28(ish) 3D Printed Tools That Are ACTUALLY Useful!

28(ish) 3D Printed Tools That Are ACTUALLY Useful!

Yes, there ARE 3D Printed tools that you can actually *use* – and some are even more functional than the store-bought ones!

After all… is there anything more frustrating than needing a very specific tool to finish a fix or a 3d printing project, only to discover that you can’t get it in time? Well stick around because in this video I’m going to share with you my top 28 ish 3D printed tools as well as tips for printing them, what they’re used for and why I love them so much. These are some of my MOST functional and useful 3D Prints EVER… and I know you’re going to love them, too!

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00:00 Introduction
01:22 Bench Dogs for Your Work Table: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4049738
02:27 Speed Square: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4656204
03:55 Screw Measurer: https://www.printables.com/model/32160-screw-measuring-tool-m2-m10-4-120mm
04:24 Improved Screw Measurer: https://www.printables.com/model/208880-rapid-metric-screw-measuring-tool-m2-m5-up-to-50mm
04:59 Fillet Gauge: https://www.printables.com/model/96736-fillet-gauge
05:40 Keychain Version: https://www.printables.com/model/276774-keychain-fillet-gauge
06:04 Makita Battery Holder: https://www.printables.com/model/58706-makita-18v-battery-wall-mount
06:31 Makita Charger holder: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4389947
Cable wrap holder: https://www.printables.com/model/303120-cable-cleat-cable-wrap
06:58 Makita Tool Holder: https://www.printables.com/model/25617-makita-wall-mounts-holders-for-battery-and-tools-1
My custom makita tool holder for Arrow Sheds: https://www.printables.com/model/297986-makita-tool-mount-for-arrow-shed-ceiling-rafters
08:17 3D Printed corner templates: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4752918
Router version: https://www.printables.com/model/10693
08:37 Prusament clamps: https://www.printables.com/model/758-petg-prusament-clamp
09:12 Remixed Prusament Clamps: https://www.printables.com/model/247358-photo-clamp
09:29 Pocket hole Jig: https://www.printables.com/model/96193-pocket-hole-jig
09:58 Metric Drill Hole Guide: https://www.printables.com/model/172601-drill-guide-metric-9045-degrees-and-corner
10:22 3D Printed Scraper Tool: https://www.printables.com/model/122894-hexscraper-printbed-scraper
11:13 Drill Bit sharpening tool: https://www.printables.com/model/133233-drillbit-sharpening-jig-for-dremel
12:16 Paying the bills – Thanks Obico!
13:30 Hand Shovel: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4778883
14:16 Hole Measuring Tool: https://www.printables.com/model/273985-hole-diameter-measuring-keychain
14:36 3D Printer Nozzle Wrench: https://www.printables.com/model/86951-nozzle-wrench/comments/248731#
15:25 Sanding Block holder: https://www.printables.com/model/122919-sanding-block-parametric
15:53 Drill Stopper: https://www.printables.com/model/68442-quick-setup-drill-depth-guide-no-tools-required
17:16 Bit Holder for Drill: https://www.printables.com/model/207637-makita-bit-holder-with-magnets
18:10 Glue Spreader: https://www.printables.com/model/86892-glue-spreader-parametric-freecad
18:42 Hose Adapters for Vacuums: https://www.printables.com/model/80937-makita-circular-saw-shop-vac-adapter
Drill Vacuum Adapter: https://www.printables.com/model/38861-parametric-drill-vacuum-adapter
19:23 3D Printed Deburring Tool: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1980648
20:31 Cable Soldering Jig: https://www.printables.com/model/132447-cable-soldering-jig
LED Strip Jig: https://www.printables.com/model/120098-led-stripe-soldering-tool
20:50 Lazy Susan with an Empty Spool!: https://www.printables.com/model/35367-spinning-table-lazy-susan
21:30 Spool Drill Winder: https://www.printables.com/model/116502-spool-drill-winder
21:50 Filament Welder: https://www.printables.com/model/291171-filament-welder-best-one

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  1. Kyle on February 23, 2023 at 6:01 am


  2. The Next Layer on February 23, 2023 at 6:02 am

    Thanks so much for watching! I LOVE hearing from you all, and I read every comment, so let me know what you think, or any ideas you have for future videos, in the comments below!

