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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 #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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« 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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« 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,

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.....

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2018, 04:59 AM »
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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]

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« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2018, 11:43 AM »
Is there a retailer that actually sells replacement attic lids for Festool systainers? I know that Lee Valley has the Tanos systainer with the attic lid, but I just want the actual lid ...

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« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2018, 11:49 AM »
Is there a retailer that actually sells replacement attic lids for Festool systainers? I know that Lee Valley has the Tanos systainer with the attic lid, but I just want the actual lid ...

I have seen them on Bob Marino's Festool store  website.

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« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2018, 11:54 AM »
Is there a retailer that actually sells replacement attic lids for Festool systainers? I know that Lee Valley has the Tanos systainer with the attic lid, but I just want the actual lid ...

Festool sells them as an accessory as well as Tool Nut I believe.

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« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2018, 12:00 PM »
Is there a retailer that actually sells replacement attic lids for Festool systainers? I know that Lee Valley has the Tanos systainer with the attic lid, but I just want the actual lid ...

Festool sells them as an accessory as well as Tool Nut I believe.

I don't think Tool Nut has them anymore - at least I couldn't find them on the site.

Is the lid available as a complete package or do you need to buy separate parts (lid, cover, plastic dividers, etc)?

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« Reply #57 on: March 16, 2018, 12:05 PM »
I checked on these about a week ago and could not find them on the Tool Nut site. I sent a PM to Shane and he replied that Festool changed the scope of delivery requiring some of the parts to be ordered separately. They did not think the resulting pricing made sense and they are no longer offering the attic lids.

I'm paraphrasing, Shane can probably clarify the details.

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« Reply #58 on: March 16, 2018, 12:36 PM »
I checked on these about a week ago and could not find them on the Tool Nut site. I sent a PM to Shane and he replied that Festool changed the scope of delivery requiring some of the parts to be ordered separately.

Bummer...I purchased my last one from Tool Nut for $31.37, part number 702082.

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« Reply #59 on: March 16, 2018, 12:51 PM »
I checked on these about a week ago and could not find them on the Tool Nut site. I sent a PM to Shane and he replied that Festool changed the scope of delivery requiring some of the parts to be ordered separately.

Bummer...I purchased my last one from Tool Nut for $31.37, part number 702082.

They got a lot more expensive. $80! Festool products are getting ridiculous.
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« 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...


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« 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. :)


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« 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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« 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?

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« 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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« 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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« 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

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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.

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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]

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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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« 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]

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« 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.

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« Reply #74 on: May 01, 2018, 08:12 PM »
There is one bit casette that rules them all.


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« 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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« 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.

            

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« 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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