Low-Profile Packout Handle Labels

Low Profile Packout Handle Labels

Description

These Packout low-profile organizer labels are inspired buy Dan Winciker’s Milwaukee Low Profile Packout Bit Set Label thing on Thingiverse. I have re-modeled the labels in openSCAD so that you can customize the text on the label and change how tightly it snaps onto the handle.

There are two types of labels: one for the full-width low-profile organizer and one for the half-width one. I have provided several sample labels below for each organizer and the customizable model so that you can create your own labels.

Please take note of the print settings and instructions below when you are printing and customizing the labels.

Files

Printer: Prusa i3 MK3
Slicer: PrusaSlicer
Material: Inland PET-G
Resolution: 0.3 mm with a 0.4mm nozzle
Wall Lines/Perimeters: 3
Infill: Minimum 10% Gyroid. The higher infill percentage the stronger the part.
Notes: You need supports! Also in PrusaSlicer “Don’t Support Bridges” must be turned off otherwise the label will sag in the middle and not fit flush to the handle.

Instructions

Because these labels are meant to be printed in two colors, this necessitates a filament change in the middle of the print. This means that the labels have to be printed facing up with supports underneath. This will add about 50% to the print time and the problem of removing the supports.

Low Profile Packout Handle Label Clip

Once the supports are removed you can install the label by hooking it on one side of the handle and then snapping the other side in. I designed the label to be tight on the handle so you might have to slide your thumb along the label as you are pushing to stretch the hooks. Removing the labels can be difficult, but I think of that as a feature, not a bug.

If you want to create your own label or aren’t satisficed with the fit, download the model and extract it. I have a guide on how to customize openSCAD models if you have never done so. Run the model from the extracted folder because it needs both the .scad file and the .json file to work properly.

Using the Packout handle label openSCAD model

To choose which label (half or full width), there is a drop down box on the top of the customizer block. Then it’s as simple as changing the text in the text box, rendering the model, and saving it as an STL file.

2 comments

  1. Hi Im having a problem getting the stl file for the low profile handle label. Any help would be appreciated

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