New to the boards. I’m getting ready to get into 3D printing for the first time. I have done a bunch of research which has lead me here. Due to a limited budget in going to be getting a refurbished or used unit. I have an opportunity to get either a Taz 3 with PEI bed and extruder fan upgrades or stock Lulzbot mini for basically the same price. I’m really hung up on what to do.
I am a guy with 2 jobs, a wife, and a 4 year old. I can tinker with the best of them but time is valuable so that’s part of a lean towards the mini. It’s automated cleaning, leveling, and general less finicky nature is appealing. On the other end I may eventually want to print large props and cosplay pieces so the larger print bed is very appealing with the 3 as well as the ability to do upgrades like duel extruding.
I’m stumped and would appreciate any owners of either comments or just general advice on pros cons and what you might do. Thanks for any advice!