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Offline Cheese

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #60 on: March 16, 2018, 01:00 PM »
They got a lot more expensive. $80! Festool products are getting ridiculous.

Interesting...the 1st one I purchased was from Festool and it came out to around $60-$70. Then Tool Nut offered them up and they were half the price of Festool, at $31. That was May 2017...


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #61 on: March 16, 2018, 02:52 PM »
So, back to topic. ;)

I finally thought: „Nah. Why wait?“
And filled up my attics to my liking.
Top left (with stone drills) is PDC, Bottom is C18 and top right (short wood drills) is CXS.

I will check if this is really the final setup, but I am quite confident it will cover my basic needs for these drills. :)


Offline yetihunter

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #62 on: April 27, 2018, 10:08 PM »
The others are at the shop, but I found a very special limited edition on my dining room floor.


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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2018, 11:49 PM »
NICE !  [smile]   ^^^

    Does anyone else find it hard to pull bits (especially short ones) out of the attic lid insert holders?

Seth

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #64 on: April 28, 2018, 12:03 AM »
NICE !  [smile]   ^^^

    Does anyone else find it hard to pull bits (especially short ones) out of the attic lid insert holders?

Seth

Don't have that kind of attic but try getting a 1/16" hex shank drill bit out of the Milwaukee case...

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« Reply #65 on: April 28, 2018, 03:28 AM »
NICE !  [smile]   ^^^

    Does anyone else find it hard to pull bits (especially short ones) out of the attic lid insert holders?

Seth

Initially, yes.   Especially the smallest hex bits.  They loosen up over time, and settle down to a perfect tension.  Takes a few months to a year.   
The loaded inserts I've gotten from Europe/UK didn't have the same initial "too snug" problem (Whether it was NOS Protool or fresh from the carton Festool).

For the drill/drivers, I pretty much must have the driver bits in those attic trays.  I've grown very fond of it.  Drill bits and all of that...not so much.

For a while I was doing the attic lid on a sys combo, with drill bits and screwdrivers and socket sets crammed in the drawers  (spread across the T18 and PDC).   That proved to be a tad too ridiculous and heavy.   
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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #66 on: April 28, 2018, 06:53 AM »
Hmmm, one 1/4" wrench................ that must have a specific use?

Ya it does Seth...combine that 1/4" ratcheting hex wrench with any short 1/4" hex drive bit and the combo can get into any small area that was impossible before. Think single metal electrical boxes mounted to studs through the sidewall of the box.  [smile]
. It is a great trick... one extra variation that I add to it is the ‘enclosed’ version ratcheting 1/4” wrench with an internal magnet that keeps those short bits locked into place so you don’t worry about them falling through an ‘open’ ratcheting wrench; especially if you risk losing your stubby bit in a wall or other inaccessible place.  The enclosed type tool is a bit fatter in diameter than the plain ratcheting wrenches, so I keep both styles on hand if one won’t fit somewhere.  This one is not what I own, but you get what I’m posting about....may have to buy it if it’s smaller in the ratchet head area than what I own.... [embarassed]

https://store.snapon.com/Ratcheting-Offset-Straight-Miniature-Ratcheting-Handle-Blue-Point--P643969.aspx
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Offline rst

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #67 on: April 28, 2018, 08:48 AM »
The Milwaukee drill holders are ridiculously tight as are their multi-tip, screwdrivers, torx, and allen screwdrivers.  I always have my Leatherman with me, but it is a pain to have to use it to remove and reinsert bits.  The tiny 1/4" ratchets are great, I use this Wera set...Wera 05056491001 Tool-Check Plus Imperial, 39 Pieces

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #68 on: April 28, 2018, 10:22 AM »
The Milwaukee drill holders are ridiculously tight as are their multi-tip, screwdrivers, torx, and allen screwdrivers.  I always have my Leatherman with me, but it is a pain to have to use it to remove and reinsert bits.

I took a drill bit to the Milwaukee drill holders...made them just a tad oversize. They're a lot easier to use now, still snug but you don't need a pliers.

