6 More printable tools worth adding to your workbench

6 More printable tools worth adding to your workbench.

Small items organizer by cruzher, published Jul 10, 2016

As the owner of a 3d printer, anytime I can print something instead of buying something makes me happy. So one thing I keep an eye out for are tools or other things I can add to my workbench that does more than just cover it with useless figures and nicknacks. Well, I have found a few more that I thought I’d share with you 6 more printable tools.

printable tools – Desktop tool holder

Desktop tool holder by uwacn, published Aug 17, 2016

My workbench is a mess 90% of the time. Partly because it is also my workbench but mostly because I never pit tools that I use a lot away like I should. My shop teachers always hated it. My father the mechanic really hated it. but no matter how many times they tried to get me to put stuff away I always managed to get a tool thrown at me because it was in the wrong place. The upside is dodgeball was a breeze. I printed a couple of these though and I can almost see my desk again. I have 4 of these on my desk now but all the tools I use pretty often are sort of out of the way.

printable tools – Drill bit sharpener

Drill bit sharpener by mgx, published Sep 20, 2015

This one is pretty self-explanatory. I needed to sharpen some drill bits and I remembered seeing this. It worked perfectly. You do need to know how to sharpen drill bits and know not to overheat the tip but this is a quick problem solver if you have a Dremel.

printable tools- Soldering Fingers

Soldering Fingers by mistertech, published Aug 19, 2016

I like the one I posted before and it is still on my desk but this one is faster to print and gives you a little more room to work with. I have only used it a couple times but it did come in handy working on some wiring in my car. I’m not a fan of crimp connectors, anytime I have room to work I would rather solder. A helping hands isn’t something you can easily setup in an engine bay. This and a little blu-tack and you are off and soldering. I used this just a week ago to install my new headlights and relays. She’s a work in progress but coming along nicely.

My 85 Golf GTI

printable tools – Customizable Vacuum Tool

Customizable Vacuum Tool by Zivbot, published May 18, 2016

This is a shop vac’s best friend. I have printed about 6 different heads now. This isn’t something that would go on a workbench but I have 3 nozzles I use for cleaning things like my keyboard. PC Tower and printer area. Oh, quick tip. Clean your tower. Right now. That thing is dirty as hell and a fire hazard. If you aren’t cleaning it out every 6 months or so cracking that thing open is going to be gross. You will thank me later.

printable tools – Press Brake

Press Brake by Simonarri, published Jun 27, 2015

This has become my new favorite desk tool. I’m building another DIY 3d printer and I’m playing around with this to bed small pieces of aluminum I got from home depot to hide the electronics and wires better. I’m pretty happy with it.

Check out my previous blog 7 Printable Tools worth adding to your Workbench for even more tools.

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  • Daniel F

    Very cool! More posts like this please! I need to 3d print all the tools!

  • Gareth

    Especially love the soldering fingers

  • Peter

    I agree! more posts like this please.

  • Chemy

    The thing I liked the most was the Drill bit sharpener, but because I was thinking in using it to be adaptable for knifes too, I think it’s great tool

  • Casey

    Thanks for taking time time to curate this collection of very usable prints. Bookmarked!


  • jvastine

    This is a very practical and useful post. It would be great to far more articles of this nature. Thanks!

  • Captain

    good article,,opens the mind. I liked that press brake, inspires a lot of ideas.

  • Richard Bynum

    Nice stuff! I like the Soldering Fingers. It’s not easy for me to solder because I’m paralyzed from my lower chest down and need a free hand to hold myself in place. Stuff like the Solder Fingers are a huge help for me. I love being able to make personal “one-off” tools to help me. They can be tailor-made just for my (anyone’s) situation. Thanks for sharing this!