Anet A8 vs Creality Ender 5

  • Great for beginners
  • Assembly is fairly easy
  • Instructions and parts sheet are on the provided micro SD card
  • Electronics worked perfectly except for bent guide rods
  • Thermistor went bad in heat bed
  • Great for beginners
  • Easy to assemble
  • Good quality control
  • Supports multiple filament types
  • Includes a spool holder

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Reliability

Anet A8
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ANET A8 Plus Assembly Guide, Setup, Review, Easy Upgrades (STLs Included). Is This Printer Worth It?
I'Ve done more and more prints and, while you're taking a look at some of this footage, we'll just talk a little bit about the pros and cons about this printer, and so this is the anet a8 plus, and so it's 300 by 300 by 400 tall build Volume and that's the same as the et5x or et5 or gt5 pro - they have different models in the inet lineup, but it's comparable in build volume to that particular model. Now the et5x i own and the capabilities of the printer seem very very similar.
PositivePositive
Embrace Making
5 months ago
youtube.com
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Creality Ender 5
Creality Ender-5 Pro Review
Based on the eight completed test prints made from object files processed and sliced in Creality Slicer and Cura, the Ender-5 Pro's overall print quality is above average for an under-$500 3D printer—even at the 200-micron resolution I used in testing—and slightly better than that of the Ender-3 V2. Prints were generally smooth, with no signs of ropiness or missed layers. I noticed no significant issues in our test prints
NeutralNeutral
Tony Hoffman
5 months ago
pcmag.com
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Ease Of Use

Anet A8
youtube
ANET A8 Plus Assembly Guide, Setup, Review, Easy Upgrades (STLs Included). Is This Printer Worth It?
I'Ve done more and more prints and, while you're taking a look at some of this footage, we'll just talk a little bit about the pros and cons about this printer, and so this is the anet a8 plus, and so it's 300 by 300 by 400 tall build Volume and that's the same as the et5x or et5 or gt5 pro - they have different models in the inet lineup, but it's comparable in build volume to that particular model. Now the et5x i own and the capabilities of the printer seem very very similar.
PositivePositive
Embrace Making
5 months ago
youtube.com
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Creality Ender 5
Incredible!
I don't have a lot of experience with 3D printers. I have done a lot of research and decided to purchase a larger non-branded printer that turned out to be terrible. I couldn't keep the bed level, the z-axis kept getting misaligned, and it just lacked the overall features and quality that I expected...
5/5
N8
4 years ago
amazon.com
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Price/value Ratio

Anet A8
Great printer, but understand what your getting.
I will start out and say that I am very pleased with this printer so far. It has been lots of fun and I have gotten great prints so far. Now for the reason it lost a star. The biggest reason is that the description states you get 1kg of filament and instead I got a .5kg roll. Even the cheapest stuff...
4/5
Machin Shin
5 years ago
amazon.com
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Creality Ender 5
Creality Ender-5 Pro Review
Based on the eight completed test prints made from object files processed and sliced in Creality Slicer and Cura, the Ender-5 Pro's overall print quality is above average for an under-$500 3D printer—even at the 200-micron resolution I used in testing—and slightly better than that of the Ender-3 V2. Prints were generally smooth, with no signs of ropiness or missed layers. I noticed no significant issues in our test prints
NeutralNeutral
Tony Hoffman
5 months ago
pcmag.com
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