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The Monoprice Maker Select v2 3D printer has dropped to a new low at $169

The Monoprice Maker Select v2 3D Printer (opens in new tab) is down to $168.99 on Amazon. It has been selling for around $260 since October, and the lowest price it has dropped to on Amazon in the last year was $215. So you can see today's drop is a huge deal and one of the best prices ever for this 3D printer. It's cheap enough that you can get started in this fun hobby even if you don't have a lot of experience yet.

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Comes with a free PLA filament and a pre-loaded microSD card with possible build ideas. Has a heated build plate and is compatible with a lot of software. Print models up to 8 x 8 x 7. Works with several filament types including ABS and modified ABS.

The Maker Select comes with a heated build plate, a 2GB microSD card, and a sample PLA filament. The printer is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and works with a variety of software including Cure, Repeater, and Simplify 3D. With the 8x8 inch build plate and seven inches of vertical spacing, you can print any item that fits within those dimensions. Because of the heated build plate, the 3D printer works with slower cooling materials, which makes it compatible with PLA, PLA blends, ABS, modified ABS, and other materials. There's a lot of variety in this 3D printer and a lot of options for you to explore, making it great for beginners and people who aren't looking for specificity.

The microSD it comes with has a bunch of pre-loaded printable 3D models, but it does only have 2GB on it. If you need more space for more models, you can find microSD cards with 128GB of storage (opens in new tab) for less than $20.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.