shipping not free?

anyone have one? This could be the right price for me now to take the plunge

I don’t trust gearbest, dealt with them before and they’re terrible if you want to return a product or haven’t received.

I had one of these and it was a complete pain in the *rse to get it to work. Couldnt get the tray to stay level, couldnt get the filament to stick to the tray. Ended up selling it on eBay a couple of weeks later.

If you look at the top its available from "UK-3" for £119.20 with free shipping, code doesn't work but cheaper than ordering from China and having to pay the extra VAT fees etc.

nathanlt897 m ago

If you look at the top its available from "UK-3" for £119.20 with free …If you look at the top its available from "UK-3" for £119.20 with free shipping, code doesn't work but cheaper than ordering from China and having to pay the extra VAT fees etc.



Once you add it is saying £8.51 for shipping,even when shipping in the box is 0.00.

Grand Total £127.71 for me anyway.
Edited by: "m600" 18th Oct

I received mine a few days ago, ordered when it was at £115. Used their standard free delivery and didn't get hit with any additional VAT. It is still in the box so can't comment on quality. It's worth checking the other threads for advise, I also ordered replacement mosfet power supplies.

m60010 m ago

Once you add it is saying £8.51 for shipping,even when shipping in the …Once you add it is saying £8.51 for shipping,even when shipping in the box is 0.00. Grand Total £127.71 for me anyway.


If you click on another shipping and back onto free, it'll reset it to 0. If you set it to dollars and pay with a no markup card like Monzo, it works out to £117

Gentatsu3 m ago

If you click on another shipping and back onto free, it'll reset it to 0. …If you click on another shipping and back onto free, it'll reset it to 0. If you set it to dollars and pay with a no markup card like Monzo, it works out to £117



Ok thanks will look.

How big items may I print with it? Would it print 50mm x 50mm x 50mm?

I bought one at the last price deal - still hasn’t arrived - unsure if I’d trust them again since apparently it’s been in customs here in the UK for 3 weeks!

I used to think these were utterly pointless, because all anyone did with them was print stupid 3D models of Yoda.
But now I can think of one product that would be far cheaper made with one of these, and it would be handy for making suspension parts for a robot.

tbh I'd rather find someone with one, and maybe bung them a few quid just to make the bits I need.
I know there are bureau services for that now, but they are still a bit pricey for a few bits of custom plastic.

Hot for the price . Is there an autolevelling sensor for it ?

horsey44 m ago

I used to think these were utterly pointless, because all anyone did with …I used to think these were utterly pointless, because all anyone did with them was print stupid 3D models of Yoda.But now I can think of one product that would be far cheaper made with one of these, and it would be handy for making suspension parts for a robot.tbh I'd rather find someone with one, and maybe bung them a few quid just to make the bits I need.I know there are bureau services for that now, but they are still a bit pricey for a few bits of custom plastic.


What product pray tell?

When I can afford one I'll be using it to make custom pieces for projects, a custom folding arcade, charging table, echo dot ceiling mounting system & a couple of other bits would be easier & greatly improved if I could make some custom additions.

Just cancelled an order of a cr10 3d printer from Gearbest. Website gave the impression you would have the item in 2-3 days as it was coming from their UK-3 warehouse. After hearing nothing after 3 days I contacted them and the item is in China and you will have taxes and duty to pay! All items are in China!

jasoncopsey1 h, 45 m ago

I bought one at the last price deal - still hasn’t arrived - unsure if I’d …I bought one at the last price deal - still hasn’t arrived - unsure if I’d trust them again since apparently it’s been in customs here in the UK for 3 weeks!

Contact them then I did when mine went missing they sent a new one out on 72hour yodel and got it this morning

Agnes1237 h, 18 m ago

Does anyone have one of these?Or do they know if it's any good?Thanks in …Does anyone have one of these?Or do they know if it's any good?Thanks in advance 😊


I bought one last year, paid £130 including delivery, no tax. The printer is basic, but good enough - spending more only really gets you usability improvements, not performance (to a first approximation). Yes, there are a handful of things you should print to tweak the printer, and a mosfet for the heated bed is important if you even want to think of leaving it unattended.

