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Offline SRSemenza

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Stihltainer
« on: June 15, 2018, 12:18 AM »
Well it's been a while since I posted a customized Systainer.   [smile]


            Ever since I got a Fein T-Loc for my Multimaster I've had this ex-BTI orange Sys - III sitting unused. And also a drawer unit from a project that never left the ground. Had been using a fishing tackle box for my trimmer (KM110) stuff but as I added attachments and also a chainsaw (MS260) the box just wasn't holding everything. So I put this Sys unit together.   Holds spool of line, grease and lubricants, special tools, parts, preloaded  trimmer heads, a couple wedges, extra chain, etc. Plus has some room to spare.

        The BTI orange and the Tanos light gray are a pretty good match for the Stihl colors. I spray painted the drawer latches. Couldn't decide between orange or gray for the connecting latches so went with black. The labels are just vinyl   stickers that I found.

                             





Seth


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Re: Stihltainer
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 05:10 AM »
Hi Seth,

that's cool and very practical! Looks awesome, too!

Kind regards,
Oliver

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline RKA

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Re: Stihltainer
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 05:58 AM »
Looks great!  Where did you find those interlocking dividers?

BTW, add a Pferd chainsaw filer to the box. It will mess up your color scheme, but it’s the same as the Stihl file and it’s brilliant.  It files the teeth and rakers in one step and it uses quality files (that are replaceable).
-Raj

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Re: Stihltainer
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 08:18 AM »
Great idea...I have the same issues. Chain saw sharpener, Stihl tools, edger blades, trimmer line & spools and it goes on. And then there's always that stack of small Stihl manuals that you want to keep.

Thanks for the inspiration Seth.

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Re: Stihltainer
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 09:13 AM »
Looks great!  Do you have chaps to match?!

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Re: Stihltainer
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 09:38 AM »
That's cool.  Great idea!
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Re: Stihltainer
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 10:29 AM »

BTW, add a Pferd chainsaw filer to the box. It will mess up your color scheme, but it’s the same as the Stihl file and it’s brilliant.  It files the teeth and rakers in one step and it uses quality files (that are replaceable).
 


Yeah, I haven't bothered to do my own sharpening. I really don't cut all that much (not doing firewood) just downed trees, occasional clearing, pruning limbs. I just have a spare chain for the saw and the pole saw / pruner. I can get them pro sharpened on a jig style auto sharpening machine for about $6 each. But I have thought about filing for touch ups. Have to check out the one you mentioned.
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Looks great!  Where did you find those interlocking dividers?



The dividers are a Tanos item. Haven't shopped for them in while but try Woodcraft.

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Looks great!  Do you have chaps to match?!

Yes, but they are old, and a pain to put on and move in. Been thinking of finding a new better pair.
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The Rolaids bottle ............................................ filled with water and stores replacement plastic blades.  Stihl packaging says to keep in water to prevent plastic from becoming brittle over time. True or not, I don't know, but they do   seem   to last a bit longer.


Seth

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Re: Stihltainer
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 11:39 AM »
Thanks, didn't know those dividers even existed!  Don't feel like making my own for the systainers that hold misc supplies. 
-Raj

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Stihltainer
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 03:16 PM »
Here is an old thread about the Tanos dividers.

Mike A.

Offline RKA

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Re: Stihltainer
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 04:31 PM »
All these are shown with the older systainers not the TLocs.  Any idea if it matters?
-Raj

Offline RustE

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Re: Stihltainer
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 05:15 PM »
All these are shown with the older systainers not the TLocs.  Any idea if it matters?

I'm going to say "yes".

I bought some of the dividers from Woodcraft in February of this year.  When the lid of the Systainer is open and you are looking at the hinges, the divider fits tight in the left-right direction only in the area of the label holders.  At any other location there is maybe 1/8" or slightly more of clearance (aka slop).  The front-back direction is not a problem because you will have to cut the divider to fit.