Hey! I’m pretty excited about getting into 3d printing. Several years ago I started building a mendel max but never ended up finishing it. I’m now interested in it again but my needs are a bit different. I’m looking for a machine that is fairly easy to use with a minimal amount of setup/tweaking. I know any of the printers in my price range are going to take a bit of finesse to get the most out of, but I’m most interested in getting quality prints, not spending a bunch of time tweaking and refining the machine.
After a lot of research, I’m leaning toward the Taz 5 and the Makergear M2. Makergear has tons of solid reviews and there seems to be a lot of info out there (After searching youtube for both machines, the M2 seems to have a lot more videos). have struggled to find much info on people who are printing regularly with the TAZ (mainly just unboxing vids or first print vids which often have calibration issues).
I contacted Lulzbot and asked them how the two compare but basically just told my why the TAZ 5 was awesome, and didn’t really attempt to address how it differs from any other. I’ve read the marketing material before, but that is basically all they told me in reply. (I’m not expecting them to knock another product, but just talk about the differences)
So, that being said, does anyone have experience with these two printers? Aside from marketing claims, why buy a TAZ? Rather, why did you buy a TAZ and how have you liked it?