Pliers Soft Grip #3DThursday #3DPrinting

wisestone shares:

As many poeple do, I tighten or loosen objects with my pliers. There are times when I don’t want the object to show marks from the pliers grip or “teeth”. To soften the pliers grip, I have custom designed removal soft grips that fit over the pliers jaw.

I understand that you can buy pliers with soft grips fitted to the jaw. Here is a way to add that functionality to an existing plier.

The pliers grip needs to be flex and be soft, so I chose and recommend to print the grip in TPU filament.

My print is made in TPU 1.75mm Aurarum black filament, with 0.2mm layer height and 100% infill on a PRUSA I3 MK3S printer. No printing rafts supports required.

I hope you can find this print useful, too.

Remember to leave me some feedback or even a tip to keep me enthused to make more of these drawings.

Update 25/08/2021
In response to a request, I have included a second version of the soft pliers grip. The second version suits a pair of pliers without the curved jaw.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4934449


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