Version 2: ToughBuilt ClipTech Tool Pouch Mounts

ToughBuilt ClipTech Tool Pouch mounted on a Packout rail

Description

This second revision of my ToughBuilt clip is universal. It works with the Packout rail, Packout locking foot, and can be mounted on the wall or pegboard.

Since I released my ToughBuilt ClipTech tool pouch mounts, I have learned some new information and discovered some issues that necessitated creating a new version. I’ve also reduced the number of options to make it less confusing, there is now only one file you need to print (well two if you need the rail clamp) for every situation.

Reducing the number of options actually solved a few problems:

Two different ToughBuilt ClipTech styles

The first problem is there are actually two different styles of catches on the ToughBuilt pouches. I had one style, but there is another style that didn’t work as well as my previous design. I needed to provide a backer that would align the clip to the correct position otherwise the clip would go in behind the catch. The rail mount version already had this backer.

The second problem was that my rail clamp and clip will slide on the rail under vibration and heavy load. By using the “wall mount” with some additional embedded nut locations you can not use set screws to keep the rail mount clip in place.

Prolock Tool Pouches on my ToughBuilt Universal Clip

I also made another discovery. Prolock tool pouches also work with my ToughBuilt clips.

Files

Printer: Prusa i3 MK3
Slicer: PrusaSlicer
Material: Inland PET-G
Resolution: 0.3 mm with a 0.4mm nozzle
Wall Lines/Perimeters: 6
Infill: 25% Gyroid. The higher infill percentage the stronger the part.
Notes:

Instructions

You can use whatever screws that will fit when you use this as a wall mount clip, but when you use it as a locking foot clip or rail clip you need to use specific sized hardware.

When used as a rail clip, it needs two 8-32 nuts and two 8-32 x 3/4″ screws. If you want to use the set screws, you’ll need an additional 2 nuts and some 8-32 x 5/8″ screws (I cut them down with a wire stripper.)

When used as a locking foot clip, it uses an 8-32 x 1″ screw to connect to the locking foot.

Metric hardware may work, but you might have to tweak the openSCAD model.

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