Updated December 17, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best 3D Printers Under $300

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This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in December of 2018. With a 3D printer, you can make almost anything. Whether you want to create a toy figure, a phone mount, or gears and components for other devices, one of these machines will let you do it. All of the options on this list have been proven capable of producing detailed, low tolerance models, while being relatively simple for beginners to use, making them great entry level units. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best 3d printer under $300 on Amazon.

10. Monoprice Maker Select v2

9. JG Aurora A3S

8. Hictop 3DP-12

7. Anet E10

6. Geeetech A10

5. FlashForge Finder

4. Tronxy XY-2

3. Creality Ender 3

2. Perfect-Office i3

1. Qidi Technology X-one2

Editor's Notes

December 16, 2018:

Our goal was to find the best machines that were capable of printing detailed models with as little assembly and maintenance requirements as possible. Unfortunately, in this price range, there is often a trade off between these properties, so we did our best to balance that, while still including machines simple enough for beginners, but capable enough for those who need to be able to create components with very low tolerances.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on December 17, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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