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Templates and STL's

The templates are the parametric 3D files for the various baseplates, and simple bins. To go straight to printing, take the "STL" mesh file and put it in your favorite 3D printer slicer to translate it from model to something a 3D printer can understand (gcode). The slicer software I would recommend is Cura, and it is available for free from ultimaker's website, link on the button below.

You can also go to to find Zach Freedman's original gridfinity files.

Cura Download

Baseplates and Bins

The baseplates are the grid that different Bins or holders sit in. Baseplates are in increments of 42mm x 42mm. You can get them in different varieties such as some that screw together, some with holes to insert magnets to magnetically attach your holders, weighted baseplates to prevent tipping, etc.

Bins are generic open top containers to hold things. The base size is the same as for baseplates, and the height is given by 7mm times "U", e.g. a 2U bin is nominally 14mm tall plus some height for the lip that's used to stack another bin on top of it.

I would recommend searching "Gridfinity" on to see even more options than what I included in my free download.

Allen Holder

This is a model designed by me for easy access to allen keys. The model requires a printer with a 42mmx210mm or bigger build plate. The model is 2 stackable parts.

1/4" Drive Ratchet and Socket Holder

This holder was designed for Jonnesway 1/4" drive ratchet set (without soft handle). It includes 2 stackable holders that contain the ratchet driver and SAE sockets as well as a separate socket holder for additional metric sockets.

Allen and Torx Socket Holders

These stackable holders are for allen and torx sockets. My sets consist of sockets from 1/4" all the way to 1/2" drive, 13 piece from gear wrench.

Crescent Wrench Holder

This holds 2 crescent wrenches at a slight angle to free up a small amount of space versus them sitting horizontal. 

An alternative would be to use 2x5 bins or similar to allow the organizer to be stackable.

3D Printer Recommendations

If you don't have a 3D printer here's what I would recommend. The price ranges from cheap to excessive but any of these printers will work fine so get what you can afford!

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  • Ender 3

    This is a great starter printer and despite it's price it can still print 5 wide gridfinity. This printer can be bought as a kit which requires some assembly but saves some money, or as a prebuilt. This printer has a huge modding community so it can grow with you if you like tinkering.

    Build volume: 220mmx220mmx250mm

    PLA, ABS

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  • Sunlu S9 Plus

    This printer has all the features of a more expensive printer but at a cheaper price. The build plate is removable, it has auto-bed levelling (although I still don't trust this feature on any printer), and it has a filament runout sensor. In fact this even has the biggest build volume in this list.

    Build Volume:

    PLA, ABS, TPU rubber

    Amazon Link 
  • Qidi Xmax

    This is the overkill printer I bought. The printbed is enclosed which reduces the risk of warping which is needed for the more exotic materials this is capable of printing. This comes with 2 nozzles, one for standard materials and one for exotics. This has all the features of the other printers and more.

    Build volume:

    PLA, ABS, PETG, PC, TPU rubber, Carbon Fiber Nylon, etc.

    Amazon Link 
  • PLA Filament

    If you're buying a printer, don't forget to also purchase some filament. I would recommend approximately 1kg per toolbox drawer. PLA prints easily, has decent mechanical properties, and can be nicer to the environment than other plastics.

    Amazon Link 
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