This system is based on Milwaukee’s new hole saw case and their new OMT blade case that use an interchangeable peg system. I created a grid and pegs for the compact Packout and compact low-profile Packouts and thought that this system would work equally well in the Dewalt ToughCase system.
Right now there are 3 types of pegs:
- OMT holding pegs
- 1/4″ socket holding pegs
- 3/8″ socket holding pegs
Before you print these — Please follow the instructions! I have spent a lot of time getting the fit right and if you print something with the wrong layer height or orientation, the pegs might not lock as well. You’re always welcome to experiment, but try my settings first.
If you want the label pins that go with the socket holding pegs, you need to download the “ToughCase Pegs” model, open it in openSCAD, and create them yourself.
Printer: Prusa i3 MK3
Material: Inland PET-G
Resolution: 0.3 mm with a 0.4mm nozzle
Wall Lines/Perimeters: 2
Infill: Minimum 20% Gyroid. The higher infill percentage the stronger the part.
Notes: The pegs have their own support built in, so print them in the default orientation and do not use supports.
Print a two row peg base and single peg first to test fit! It will save you time if there’s a problems and these are pretty useful anyway. Use the default orientation in the files. Print the grids with a 0.3 mm layer height. Once you are satisfied that the peg locks into place and stays, go ahead and print the grid you need.
To remove the supports on the pegs, just use a sharp knife to cut through the top and bottom of the support. If you are fulling lucky, you can just insert the peg into a hole in the grid and turn hard — that will usually snap the supports, but you need to remove the peg from the hole and clean out the supports because they block the peg from seating fully.
The grinder and OMT blade pegs are pretty self explanatory, except print them with a 0.2mm layer height or use “Adaptive Layer Height” and click “adaptive” button in Prusa Slicer. This will preserve correct dimensions in the Z- axis even if the feature height isn’t a multiple of the layer height. Use the default orientation in the files.
Print the socket pegs with a 0.2 mm layer height or use “Adaptive Layer Height” like mentioned above. Use the default orientation in the files. If you want the label pins that go with the socket holding pegs, you need to download the “ToughCase Pegs” model, open it in openSCAD, and create them yourself. The pins press fit into the hole in the top of the socket peg. The round part of the peg will be almost completely in the hole.
If you are swapping filament colors to make the pegs stand out, it’s okay just to finish the bottom of the peg in the same color as the text, it’ll be mostly hidden by the socket peg.