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Offline hemdale

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A systainer to replace my tool box
« on: December 29, 2013, 07:35 PM »
Hi guys,

I'm French and I'm new here so I'll try my best and sorry, English isn't my mother tongue.  [embarassed]

So basically, so far my tool box looks like a bit FisherPrice-ish and worst of all, all tools get mixed up if the tool box gets tilted. Did I say the top screws compartment are not THAT secure...you know what I mean... [eek]

I'm looking for a Systainer from Tanos that would replace this piece of junk above mentionned.
So far, I'm thinking of a Systainer T-Loc II or III with large drawers, or something different like the Syst Storage-Box (with a old fashion feel  [tongue]) but my only concern is the NON collapsible handle which is a bit of a deal breaker... [crying]

My tools would be:

8 x screwdrivers
Approx 3 x misc wrenches
Small ratchet with 3 bits
Hammer
600 mm spirit level (won't fit in ANY systainer I'm afraid).
Duct tape
1 x vise grip
Goggles + dust mask
Multimeter

Any ideas / input would be more than welcome.
Thanks guys !

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Offline Sign Guy

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 08:07 PM »
Bonjour
Mon français n'est pas bon.
Je porte une boîte à outils chaque jour dans mon camion de travail.
J'ai choisi le Sys-Storageet inclus un marteau.
Le nouveau est plus petite que mon ancienne.
Mark
« Last Edit: January 12, 2014, 05:59 PM by Shane Holland »

Offline joiner1970

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Re:
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 01:55 AM »
Wow that's well organized

Offline TelcoRandy

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 02:55 AM »
 [scared]

And I thought I was meticulous, now I feel like I'm a slob with my tools. This box puts me to shame. I've never seen this level of neatness in a toolbox before.

Good tools too, Craftsman pro, Channel Lock, Proto, etc.

Online jonathan-m

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 05:18 AM »
Very neat! But where do you put the kitty?  [big grin]
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Offline hemdale

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 12:32 PM »
Thanks Sign Guy, pretty good French indeed !
Seems like the Syst Storage-Box isn't so bad too ?

What do you guys reckon regarding this "specific" storage box from Festool ?

Offline leer

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 09:39 PM »
hemdale,

You English is excellent, spelling and grammar better than a lot of posts I see on many forums I follow.  Now I cannot understand that Sign Guy from East Peoria, but he sure is a pro when it comes to organizing tools.   [smile]
Lee

Offline Alex

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2013, 03:54 AM »
Where in France is Pairs exactly?  [smile]

Offline mastercabman

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2013, 06:45 AM »
Where in France is Pairs exactly?  [smile]
Yeah I like to know that too! ;)
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

Offline Davej

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2013, 07:12 AM »
I believe that she stays at the Hilton  [tongue]
I dont mind growing old but i refuse to grow up

Offline Sign Guy

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2013, 08:15 AM »
I think some other famous blonde crashed in Paris.

Offline hemdale

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2014, 05:33 AM »
Hahah sorry guys, meant Paris !

Offline hemdale

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2014, 05:35 AM »
I've been considering some cantilever tool boxes but most of them are made of metal, hence quite heavy (at least 5 kgs empty).
Seems the SYS-StorageBox is only 2,5 kgs !!

Offline hemdale

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2015, 11:34 AM »
Hi guys and happy new year to you all ! All the best for 2015 !!

Thought I would give you a quick heads up on this topic, I finally got this:



ToughBuilt 20" which is light enough when empty and not too heavy when fully loaded...
I still like the cantilever box from Festool. We'll see if I may need one at some point in a not too distant future.

 [wink]

Offline Brent Taylor

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2015, 01:28 PM »
Nice set-up, looks a little tight for the cat once you close the lids thou. [poke]

Offline mike68au

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2015, 08:54 AM »
Just thought I would put up a shot of how I have arranged mine.  Still have to refine it a bit more but I'm getting there.  This is all in a Sys 2. 

210336-0

I put in a ply base and screwed the spare storage boxes to it.  Will likely create a better division system when I get some time. But for now it works well. The screwdriver rack needs more attention as well.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2015, 08:56 AM by mike68au »

Offline Handyman Mike

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2015, 02:36 PM »
It's a bit late, but maybe this will be useful for future reference. I've been using a Sys 2 with a generic tool tray and 3-sided tool lid for several years. It's worked very well for me.

The Toughbuilt looks like a very nice bag. I used to use something similar (but not as nice), but I finally decided that everything had to go in Systainers. Now, for every non-Festool tool I buy, I have to add the cost of a Systainer.  :P  But, I don't waste any more time trying to find a place for everything in the truck.  :)

Offline Davej

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2015, 03:05 PM »
Interesting to see people using a sys 2 but no hammer in the mix . I use a sys 2 for my hand tools and have managed to get my estwing in as well , so far in excess of 30 items but still messing with the layout as there is wasted space and I want to get a few more items in .But not too heavy .
Dave
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Offline Handyman Mike

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2015, 04:39 PM »
Interesting to see people using a sys 2 but no hammer in the mix . ...

If you look at my second picture, you can see a French-style one pound hammer in there.

Offline Davej

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2015, 05:29 PM »
Interesting to see people using a sys 2 but no hammer in the mix . ...

If you look at my second picture, you can see a French-style one pound hammer in there.



Toy hammers don't count  [big grin]  [tongue]
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Offline Handyman Mike

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2015, 05:46 PM »
Interesting to see people using a sys 2 but no hammer in the mix . ...

If you look at my second picture, you can see a French-style one pound hammer in there.

Toy hammers don't count  [big grin]  [tongue]

Well, excuuuuse me.  [big grin]

Offline jobsworth

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2015, 06:06 PM »
I put mines in a 5 drawer Tanos sytainer. Hold everything including  a 18 ga and 23 ga nail gun, I use a mini sytainer that I set on top o it to hold the nails.
The systainer has dividers so you could really organize it if ya wanted to

http://www.vantainer.com/5-drawer-systainer-iv-anthracite-368-p.asp
« Last Edit: January 10, 2015, 06:09 PM by jobsworth »
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Offline EV

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Re: A systainer to replace my tool box
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2015, 04:32 PM »
Bonjour
Mon français n'est pas bon.
Je porte une boîte à outils chaque jour dans mon camion de travail.
J'ai choisi le Sys-Storageet inclus un marteau.
Le nouveau est plus petite que mon ancienne.
Mark


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