We love the Snapmaker 3-in-1 here at Windows Central. When I first used it, I was blown away with how much fun each of the three separate tool heads was to use. You can choose between the 3D printing, laser etching, and CNC milling modules on a whim and create things you never thought you could.

If you have always wanted to make physical things but didn't know where to start, the Snapmaker is the right choice for you. It's a massive $160 off this Black Friday, so now is the perfect time to buy.

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Snapmaker three-in-one

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The Snapmaker is a compact, yet versatile, 3D printer, laser etcher, and CNC milling machine. It's perfect for starting your journey.

The 3D printing module has a small build plate, but it's great for those who are just starting, and the quality of the prints is surprisingly good for such a small machine. The laser etcher is also just right, so you can learn how to use one. It's easy-to-use software means you can start etching onto wood, plastic, and — with an added module — even glass quickly and easily. Even the CNC milling works amazingly well. It's great for small, intricate details, rather than huge wood carving projects, and rounds out the three modules perfectly.

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The Snapmaker has a permanent place in my workshop, and my son enjoys it almost as much as me. The process of coming up with an idea, designing it, and making it on the Snapmaker is a constant joy, as is the look on his face when the idea he had comes to life in the real world.

That's what the Snapmaker is best at; making the ephemeral a reality, and at $640, it's the perfect time to snap one up.

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