12 3D printed tools you need for your workshop

12 3D printed tools you need for your workshop

3D printing can be incredibly useful! In this video I take you through some amazing workshop tools provided by the community for you to 3D print for free. The next time your non-3D printing maker buddies tease your 3Dbenchy collection, break out some of these gems.

Please share your favourite 3D printable tools in the comments below!

0:00 Introduction
V-roller bearing extractor: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/bearing-extractor
Bearing extractor video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ef16uEKK5M

1:09 Centre finding tools
Centre finder (straight): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:672343
Centre finder (circular): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3283699
Centre finder (drilling): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3366257

4:27 Measurement tools:
Metric screw measuring device: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4635654
Fillet gauge: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1184315
Angle measuring tool: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2143936
Lockable contour gauge: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4727114

9:22 Sanding and painting:
Mini sanding block: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4633924
Paint cones: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1213402

11:32 Striking and cutting:
Thwack: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:34404
Thwack V3 easier print remix: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1726316
Tube cutter: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2847603

13:48 Clamping:
Mini machine vise: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2021007
Nano vise: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2066644
Kant twist clamp: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2833822
Kant twist assembly video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HK3FoZJUqs

16:06 The next level!:
Hand held drill press: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3585407
Dremel drill press: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:754248
Transformable Dremel table saw / disc sander / shaper: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2365532

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  1. Diamond Sky on February 14, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    My boss got me into this and is selling me my first printer tom. I do gotta say from the countless sites I’ve visited these last couple weeks the printing community really is extremely helpful and giving. I look forward to getting in this hobby

  2. rj simkovich on February 14, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    What kind of gray filament did you use for the tools in this video?

  3. AlmightyYapper on February 14, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    What kind of filament was used for these tools? I just bought a printer and some pla to go with it. I understand that pla isn’t the strongest material, however, I didn’t know if it would suffice for these tools or if I need to consider ordering some other kind of filament.

  4. Rixtronix LAB on February 14, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Nice video clip, keep it up, thank you for sharing it 🙂

  5. snower13 on February 14, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    What grease is recommeneded?

  6. Bernhard Weiger on February 14, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Great Job. I’m a beginner in case of 3D printing. So this examples are great. I look forward to see more of this stuff.

  7. Esciven Cain on February 14, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Rookie question but what is that dual spooler printer on your left

  8. Robert Peters on February 14, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    That vise is useless for jewelry makers. it doesn’t have enough strength, and can’t be mounted to the bench. It’s a 2 or 3 use tool.

  9. Aksel William Danenbarger on February 14, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Please make all 3D-PRINTER FUEL filament RECYCLABLE ♻️ AS Standard. To take care of the FURTHER, or YOUSE LESS Plastic.

  10. Darcy Barnes on February 14, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Chopped em

  11. Doug Steel on February 14, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    You can find the centre of a circle with anything big enough with a right angle like a piece of paper, putting the right angle on the interior circumference, the crossing points of the circle and adjacent sides of the paper mark a diameter

  12. Ivan Joel Alaniz on February 14, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    I doubted them seeing plastic tools in the thumbnail but the video surprised me. Now I’m looking forward to printing these. Thanks for sharing!

  13. ScatManAust on February 14, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Tube cutter gets my interest

  14. Jason Johns on February 14, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Really enjoyed this video. Thanks!

  15. Ryan Stanney on February 14, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Mad chopped shirt tho

  16. Sundogzadventures on February 14, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Very good presentation – you did your homework and showed us some practical toolage that can be custom made for our purposes. I will be printing some of these soon. Thanks!!

  17. lori szekely on February 14, 2022 at 10:45 pm


  18. Blondie SL on February 14, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Every tool in this video is useful!

    I’ll be searching for the ones I can use right now.

    Last week I could have used that centering tool for the 3" white pipe! That is exactly what I was doing, but by eye.

  19. joseph lang on February 14, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I would like to print it

  20. MyGardenJournal on February 14, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Hey man, love the videos but I have a question. So many models require various sizes and lengths of M style bolts. I dont like anywhere near a hardware store and ordering bolt by bolt to be shipped is expensive. Where can I find a kit that has a variety of bolts that I can keep around? Thanks.