Offline Dick Mahany

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« Reply #69 on: April 28, 2018, 02:24 PM »

I took a drill bit to the Milwaukee drill holders...made them just a tad oversize. They're a lot easier to use now, still snug but you don't need a pliers.

That is good to know.  I will now do the same as I recently "centroteced" two of the Milwaukee drill sets and have cut my fingers trying to remove those bits.

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« Reply #70 on: April 28, 2018, 04:49 PM »
That is good to know.  I will now do the same as I recently "centroteced" two of the Milwaukee drill sets and have cut my fingers trying to remove those bits.

Sorry about your fingers... it is nice to know though that my concerns were justified. I always had this vision of trying to remove a drill bit, then getting that creepy paper cut feeling and finally seeing the nice gold TiN surface turn red.  [eek]

Offline leakyroof

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« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2018, 05:47 PM »
That is good to know.  I will now do the same as I recently "centroteced" two of the Milwaukee drill sets and have cut my fingers trying to remove those bits.

Sorry about your fingers... it is nice to know though that my concerns were justified. I always had this vision of trying to remove a drill bit, then getting that creepy paper cut feeling and finally seeing the nice gold TiN surface turn red.  [eek]
. Very justified and very clever fix for it.... [scared]
 I’m always amazed how the ‘little’ details get lost for some of our tool purchases.
It’s cold out, your fingers are already chewed up by Winter with cracked skin or cuticles.... And now you’re fighting trying to pull your brand new bits out of your bit holder.... [mad] [mad] [mad]
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #72 on: April 29, 2018, 09:03 AM »
I’m always amazed how the ‘little’ details get lost for some of our tool purchases.
It’s cold out, your fingers are already chewed up by Winter with cracked skin or cuticles.... And now you’re fighting trying to pull your brand new bits out of your bit holder.... [mad] [mad] [mad]

Your're right...but what's so annoying about this particular issue is that the ends of the drills are all the same size, they use a standard 1/4" hex. So Milwaukee had 29 chances to get the fit correct and they blew it 29 times.  [jawdrop]

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2018, 09:39 AM »
I’m always amazed how the ‘little’ details get lost for some of our tool purchases.
It’s cold out, your fingers are already chewed up by Winter with cracked skin or cuticles.... And now you’re fighting trying to pull your brand new bits out of your bit holder.... [mad] [mad] [mad]

Your're right...but what's so annoying about this particular issue is that the ends of the drills are all the same size, they use a standard 1/4" hex. So Milwaukee had 29 chances to get the fit correct and they blew it 29 times.  [jawdrop]

I expect they’d say it works okay with the large bit. I keep a dull utility knife blade in my kit to lever the small bits out. Might might switch to reaming as you suggest.

Offline yetihunter

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #74 on: May 01, 2018, 08:12 PM »
There is one bit casette that rules them all.


Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #75 on: May 02, 2018, 04:19 PM »
I got a new RTSC 400 today and had an epiphany on the weekend.
I figured, I could just as easily take the attic for sandpaper storage and not have the bulk of an extra Systainer or a SYS-Combi.

Since the sander only comes with one sheet, I could only make a quick dry fit.
Will check how many sheets I can fit, when the delivery gets through tomorrow...


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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #76 on: May 03, 2018, 12:31 AM »
I got a new RTSC 400 today and had an epiphany on the weekend.
I figured, I could just as easily take the attic for sandpaper storage and not have the bulk of an extra Systainer or a SYS-Combi.

Since the sander only comes with one sheet, I could only make a quick dry fit.
Will check how many sheets I can fit, when the delivery gets through tomorrow...


I am not sure how many sheets fit but I set one up for my hand sanding block with hose.

            

Seth

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #77 on: June 09, 2018, 02:07 PM »
I don' have any systainers with attic storage. My 18V milwaukee fuel hammer drill fits into a T-LOC I and has plenty of storage available for bits and drill bit carrier boxes. and some hole saws. Smaller T-LOC I height beats T-LOC 2 height with attic storage and besides hole saws don't fit into an attic and some long masonry drill bits won't fit either.

I'm looking for best way to organize drill bits. I gotta get my hands on clear round tubes in which Hilti sells a lot of their drill bits.
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