3D printing is still 'early adopter' really, if you're not happy wiring in a mosfet, this isn't for you - you need to be spending £1000 on a prusa mk3 (or equivalent), and you may struggle with the modelling.

I spent £150 (with filament) on the basis that it would be a good learning experience. Another £20 in parts maybe, and 4 spools of filament later, I'm not even slightly tempted to upgrade to something else.

Read this if you get one, be sure to replace the PSU or atleast the connectors and install a MOSFET:

reddit.com/r/3…or/

It’s not for total noobs to tinkering / electronics / building. I have had one for 8 months, and always been impressed with quality. It’s a good kit, but it’s as a lot so just a box of bits and a silent Video to construct. There’s a TON to learn with 3D printing in general. It’s not like your home paper printer where you press print and ink appears on a page! PSU can be iffy, but mine is fine so far, also MOSFETs seem to be a Silver bullet for bad wiring! Ensure you Have wires put into terminal correctly (and make regular checks) and you should be fine.
Edited by: "maui" 18th Oct

izzysz5 h, 17 m ago

How big items may I print with it? Would it print 50mm x 50mm x 50mm?

Same question, wife said she wanted to print 10inches x 4inches, preferably in black

skedone1 h, 19 m ago

Contact them then I did when mine went missing they sent a new one out on …Contact them then I did when mine went missing they sent a new one out on 72hour yodel and got it this morning


I wouldn't bother, 90% of the time they do not have stock, so you'll be waiting 3 weeks before cancelling.
If they made their website actually show stock levels, they'd be out of business.

I just got one last week for £110 as I thought it was a deal!

I've had one of these for about a year now, it's fantastic if you know what you're doing.
I'm glad I bought this as I learn't a lot from the building process.

Well I definitely didn't need a 3D printer. Thanks again HUKD.

Hey All Just want to Clear up a Few things about these 3d Printers, I wouldn't suggest buying this machine if you have never touched one before, I would only recommend if you want to tinker with it, Their is quite a few 3d Printers that are Much More reliable then these and are almost Perfect for the Beginner

You Have the Wanhao Duplicator i3 £295.95 - Amazon

amazon.co.uk/Wan…+i3

This Printer has much Better quality parts and wont give you the hassle of this machine,


The Main Machine I recommend if your a total beginner and want a plug in and play experience?

The Flashforge Finder - £399.00 - Amazon
amazon.co.uk/Fla…der

I personally Own 5 of these machines, These are the best printer ever for Plug in and play experience,
With this it has Level assist to help you level the bed what takes 2 minutes to do,

Also you have a lot of support and great software to use, it is literally a plugin and play experience.


Hopefully This helps some of you guys, People Don't realize the options out there and allows a easier experience for a beginner , As i Know myself i started out on the Chinese 3d Printers The CTC ones and over time it was all just hassle and issues with these i never had any.

Have a lovely day!

ikomu12 h, 12 m ago

you cant even buy the parts for this price ok its not very good …you cant even buy the parts for this price ok its not very good printer (acrylic body) but again all for £92+£30=£122! original e3d V6 hotend only cost £50+ HOT!



Dies this printer have E3D v6? No info on gearbest, and judging by the pictures, it doesn't.

This site is going to drive me bankrupt. Bought. I'll justify it later somehow

FoxForce58 h, 24 m ago

What product pray tell?When I can afford one I'll be using it to make …What product pray tell?When I can afford one I'll be using it to make custom pieces for projects, a custom folding arcade, charging table, echo dot ceiling mounting system & a couple of other bits would be easier & greatly improved if I could make some custom additions.



it's this thing, a vero wiring comb

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it's about 2 inches long, made of nylon and it's around 25p to buy (!!!)

I could do with around 200 made to wire up a few prototype boards - an ideal thing for a 3D printer to churn out, it doesn't even have to be particularly precise.

Can I ask what’s the point on one? Not being cheeky it’s a honest question. I’ve always found 3D printers fascinating but not sure what I’d be able to do with it. Could anyone direct me to blueprints so I could have a look?
Either way it’s getting some heat

Don't forget that the plastics release fumes when melted! Mine gives me headaches so have it vented to the outside. A pain to get working but great fun when they do :-)
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