Wanted to write a brief review of my experience with the new Sapphire Plus SP-5. Didn’t take too many photos or use the printer too much as I purchased it for a kit to build upon, but thats about all I can say about it. This is not a printer for a novice user. It will require trouble shooting and patience right from the start, especially in stock configuration. Here is a list of notes I took during the build.
PSU properly grounded
Fiddly phillips screws impossible to remove for z switch install + access panels (need small electronics bits+pliers+patience)
Be sure to put gantry on the right way (no logo anywhere so an easy mistake with such poor instructions)
Sent 2 wrong corner extrusions (all 4 corners are unique, I was sent 2 sets of the same extrusion. Was able to compensate using corner brackets)
New heated bed cable management and mount
No info on installing glass print bed (shit manual)
Some linear rails poorly cut (not remotely straight, but shouldn’t affect function)
Default language was English
Rails dirty, need cleaning + no included lubrication for them or threaded rods
Now includes a motor off feature that I believe was previously not available
y limit switch does not work and will require further investigation (switch was in the wrong place on the motherboard)
Belts not tensioned properly
Insane under extrusion (Not gonna bother trouble shooting as I planned on upgrading the hotend and extruder from the get go)
May add pictures at some point, but for now just wanted to share my experience.