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Offline Chris Wong

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2017, 11:26 PM »
A small improvement in my opinion would be that the bit holders would move the opposite direction. That way the heavy bits won't come loose when opening the systainer if the compartment isn't closed. Happened to me a few times  [unsure]
You can pop out the tilting racks and put them back in the other way if you want...
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2017, 12:18 AM »
Hi. So my attic looks like they do in real life. A huge mess...;)

Contents in the smaller segments might switch around a bit, but I really like to have the "ultimate" needs in order in the center and then be able to just throw anything I might need right in.

Looks like you can pack quite a bit in there...good stuff!

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2017, 01:30 AM »


Here is my Attic setup. I haven't finished the proper printing for the drills, 5mm is actually 6mm and 6mm is actually 7mm.

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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2017, 06:43 AM »
You can pop out the tilting racks and put them back in the other way if you want...

Errr... you can't Chris; at least I can't. My trays are shaped for orientation, and the racks themselves have different sized holes on one side than the other, so I can't put mine in the other way around. Do you have something different? Have you tried?

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2017, 10:27 AM »
You can pop out the tilting racks and put them back in the other way if you want...

Errr... you can't Chris; at least I can't. My trays are shaped for orientation, and the racks themselves have different sized holes on one side than the other, so I can't put mine in the other way around. Do you have something different? Have you tried?

Don't turn around the trays - just the tilting bit holders that fit inside the tray.
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2017, 10:54 AM »
Tee, Lee Valley sells Tanos systainers, including a SysII with attic lid and also the Bit Storage Tray for Systainer┬« Case with Lid Storage.  .  You can either do a search for Tanos which wil show the entire line, or the fore mentioned discription.  I've bought quite a few Tanos and other items such as their Veritas┬« Mk.II Honing Guide System.  Great vendor three thumbs up!!  [big grin]

I didn't realize these existed. A conversation in 2013/4 found nothing like this.

I'd buy the 769094, but it's another one of Festool's infuriating NAINA decisions, and I'm not paying upwards of $100 for a grey market import either.

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2017, 11:40 AM »
Don't turn around the trays - just the tilting bit holders that fit inside the tray.

I think we must have different trays - the holes in each side of mine are different sizes so you can't turn them around.  [crying]

« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 11:42 AM by GarryMartin »

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2017, 02:23 PM »
I tried it already and there is no way to switch the tray or bit holder without a modification.  And if you do a modification the little handle on the front side of the tray disappears under the cover so it is not easily removed without removing the cover. So I'll just have to remember to close the cover [big grin]

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2017, 04:08 AM »
You guys got me again, I got one coming. It should be here Monday, along with some festool bling to take to the states with me
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2017, 05:56 AM »
@vogel61 I'm curious, you say that you didn't finished the proper printing. Do you mean that you found a way to print the labels on the bit holders yourself?

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Here is my Attic setup. I haven't finished the proper printing for the drills, 5mm is actually 6mm and 6mm is actually 7mm.

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2017, 06:18 AM »
@vogel61 I'm curious, you say that you didn't finished the proper printing. Do you mean that you found a way to print the labels on the bit holders yourself?

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Here is my Attic setup. I haven't finished the proper printing for the drills, 5mm is actually 6mm and 6mm is actually 7mm.

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I did remove the original printing on the bit holder to the right (apologies for the picture being rotated 180┬░, it looks proper on my mobile display) with fine grid sandpaper, then fiddled around alot with my DYMO label printer printing icons for the philips and slotted bits on transparent stripes. If you look closely, it is not perfect, but it works for me. I did not do rhis work with the wooden drills, because I  have 4/5/6/7/8/10mm in the holder with original printing for 4/5/5/6/8/10mm. I  will fix this later. Just wanted to share that it can be done  quite easily (if you can spare some time).

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2017, 09:06 AM »
@vogel61, I surely could live with it. It is close to perfect.

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2017, 12:27 PM »
Ok guys, Got my attic sys today. So tomorrow Im goig to put the C 18 drill in it along with some things that I dont have space for in my installers set.I might get another one for the C12 and the PS jig saw. Great way to store jig saw bits
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2017, 09:45 PM »
So I talked to my customer who turned one bit holder around. He said he needed to reduce the diameter of one of the pivots to get it to work.
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2018, 07:13 PM »
So I talked to my customer who turned one bit holder around. He said he needed to reduce the diameter of one of the pivots to get it to work.

You can flip the tray inserts 180 degrees and snap them in upside down. It works for the two outside trays with out and modification. But the center tray need a little of the top edge clipped off to make it fit under some plastic tabs on the top.
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2018, 04:59 AM »
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2018, 04:04 PM »
I swapped out the normal lid with an attic lid on my Installer Set and keep various bits and nut drivers in it.
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2018, 04:46 PM »
I'm liking these attic lid systainers more all the time.  The only problem I have is forgetting to lock the lid before opening the Tloc.  I'll figure it out eventually. :-

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2018, 11:03 PM »
So I talked to my customer who turned one bit holder around. He said he needed to reduce the diameter of one of the pivots to get it to work.

You can flip the tray inserts 180 degrees and snap them in upside down. It works for the two outside trays with out and modification. But the center tray need a little of the top edge clipped off to make it fit under some plastic tabs on the top.

Greg...any pics you can share?

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2018, 11:32 PM »
@ScotF This mod took all of 10 Minutes

Photo 1 Shows the two out side trays upside down
Photo 2 the tab that will not allow middle tray to be flipped
Photo 3 area of tray that needs to be removed
Photo 4 has the plastic ground away
Photo 5 all three trays flipped and installed upside down
Photo 6 this is the area of plastic removed to make it fit under the tab

Note: the middle tray must be installed under the tabs first and the opposite end forced down hard to get it in.
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2018, 09:39 AM »
I'm liking these attic lid systainers more all the time.  The only problem I have is forgetting to lock the lid before opening the Tloc.  I'll figure it out eventually. :-



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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2018, 09:48 AM »
I'm liking these attic lid systainers more all the time.  The only problem I have is forgetting to lock the lid before opening the Tloc.  I'll figure it out eventually. :-



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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2018, 10:05 AM »

I did this to provide a visual reminder. Red Sharpie.....................   


Great idea, I also keep forgetting to lock when I open up the Systainer.  [tongue]