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A pair of “light duty” pliers printed out on a MakerBot. I assume the emphasis here is on “light,” but still a cool design.

Update – FYI: The image is of a rendering of the pliers, not an actual image of printed pliers.

Light-Duty Pliers by Starno

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Jonathan says:

    Starno on thingiverse tells us the picture is just a realistic render, not an actual print.
    Hopefully someone will print them soon :)

  2. Chris says:

    Here is a printed version posted on thingiverse. The user claims the pliers are functioning well!

  3. says:

    We live in a time where the folks at Make Magazine, very familiar with Makerbot, cannot tell the difference between the renders and the printed object.

    Given the high quality of the Make editors, this says something about the times we live in…