  3. Jason Jennings on February 23, 2023 at 6:04 am

    I have ABS dialed in (I have yet to try PETG). Can I print these in ABS instead?

  4. Aiman on February 23, 2023 at 6:04 am

    Couldve just used a masking tape on the drill bit at the line you want the drill to stop. But the rest could be useful πŸ‘

  5. Stephen Strange on February 23, 2023 at 6:07 am

    for the drill drill bit holder, if you have a resin printer try using the rubber resin and printing it. that should work a lot better for that kind of application.

  6. Robert Barber on February 23, 2023 at 6:08 am

    loved this video and would be very interested in all of the videos you mentioned that you could bring out in the future

  7. SgtShadow on February 23, 2023 at 6:10 am

    YES PLEASE for fasteners and bearings and press-fits needed for common prints.

    Received my 3d printer for Christmas, i am printing away and crash course learning and your channel is helping me immensely. thank you πŸ˜€

  8. Austin C on February 23, 2023 at 6:10 am

    Well technically you can print screws and bearings and the other hardware so it could be fully 3D printed

  9. Z'Zix on February 23, 2023 at 6:11 am

    but how do i get the spatula off the bed if i have no spatula in the 1st place? hmmmmm

  10. Adam Jensen on February 23, 2023 at 6:11 am

    I’d also like a video of what I should upgrade when on ender 3

  11. Prof. JermZ on February 23, 2023 at 6:12 am

    Oof, crypto bro.

    Just be a cryptids bro!

  12. Erik Warnes on February 23, 2023 at 6:16 am

    I just have to ask… Yes your 3D printed socket holder is lower profile than a standard nut driver handle, but…

    You do know that standard ratchet handles are even lower profile than that right? And that ratcheting box wrenches are even lower profile than *that*, right?

  13. chris carrozza on February 23, 2023 at 6:17 am

    I am just starting so the parts list of bearings and bolts would be excellent! thank you for this video

  14. Bryan Alvarado on February 23, 2023 at 6:17 am

    You never show the pocket holes πŸ˜… this guide doesn’t work without metal guide

  15. Mr me seas on February 23, 2023 at 6:17 am

    Dunno about that circular saw over my head haha

  16. Gerko Stuff on February 23, 2023 at 6:18 am

    Good video. And so many fun and cool things you can print… but then again nothing that justifies the purchase of a 3D printer and all that filament. Almost everything can also be obtained simply and cheaply in other ways or you can make it yourself without such a printer and almost always in more professional quality.

  17. Adam Jensen on February 23, 2023 at 6:18 am

    I’d be interested in the stuff that you need for 3D printing

  18. Stephen Gillie on February 23, 2023 at 6:19 am

    I made a stand for my cannabis vape pens. Because they’re supposed to be kept upright, but nearly impossible to balance. They slide into the stand and it just gives a broad base that makes them trivial to balance.

  19. Josh Null Entry on February 23, 2023 at 6:20 am

    this is a bunch of great ideas, thank you!

  20. KiriDox on February 23, 2023 at 6:20 am

    I preordered the p1p Bambu and it is shipped! Me and my friend bought 1 each to learn 3D printing together. it is tons of fun and cool to finally have bought one!
    We are both Starters to this and we have done a lot of training and watching youtube guides πŸ˜€

  21. Hayley Feltham on February 23, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Would love to see the list of tools for 3D printers

  22. Tony on February 23, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Tools and accessories list would be good

  23. Raz Or el on February 23, 2023 at 6:27 am

    Make a video about things from AliExpress

  24. Deborah Simpson on February 23, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Yes to every idea you mentioned. Stiumbled on your channel and appreciate your work, Great video

  25. Terry Genereaux on February 23, 2023 at 6:32 am

    A 3D tool video would be great..

  26. Degenskonto on February 23, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Been watching a bunch of videos trying to justify my growing urge to buy a 3d printer…. Shop vac hose adapters almost pushed me over the edge

  27. Mirella Mock on February 23, 2023 at 6:33 am

    I just orderd my first 3d printer and binge watching your videos. Can’t wait to start, but have to because the printer has not arrived yet. Thank you for your helpfull videos, I’m learning a lot!

