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3D Printer Spool Holder – 5 Best Models to 3D Print or Buy

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by Kenneth Randall
Jun 19, 2018

Finding the best 3D printer spool holder can definitely enhance your printing experience. But which one should you choose? This article helps you choose the spool holder with features that suit you best.

Universal Stand-Alone 3D Printer Spool Holder

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Source: Instructables

The strong point here is that the spool holder is universal. 

You can use a 3D printer with a build volume of 150 x 150 x 113 mm³ or larger. It accommodates shaft holes from 16 to 62 mm in diameter, and spool-less filament coils too. 

This 3D printer spool holder consists of multiple parts. Legs keep the spool stable, and a sponge in the opening where the filament enters keeps the filament clean. It’s detachable too, and therefore portable. The entire spool holder can be 3D printed without external components. 

Polybox 3D Printer Spool Holder

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Source: Polymaker

The Polybox spool holder solves the wet filament problem — it’s main advantage. Filament stays dry within an enclosed box, and a guide tube feeds either two 1-kg or one 3-kg spools through six feed holes. Rubber stoppers are pre-installed for the feed holes, and a pre-installed meter measures the humidity to keep it below 15%.

Spannerhands 3D Printer Spool Holder

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The main strength of the Spannerhands 3D printer spool holder is that it’s wall-mounted. If you want something that’s literally part of the furniture, this one meets the requirement. Of course, using it free or unmounted is also possible.

Filament is kept clean and dry thanks to a dust cover enclosure and a pocket holding a sachet of dessicant. Unfortunately only 750-gram spools of Fillamentum fit.

TUSH - The Ultimate 3D Printer Spool Holder

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Source: Thingiverse

This universal spool holder accommodates spools of all sizes. Its four parts fit together tightly without needing fasteners and filament snaps onto the four 608 bearings really well.

Filament rolls off the spool when nearing its end. Placing the spool above the printer — drawing the filament onto the spool as it feeds through — solves this problem.

Mega Anti-Tangle 3D Printer Spool Holder

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Source: Thingiverse

The spool’s own weight clamps it onto the holder at four points, holding the filament securely and preventing tangles.

It accommodates spools from 145 mm to 210 mm in diameter, and up to a maximum width of 94 mm. The outer limit of the diameter is not yet certain, and may be greater. 

Both an assembly guide video and a demonstration video appear on Thingiverse

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