  21. I DEMAND DONUTS on February 14, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Okay that clamp could be of use to me for when I replace phone screens

  22. Patrick M on February 14, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    I’m just getting into printing. I’m waiting for my first printer to arrive in a few days. I’m blown away with just how much useful things can be printed. Saves so much money over the long haul being able to make these little tools at home that at the box stores can cost a fair amount of money over time.

  23. Josiah Aguero on February 14, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    420th comment XD

  24. Thornley MarshallDesigns on February 14, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Loved the video and definitely a lot of tools I’ll be looking to 3D print as I do a lot of DIY. I noticed from your list the “Kant twist clamp” link doesn’t work. Could you check this and let me know what the link for it is please. Thanks in advance

  25. Miguel de Vela on February 14, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    How did you print that "hammer" ?

  26. David Giovannini on February 14, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Why not filament change for lettering? Slicers have that functionality. And result is cleaner-not-always-black lettering.

  27. J on February 14, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    no bullcrap, plenty of actual useful things, thumbs up man 👍

  28. Bryan Ransom on February 14, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Watching this as I’m printing parts for my printer.

  29. The Incompetent Duo - TID on February 14, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  30. Joe Faraone on February 14, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you Michael! I just assembled my printer today. Watching this several months ago, I couldn’t get over the ease with which such useful tools could be printed for use in my shop! I couldn’t get your video out of my head, so I pulled the trigger and bought my first printer. Thank you! (I think!)

  31. printednest on February 14, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    We need metal filament for that hammer 🙂

  32. HunterValleyDan on February 14, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Great video Michael! I’m definitely going to print quite a few of the tools on this list. Thank you for putting the time and effort into your videos.

  33. Vladimir Nevtonenko on February 14, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    I need help. My printer stsrt to print parts two times shorter. Width and length are good, but height two times smaller. Do you know what the problem is?

  34. Gary Martin on February 14, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    great video where can i find these tools?

  35. S.S RADON on February 14, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    any novelty measurement tool maybe besides the square is usually unneccessary since calipers are just so good they’ll get the job done before you find the damn tool.

  36. Glassytalker on February 14, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    nice shirt car mighty mods

  37. Russell White on February 14, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Any "maker" that thinks 3d printers are just for making novelty items is not a true maker and has zero imagination.

  38. Molon Labe on February 14, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    That roundstock center finder is going to come in so handy for ECM barrels..

  39. Marcelo ps on February 14, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    I was searching for a good xy stage without sucess.

  40. Slightly Twisted Balloons on February 14, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Printers don’t get enough love for their ability to make custom jigs for other tools. A task that could take a ton of tedious measurement could take 3 hours of printing for a effortless and repeatable jig.

  41. Mostcom on February 14, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Came here on 10/22/2021 after seeing a shout out from Naomi ‘SexyCyborg’ Wu and seeing you wearing a Mighty Car Mods chopped tee shirt. I am very impressed with your style knowledge and personality. Your students are truly blessed.

  42. gudrune on February 14, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Nice list

  43. Ken's Retirement at Maple Leaf Forge on February 14, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Great list. My printer hotend is broken and a new DD is on order so I am just dreaming of getting it back up and running while I watch videos of cool items to print… Thanks for the chat…

  44. Emin on February 14, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    3:30 I would make it a single piece. When lowering it onto a pipe, the platform move into place without the possibility of small reading mistakes.

  45. Simon's Stuff on February 14, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Is Wood stronger that PLA?
    im talking about natural wood, found in the forest.

  46. Steve Riley on February 14, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Some Great ideas, Thanks

  47. Wyatt Peterson on February 14, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    We get it, you don’t actually use any of these tools

  48. MRP on February 14, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    3D printing bug bugs me more then any of bug ever bugged. And i can’t resists 3D printing bugging bug anymore.
    Printing BEGINS !

  49. Brandon on February 14, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    I love these kind of videos. I think I’ll print that tubing cutter tonight. Thanks for the video

  50. Peanut Butter on February 14, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    3d printing is stupid. I man make that with my teeth