I've had this printer for about a week now and I love it! After taking so long to get my Tornado to print just good, having the 6 SE print an almost perfect Benchy right out of the box is amazing! The self leveling is very quick and preheating takes hardly anytime as well. I actually did have a power interrupt on my second print and it did as advertised to start right where you left off, but I ended up stopping the print due to excessive build up where the nozzle rested at. It wasn't perfect but would be awesome for a multi-hour/day print. I have also not needed to add any adhesive to the build surface although I do clean it with 50/50 alcohol after a couple prints to make sure its clean. Don't forget about the tool drawer in the base, I did and was pleasantly surprised with the contents. Finally the 6 SE prints extremely quiet, besides some fan noise, sometimes I forget its printing not hearing the song of the axis motors! The touch screen is responsive and menu trees are minimal and easy to use. Definitely highly recommend this printer for anyone novice or experienced!
Had issues with the Ender 3 ver 2. After having to return three of those, I decided to try the CR-6 SE. Bought it at a discount from some guy who got it from Creality's Kickstarter campaign for this printer. I ended up paying $300. Which is a steal! Putting it together was a breeze. After assembly I updated the firmware and then auto leveled the bed. On the Ender 3 ver 2, I had mastered manually leveling the bed, but this new machine took that chore away. I now only auto level every once in a while. With the Ender 3 ver 2, I had to check the level almost every other print. That's not the only big difference. What I also like is how quiet the CR-6 SE is compared to the Ender 3 ver 2. I was pleasantly surprised how quiet this thing is when printing at 100. Cable management is really good on this printer also. I also like that they made the glass bed easily detachable from the aluminium heated plate. I hated using those clips on the Ender 3 ver 2. Another big diff between the Ender 3 ver 2 & this printer is the sd card slot. The Ender 3 ver 2 uses a micro sd card. Not a big deal, but it's easier just leaving a sd card adapter in the slot on the CR-6 SE and just using a micro sd card. So you will never wear out the sd card reader or the locking mechanism that keeps the card inserted.
My only dislikes about this printer are the filament holder, the enclosed extruder & not being able to easily turn the extruder with a dial. You can use the feed & retract settings, but it's nowhere near as fast as I could do it by hand. Plus you can't see if you're lining up the filament inside the extruder to the bowden tube. I haven't had a lot of difficulty loading filament. So it's not a huge problem. On the filament holder arm, I opted to use a top mount and 3d printed a roller that attaches to the top of the filament runout sensor. Which feeds the filament in without putting and tension on the metal slot going into the sensor. Which over time will wear out the brass ring. It would have been awesome if Creality included the top mounted filament holder. So you'd have both options. They didn't really provide you anything to help feed filament into the runout sensor. Which is another reason why I opted to mount it up top. I did have trouble printing the models that came on the SD card. That's only cause they were in a folder & not in the main directory of the card.
Overall, I've been extremely satisfied & happy with the CR-6 SE. Any complaints I have are minor. What really matters is does it work, is it easy to use and does it print well. On all 3 the answer is yes.
Good printer, love the bed leveling but I dislike the creality slicer (outdated cura) and it gives me an error code when trying to heat to 240c or above. Software is lacking refinement.
This is my second official 3D printer. I started with a New Matter 3d printer. It has a small bed and the prints are not always very good. Sticking to the bed was an issue and could not do prints very high due to shifting and stringing at the end. The CR6SE with bed leveling is really slick. The bed is fantastic. Sometimes the prints are already released after the bed cools. No scraping with a razor on this one. Also the precision of printing is wonderful. I’m glad to get this printer that has so many upgrades built-in to it. I wish the build volume was greater, but the satisfaction of seeing more successful prints is worth it.
I also wish the manual included more steps about connecting to the printer using CREALITY Slicer. I also would like to see more videos on using the printer versus the setup. I think a newcomer to 3D printing might have trouble understanding the slicing and putting SD card in printer. Also, would like to see time until completion in addition to time since started printing. Maybe its an option I haven’t found. I printed the Tower of Pi from Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:271769 ) and it was really cool to watch it build the numbers on the cup. The blue LED light was great to watch it. You can see the detail and some stringing, but it is still very impressive. Each number is about 5mm tall.
I look forward to a Facebook user group for CR6SE.
I decided to get into 3d printing so I purchased this printer. Received it today (8/13/20) and after assembling it noticing that the bed was loose tightening the bed nuts a little fixed it then Ioaded a file I created for a clip for my tonneau cover rod holder in my truck bed that keeps breaking I printed it and it came out perfect just like the original (see pictures attached black one is the original).
This printer is so easy to operate and the auto bed leveling is awesome, no complaints here. Can't wait to learn 3d printing on the awesome printer, thanks Creality for making such a great product.