I learned just this morning about the FT-5 R2 — it fixes almost all my complaints that caused me not to order an FT-5 when I bought my (piece of junk) tronxy x5s.

I would still want to make some changes (I’m a big proponent of single-start T8*2 Z screws, for instance, and I would almost certainly replace the bed with cast aluminum) but overall it looks much, much better than the original. I’ve already purchased the upgrades for the tronxy (I’m re-using frame, some steppers, and the bed supports, and replacing almost everything else) but otherwise I’d be tempted.

(Original post at Pluspora)