Best 3D Printer Under 200$ - Tevo Tarantula Full Review

Best 3D Printer Under 200$ - Tevo Tarantula Full Review



Tevo Tarantula: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ZjURbii

It arrived very well packaged with thick protective foam, even the box was unscratched! The building process was enjoyable and is something I highly recommend to anyone as it is a great way to learn more about electronics!

It's not perfect, it does need a couple of minor modifications. All of which is described in the video. You need a cooling nozzle, spool holder and a reinforced Z-motor mount. Obviously the settings inside your slicer impacts the result as well.

I was happy when I realised the bed could reach high enough temperature in order to print ABS filament. This was great news, as my Anet A8 is not capable of reaching higher than 70°C and ABS requires at least 95°C.

In conclusion the printer is amazing! Not only is the bed remarkable, but it's way more quiet than my other 3D printers. The quality of the prints was absolutely stunning as well. Because of the bowden extruder it might have a hard time printing with flexible filament, but you will be able to print at very high speeds without compromising quality.

Vase: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:35246
Moai: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:908062
Boat: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:763622
Mount: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1457449
Spool holder: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2145048
Cooling nozzle: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1850163
Fan: http://www.gearbest.com/3d-printer-parts/pp_540285.html?wid=21&lkid=10394192


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34 Responses to "Best 3D Printer Under 200$ - Tevo Tarantula Full Review"

  1. what do you think about 2 2,8 bed ?

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  2. which one should i get, i click on the link and its alot of options to choose. what should i choose??

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  3. Master of code 1018 March 2017 at 10:07

    I've liked my tarantula for the most part but for the life of me I couldn't find get the extruder to print pla without clogging, I just bought an e3d lite6 instead.

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  4. Thanks i been torn for over a month about what to order was not sure if i wanted the anet a8 or the bigger and more expansive cr-10 but this tarantula with low sound and high speed seems like a bether buy

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  5. I checked this printer today and it costs 240 dollars xd... Yesterday it was 200???? wtf

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  6. Very nice presentation. Good job.

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  7. I'm glad I found this review! I had already purchased the Anet A8 from Gearbest, and after waiting 2+ weeks they decided to cancel and refund my order saying my credit card used was an unverified purchase. Then told me if I wanted to continue with my order then I would need to send money via Western Union. That seemed too fishy to me as my purchase would not be protected as it would have been through my credit card company. So I decided not to continue on with the order.

    I think it's great you had some experience with the Anet as well and did a comparison between the two as I didn't know the heated bed wasn't enough to do abs even though it is in the description. Was there a coupon code you used or something for this to get it at $198? because the price is now $239.

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  8. wait, in the video, the anet A8 was printing onto a heated bed with masking tape wasnt it. heated bed and masking tape doesnt help the print stick

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  9. Which one do i buy there is more than one option on the website you listed. Is this the Standard Printer or is it one of the other 8 listed on that site?

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  10. Great review. I currently own an Tarantula and will receive Anet A8 soon. You say that bownden extruder has less inertia than direct extruder , so it allow faster pint. You are right, but bowden extruder also introduce ringing or salmon effect, while direct extruder seems better on that. That 's why I hope to will get better print with A8 (like Prusa) than with Tarantula.

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  11. George Chatzisavvidis8 March 2017 at 10:07

    Hello
    This is bullshit.
    My A8 prints better in 100s speed than this .

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  12. did you print the upgrades on the tarantula,? or i guess im asking this most people dont have a second printer if i buy the tarantula will it be able to print the upgrades well enough to work on the tarantula your upgrading?

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  13. Hi RCLifeOn!! Cool video you've made!!!On Ali express there is another 3D printer called Flyingbear DIY 3d Printer , have you seen this 3D printer? If so what are your thoughts on it? Is it worth for its price tag , i've had experience printing Objects using 3D printer but i am planning to get one for educational & DIY uses and have not a lot of knowledge on choosing a well priced and decent quality 3D printer. I may need help on this area, any advice?Thank you!!

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  14. linear ball bearings could be louder if not used well, but aluminum profiles can achieve so much precision, I think. the rest of the parts, amazing. I mean the fans, yes

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  15. i have bought it im sooo exited!!

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  16. steally wheely Zez8 March 2017 at 10:07

    fact: you can 3Dprint a 3Dprinter with a 3D printer but only smaller

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  17. excellent video very well done.

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  18. buys a 3d printer and then prints stuff for it to work better lol

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  19. Alex Villalobos8 March 2017 at 10:07

    Should I get this 3D printer don't know anything on how to use them but is this one like the best right now or is there better wouldn't mind wasting 300 if there's a way better one by the way

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  20. ProSolaceGaming8 March 2017 at 10:07

    Hi there, great video by the way, but could you do a tutorial on where to connect the wires for the additional 2 fans you attached? Thanks!

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  21. Is this machine precise enough to print ''gaming miniatures'' for Dungeons and Dragons for example?

    And what would be the cost for one?

    If the price is higher than 3-4$ its not worth it... yet...

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  22. Thank help amazing your youtube
    I am from PAKISTAN and you USA?

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  23. the string filament is to be bought or u get it in the box? if yes then where is it available?.

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  24. Tanishq Jaiswal8 March 2017 at 10:07

    You sound like GreatScott!

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  25. Excellent production quality on: script, voice quality, audio and lighting. The instructions were made clear and the setup environment is conducive. The overall work is helpful.

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  26. WOW, for that price this thing is amazing!

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  27. 3d printing meathead8 March 2017 at 10:07

    That is not an e3d bowden extruder. That is not even an e3d bowden style extruder.

    Just saying.

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  28. monoprice is nice too smaller printing base but its also $200 and its preassembled https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15365

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  29. Be careful with that. Don't kill yourself on it!

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  30. So no auto-leveling function in your standard printer? I would not consider a printer if it did not have auto-leveling, including some other things.

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  31. Nguyen Tuan Nguyen8 March 2017 at 10:07

    Hahah Dude you remind me of David Windestal (RCexplorer) for some reason :D (compliment, as im sure you know him and he's awesome :D )

    Anyways, great video, I just recently got an Anet A8 myself after seeing your video, also thanks to your video, I've been inspired to make my own dremel tool, Your channel is very motivating, inspirational and affecting me in a very positive way, I hope this is somewhat meaningful for you :) I know it would be for me :) keep up the great work!

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  32. well done video

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  33. Hi everyone, I hope you are doing great! If you consider buying this printer there's numerous different versions you can choose from. In the review I use the "Standard Printer" for 198$. Find it here: http://bit.ly/2mSmAv5

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