Author Topic: 2 * T-loc mini systainers in a SYS-Combi/Sortainer Drawer  (Read 4522 times)

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Offline ggc

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It takes some cutting, but it is possible to fit 2 * Mini Tlocs into the drawers of the sys-combi and sortainer.  It's extremely tight, but it's possible to open the drawer and remove the mini using only one hand.

The pictures tell the story, but if you're thinking about butchering a perfectly good drawer, here's what I did.  Don't judge me by the craftmanship, it started out pretty, but then I just started hacking until I got it to fit.

Cut some holes for the feet of the minis to get the height down, this also locates them. 
Cut the back section of the drawer out to get a few more millimetres of length. 
Bevel the top corner at the back of each drawer, this allows the drawer to tilt down a few more millimetres when it's full open.   
Cut out the back section of the bottom of the drawer, this allows the mini to be inserted at a flatter angle.









Offline mrB

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Re: 2 * T-loc mini systainers in a SYS-Combi/Sortainer Drawer
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 07:02 AM »
And the mini systainers are filled with micro systainers?
 [poke] [wink]
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline ggc

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Re: 2 * T-loc mini systainers in a SYS-Combi/Sortainer Drawer
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 07:17 AM »
And the mini systainers are filled with micro systainers?
 [poke] [wink]

Yes, yes they are.

Offline Kev

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Re: 2 * T-loc mini systainers in a SYS-Combi/Sortainer Drawer
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 07:51 AM »
Mum and dad refused to buy you Russian dolls eh?

Offline ggc

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Re: 2 * T-loc mini systainers in a SYS-Combi/Sortainer Drawer
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2016, 08:15 AM »
Mum and dad refused to buy you Russian dolls eh?
I almost bought a set of Simpsons nesting dolls years ago.

All jokes aside, I don't keep micro systainers in the minis. 
I've been moving all my small parts (screws/lugs etc) into mini tlocs.  As much as I like the racktainer, taking every nut and bolt to every job would be hard work. 
Being able to swap different consumables between Sys-Combis is handy, and being able to just take out the mini tloc and keep it adjacent to the job is efficient.  Plus, I didn't like the boxes that are supposed to go in the sys-combi/sortainer.

Offline mrB

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Re: 2 * T-loc mini systainers in a SYS-Combi/Sortainer Drawer
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2016, 01:30 PM »
And the mini systainers are filled with micro systainers?
 [poke] [wink]

Yes, yes they are.

Ha! That's awesome.  [big grin]

I like the idea though. I have a few 'kits' in the mini systainers, and this would admittedly work smoother than retrieving them from the bottom of a full sys 3 or 4 as I typically do.
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline Billy stray

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Re: 2 * T-loc mini systainers in a SYS-Combi/Sortainer Drawer
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2016, 08:46 PM »
Too funny [big grin]
Billy