I’m ok with the Printrbot play being considered a well made toy. It’s called the play for a reason. What I hope is that people get it to try 3d printing for fun and find out it actually can become a useful tool or a great teaching tool.
Too many printer companies try to sell their printers as magic machines that do anything- print anything. Our Play is meant for kids and adults to get and have a little fun without breaking the bank. My opinion is : Nothing, and I mean nothing, in that price range is as well built. Not even close. It out prints everything even close in price and almost everything period. Those that the Play doesn’t beat, it equals for a fraction of the cost. You don’t have to believe me, read user reviews. Just consider print size and if you need abs prints- the play prints everything but… Abs is possible but will warp in larger prints w/o a heated bed.
Davinci misses the mark so completely I don’t even bother comparing them. That said, people make their own decisions and i encourage all 3d printing. I love this stuff and would help anyone with any printer if they are having trouble. I think most here in the community are the same. If you haven’t bought yet, there are lots of helpful people here with lots of different printers to ask. If you have already bought, chances are people are here to help.
I made the play.