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Offline ScotF

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Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« on: January 03, 2017, 01:05 AM »
I just brought home a new PDC and I am curious how others have set-up their attics - what do you typically store there - do you use all the compartments for screws and bits? Would appreciate reading and seeing some examples to get some ideas.

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 06:50 PM »
I don't have a pic on hand but I use mine for all the screw tips and frequently used drill bits etc that I need when using the drill / impact set up that lives in that systainer
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 04:10 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 02:18 PM »
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garry! i need this...how can i make it happen? thanks! [smile]
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 02:38 PM »
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]

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 03:15 PM »
garry! i need this...how can i make it happen? thanks! [smile]

Some of the bits are from the Centrotec Installers set, and there's a Veritas tapered plug cutter in there too.

I basically bought two 769094 bit assortments (the second just to get the plastic bits basically!), a 769093 wood bit set, and a 492512 3mm Centrotec wood bit.

https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=769094
https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=769093
https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=492512
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 03:58 PM »
Murphy!  I thought this thread was about storage in a house's attic.  Doh!
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 07:28 PM »
T15 Impact and PDC,

Offline ScotF

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2017, 09:26 PM »
Excellent pics...love seeing the set-ups. Anyone use it for screws?

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 02:37 PM »
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]

thanks for the info !
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 02:38 PM »
garry! i need this...how can i make it happen? thanks! [smile]

Some of the bits are from the Centrotec Installers set, and there's a Veritas tapered plug cutter in there too.

I basically bought two 769094 bit assortments (the second just to get the plastic bits basically!), a 769093 wood bit set, and a 492512 3mm Centrotec wood bit.

https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=769094
https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=769093
https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=492512

awesome! thanks for the spoon feed gerry!
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 03:13 PM »
This is on an Imperial Installers Set 201312.

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 03:35 PM »
Good idea ... the added labeling on the self-centering bits.

Hmmm, one 1/4" wrench................ that must have a specific use?

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2017, 04:12 PM »
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]

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2017, 06:17 PM »


This has by far been my favorite attic setup. The Milwaukee titanium drill bit set fits perfectly.

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2017, 12:10 AM »
What is the bottom lined with, @Staniam?

Looks like a great set-up.

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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2017, 01:21 AM »
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What is the bit in the bottom left of the attic, @GarryMartin?

Looks like a counter sink bit. Like the one in the top middle of my picture. And a smaller counter sink next to it.
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2017, 03:49 AM »
Now you guys got me ready to buy a attic storage systainer , just to store some of my small bit boxes for my C 15.....

yer killing me doncha know
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2017, 04:13 AM »
What is the bit in the bottom left of the attic, @GarryMartin?

If you mean the very bottom left, it's one of the Festool Deburring countersinks from the Installer Set. If you mean the third in from the left, that's the Veritas Tapered Snug Plug cutter.
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2017, 03:02 PM »
I really enjoy using the attic storage system for my most commonly used bits plus some additional "nice to haves" that when you need them and you discover you have it, it's like winning the lottery.

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« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2017, 05:35 PM »
Murphy!  I thought this thread was about storage in a house's attic.  Doh!

Me too!  I decked half of our garage attic last year with OSB. When winter is over, will do the rest.  A few years ago I installed a pull-down ladder.  (I'm getting too old to be hauling my wife's enormous collection of Christmas decorations, in about 40 plastic totes, in and out of our basement crawl space.)   :)
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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2017, 10:03 PM »
What is the bit in the bottom left of the attic, @GarryMartin?

If you mean the very bottom left, it's one of the Festool Deburring countersinks from the Installer Set. If you mean the third in from the left, that's the Veritas Tapered Snug Plug cutter.

Thanks - I have not seen a "deburring" bit in NA. Very cool.

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2017, 10:59 PM »
You know that you can put router bits in there, too, right? https://www.instagram.com/p/BNQAKngl0Sr/
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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2017, 11:30 PM »
You know that you can put router bits in there, too, right? https://www.instagram.com/p/BNQAKngl0Sr/

That would be great to add a lid to a router...

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2017, 01:14 PM »
Thanks - I have not seen a "deburring" bit in NA. Very cool.

Hey @ScotF
FWIW...here's a shot of 7 different sized countersinks. Far left is a Norseman in moly tool steel, the next 4 are from Keo and are made of cobalt, while the last 2 on the right are from Festool. All are meant to be used on wood, plastics and non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper or brass.

Because the Keo's are cobalt, they could be used for lightly deburring steel or stainless. Most countersinks are available with 60º, 82º or 90º ends. All of those pictured are 82º which is used for the common flathead screw.

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2017, 01:45 PM »
The countersinks Cheese is showing are Weldon style and common for working non ferrous metal and are available in lots of different sizes from metal working distributors.

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2017, 04:48 PM »
I like te attic storage too. Very handy for the most used bits and drills.

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]

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2017, 08:53 PM »
Thanks - I have not seen a "deburring" bit in NA. Very cool.

Hey @ScotF
FWIW...here's a shot of 7 different sized countersinks. Far left is a Norseman in moly tool steel, the next 4 are from Keo and are made of cobalt, while the last 2 on the right are from Festool. All are meant to be used on wood, plastics and non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper or brass.

Because the Keo's are cobalt, they could be used for lightly deburring steel or stainless. Most countersinks are available with 60º, 82º or 90º ends. All of those pictured are 82º which is used for the common flathead screw.

Thanks for the front picture! Very helpful. I looked like a tenon cutter or something from the back view.

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Re: Attic Storage -- show us what your set-up looks like
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2017, 05:41 PM »
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.


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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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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]

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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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« 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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