This is an overview of the tools that I own and use. I will add links to reviews of each tool as I write them. If you are looking for recommendations for materials (filament, vinyl, paper, etc.) check out our Materials page.

3D Printing

Laser Cutting

CNC Milling

Vinyl/Paper Cutting


  • Fusion 360 (Free Download) – It says free trial but it’s free for students, educators and hobbyists making less than $100k/year.

Generic Crafting

  • Paper Trimmer (Buy One)
  • Laminator (Buy One) – This is the newer model of the one I use, which is not sold anymore.
  • Calipers (Review|Buy One)
  • Inkjet Printer (Buy One)
  • Corner Punch (Buy One) – This one does 3 corner sizes and I can confirm that it cuts through 3mil laminating pouches.