6 Handy Tools We Keep Near Our 3D Printers

6 Handy Tools We Keep Near Our 3D Printers

Here are a few of our favorite tools to use around the workshop. Check out our full selection of tools here. We are always on the hunt for new and useful tools that we find to make 3D printing easier and our prints looking even better! 

1. For removing imperfections off of your print post-processing:

Flush Cut TrimmersFlush Cut Trimmers

We use these flush cut trimmers in the workshop to cut filament. They also work really well for removing boogers and cleaning up prints post-processing.

2. Cleaning up brims and edges:
Brim and Edge Cleanup Tool

Clean Up 3D Prints Brims and EdgesThis tool is great for cleaning the brim off the long, straight edges of your 3D prints. I find it easier to use than an Exacto knife, because the blade doesn't dig into the plastic print as easily. The swivel head makes cleaning up  circular holes a breeze.

Replacement blade for clean up tookOnce you have the clean-up tool, you can also purchase an additional fine tip blade for cleaning up smaller holes on your prints.

3. For easily cutting Bowden tubes:

Bowdent Tube CutterPTFE Tube Cutter (style 1)

PTFE Tube Cutter (style 2)

This handy little tool makes super clean cuts in Bowden tubing without deforming the tube.

4. For keeping your nozzle and hotend clean

Nozzle Coat

Nozzle Coat is a water-based PTFE nano coating for your nozzle & heater block. This will help reduce the amount of plastic that sticks to the exterior of your nozzle & heater block.

5. For cleaning extruder drive gears and nozzles

Brass Brush

brass or stainless steel brush is handy for cleaning extruder drive gears and nozzles

6. For tightening Slice nozzles to the correct torque

Torque WrenchThis 1/4 inch nozzle torque wrench is just a tad larger than a 6mm nozzle, which gives you a little extra room in case of plastic build up. 

Easily tighten nozzles onto your Mosquito hotend and achieve a proper seal without over tightening.

Designed for use with Slice Engineering Vanadium Nozzles™. Can also be used for any MK6 size nozzles or with an adapter and socket for nozzles of other sizes.

May 28, 2019 Jonah @ Partsbuilt 3D

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