When doing reviews of 3d printers, something interesting happens. Some devices you grow to like more and more over time. But, conversely, some devices give excellent first impressions as less “lovable” over time.
The Fokoos ODEN 4 F3 provides a solid first impression, and I grew to like using it more and more over time. Part of the reason is that I never had a print fail due to an excellent extruder and a remarkable print surface. This includes prints that ran for 10 and 15 hours.
Here is the review and setup guide:
[video=youtube_share;yNhNHGP4nMs]Fokoos Odin 5 F3 Foldable 3d Printer Review and Setup - YouTube
PS. I also found that the company is making the right moves to indicate it understands customer support. For example, it has a company-supported and active Facebook group. It provides repair kits with typical consumables, hot ends with nozzles, filament out detectors, cables, v-slot wheels on Amazon at an excellent price. I am impressed.
My only criticisms of this printer are that I think the extrusions are a bit undersized, I wished they would work to get the printer included right in the standard Cura build, and it would be nice if it were a bit faster. However, quality prints are obtainable at Ender 3 speeds.