Heavy bags got you down?
We have a water softener and I regularly need to buy 40 pound bags of salt. I like to carry them in pairs but the built-in handles tend to cut into my hands.
I had seen handles before that people have bought for plastic shopping bags to help distribute weight and make them more comfortable to carry. I thought I might design a heavy-duty version of this to help me carry these salt bags.
15 minutes in Fusion 360, and this is what I made.
I love my TPU filament and it's perfect for an application like this. It's incredibly tough, somewhat soft, and a little grippy. Perfect for handles that would be carrying the load of heavy salt bags.
This is an easy print! It needn't be in TPU but the flexibility will certainly help let the handles slip in and out. Print them at 0.3mm layer heights and it's reasonably fast.
Now, I have no problem carrying two bags at a time down our stairs! Hopefully, they will help you too.
There's nothing that says you have to use these for water softener salt bags. Use them for ANY bags you want to carry more comfortably.
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