I’ve been continually putting off assembling this Genius printer because I’ve assembled 3D printers in the past and what a nightmare they can be unless you have a workshop with plenty of space.
At last, this morning I dug up the courage to open the box and checked out the manual. I was stunned – virtually no assembly required. Right now (July 9, 2021) it is most likely on sale at the “Banggood Deposit Sale“.
Think I’m kidding about assembly? I opened the box and put all the parts on the floor – it turns out that most of the parts are SPARES. I carefully lifted up the main pre-assembled gantry and positioned on the pre-assembled base. Perfect fit.
I noted 5 large bolts in a pack – one’s a spare so only 4 bolts to insert in order to fix the gantry to the base – and of course, ALLEN keys are provided.
The manual said (on page 4) M4 x 45 (5 pcs) and on page 5 M5x40 (4pcs) but other than that, everything looked pretty straight-forward.
4 connectors required connecting from the base to the gantry – and within 15 minutes of opening the box I had all of that done and the almost ready printer sitting on my one remaining worktop.
I fastened on the spool holder and connected the lead to the “filament runout sensor”.
And that, ladies and gentlemen is where I am now. I bought a large reel of red filament for a previous printer some time ago but the centre hole size is WAY too big for the spool holder supplied with the Genius.
Meanwhile I am truly amazed at the ease of putting together and this is the first time I’ve seen absolutely every tool needed along with lots of spare parts and a decent manual (I’ve not even check online – I’m sure the Banggood site will point to much more information).
There was a note in the manual to tighten up anything that was loose – in my case, nothing was.
Next: Off to Amazon I guess for a reel I can use and then I’ll come back with more. The manual mentions several “slicers” and gives details of one package “Repetier Host”. After 18 easy pages, the manual changes languages – several European languages are included.