I have been extremely frustrated with my Sidewinder X1 I purchased early December. I have been forced to swap many parts (board, rollers, internal wiring, the entire extruder, stepper, on and on.) it is finally making prints that are reasonable and it is mostly reliable. I have been comparing it to a Prusa. This has not been favourable, it is absolutely reliable and consistent.
I might be being unreasonable with what I expect. I am going to upload some prints from the two of them and see what you all think. Thee model is the undead pharaoh bust by artistwings (Undead Pharao bust by Artistwings - Thingiverse) It is scaled up.
Both are printed in 0.2 layers at 60mm/s max speed 200mm/s so fast prints.
Same brand filament, gold and black. Clearly one is better than the other, and both where sitting in my living room for a week so they have surface dust… please excuse that. What do you all think are they close enough?
Photos are straight from the camera (I had to downsize them) and prints are not cleaned they came off the printer like this. The dust is all natural! LOL.