TWO TREES® Sapphiro Pro
– Modular speed installation, about 30 minutes to complete the installation
– MKS open-source robin NANO motherboard, 3.5 inch touch screen
– Acrylic shell available as an option for enclosed and safe printing
– Power-off continuous function, break detection function, automatic leveling
The Sapphire Pro V2 FDM printer from Two Trees impresses with its chic look, linear bearings and XY core construction. The outstanding features of the Sapphire Pro are an extremely stable metal frame and the linear plain bearings used. According to the manufacturer, these bearings should allow for an exact print image. The Sapphire Pro is correspondingly heavy with its open, but very massive case and weighs a good 12 kilograms.
The manufacturer specifies the maximum installation space as 23.5 × 23.5 × 23.5 centimeters. We do not understand how these dimensions come about, since this is not possible in practice. The practically usable area is about 21.5 × 21.5 × 22 centimeters. This is sufficient for most projects, but it’s still annoying that the specifications are incorrect. The dimensions of the printer are just under 41 × 38 × 47 centimeters. However, there is also space upwards and to the side to allow enough room for cables, Bowden feed line and filament roll. This is noticeably more compact than, for example, the large-capacity Tronxy X5SA Pro printer with 58 × 65 × 66 centimeters.
The test leaves us with mixed feelings. On the one hand, there is the disappointingly poor documentation, missing parts and the not quite straight printing platform. On the other hand, the Sapphire Pro is an extremely stable and affordable printer with linear guides and decent basic equipment that convinces with a fast speed and reasonable print image.
All in all, we like the Sapphire Pro, but it is comparatively expensive. If you enjoy tinkering and tuning, you will get a solid and tidy basis with the device that can be optimized – but not a perfect printer from the factory.
The fact is that the kit is only suitable for ambitious users with an understanding of the subject matter. Beginners should better keep their hands off the Sapphire Pro. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time with the printer, but rather with the finished print products, you should rather reach for an alternative. In our opinion, the additional price compared to an inexpensive model is not justified in its original state.
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Specification: TWO TREES® Sapphiro Pro