  28. Jonah Klein on February 23, 2023 at 6:37 am

    I also live in israel and I would love to meet you anywhere

  29. Robert Speer on February 23, 2023 at 6:38 am

    I would to get more 3d printing.

  30. Keanu Ken on February 23, 2023 at 6:39 am

    Praise be the GridFinity

  31. The Bearded IT Guy on February 23, 2023 at 6:41 am

    The filament welder you linked in the description appears to no longer exist at that link. Do you happen to know of an updated link or any way I might be able to get the files? I have many almost empty rolls that I would like to splice together but the first one I tried was never very reliable

  32. Andrew L on February 23, 2023 at 6:41 am

    Ps diamonds are not ideal for cutting steel or another ferrous metal as the carbon from diamond just leaches into the metal as opposed to cutting it.

  33. Shane L on February 23, 2023 at 6:42 am

    Awesome video! I particularly loved the dremel tool sharpener; that was pretty genius. Thanks for all of the ideas!

  34. TeaGamingPanda on February 23, 2023 at 6:43 am

    2:04 $30-$40 for some piece of plastic that you can easily get 200x as much with just $15+ πŸ˜‚ and time of course, that’s ALSO plastic!

    3D printing Heaven

  35. Antony Palmer on February 23, 2023 at 6:44 am

    Brilliant Video that gives me a list of things to print for my workshop.😁😁

  36. Mark Fleming on February 23, 2023 at 6:45 am

    They are called Sanding "Blocks"

  37. Richard Chamberlain on February 23, 2023 at 6:47 am

    Please do a video on all the 3D printing tools you use, you may have already competed one and I haven’t found it yet. Thank you.

  38. Ashok Moghe on February 23, 2023 at 6:49 am

    I am DIY Hobbyist & Woodworker. I just bought a new 3D printer over the holidays. My goal for getting a 3D printer is precisely this i.e. building functional items around home & workshop. Your channel seems very much aligned to that same goal.
    Subscribed to your channel already & looking forward to more relevant content.

  39. Jochem Bonarius on February 23, 2023 at 6:49 am

    nice!…. nut 9:45 did you just put that corner hole jig on the wrong side? I mean, the holes should go from one board to the other… or was your intention to screw the board to the workbench?

  40. Terry Genereaux on February 23, 2023 at 6:50 am

    A parts triage kit is another great video..

  41. Jeffrey Dheere on February 23, 2023 at 6:51 am

    I would add ‘custom’ funnels to this list. I’ve got different shaped funnels lying around for different uses that could have easily been printed. Who knows when you need that specific shaped funnel that bends around a corner and has to fit a certain sized spigot?

  42. Wolf Robots on February 23, 2023 at 6:53 am

    How in the heck am I suppose to pay attention to the content of this video when you are so good looking?!!!

  43. Joshua Guinea on February 23, 2023 at 6:53 am

    There is never too Much Info or tips, BRING IT ON!!!

  44. Chad Holt on February 23, 2023 at 6:54 am

    Absolutely would love a list of recommended stuff to order for bearings/nuts/bolts/etc!!!

  45. Π’ΠΈΠΌΡƒΡ€ Π‘Π°Ρ…ΠΌΡƒΠ΄ΠΎΠ² on February 23, 2023 at 6:55 am

    This video is really good in terms of everything actually, really liked it, so subscribed, liked and wrote this comment πŸ˜€

  46. Uncanny Recovery on February 23, 2023 at 6:56 am

    I don’t know why, but I think it’s awesome you live in Israel. Also, love the vid as well

  47. Christopher Elliott on February 23, 2023 at 6:57 am

    Another advantage to printing your own bench dogs is you can print custom shaped bench dogs for better clamping onto oddly shaped parts. For example, if you need to clamp paneling on the tongue or groove side you can make custom bench dog heads that fit into the groove or around the tongue for a better hold than just the most-protruding edge. (I haven’t done this myself, but the example just popped into my head while writing this comment.)

  48. Stephen Gillie on February 23, 2023 at 6:58 am

    "Fillet" is often pronounced in a French way: "Fillay"

  49. Alex Junk on February 23, 2023 at 6:58 am

    I would love to hear more about all the extra components you have around for your projects or even what you have on hand to troubleshoot your printers. Thank you!

  50. Matthew Alloy on February 23, 2023 at 7:00 am

    list of all the tolls needed .