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Offline thudchkr

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Re: Custom Foam Inserts for Systainers
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2018, 03:49 PM »
I've tried posting this pic multiple times but the FOG keeps throwing a 500 error and rejecting the post  [huh]  Giving it one more try.

I wanted to followup on my post with the solution I found.  I did a tour of the various big box hardware stores without finding a tool case that would work for me.  As a last resort I headed to HF.  What I found there surprised me.  HF is now selling a knock-off version of a Pelican case.  The case I found is built like a tank, complete with a seal, and filled with layers of pick-foam.  Unlike many other HF products, even the labels peeled off the case without leaving gluey residue. 

So, for under $50 (with the usual 20% off coupon) I found a nice solution to my problem. [thumbs up]  Here is a photo.

Thanks to everyone for your help

I know you mentioned a different drill was not an option, but have you ever looked at the Milwaukee 1680-20?  For what you described, it might work really well. I’ve one of those and it’s cordless counterpart. I much prefer them when in a high torque drilling situation.
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Offline jbasen

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Re: Custom Foam Inserts for Systainers
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2018, 07:29 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion.  I expect the 1680-20 has enough torque but there are other aspects of the 1660-6 that make it ideal for cutting tenons in hickory logs.  First the handle design, with the auxiliary handle attached, forms a big T that makes the drill easier to control.  Second the 1660-6 is a fixed speed drill (450 RPM) that also makes it easier control and allows you to cut a smoother tenon.

Thanks

Offline fyme

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Re: Custom Foam Inserts for Systainers
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2018, 11:40 AM »
New inserts  [smile]

Makita RT0700CX2








Offline jbasen

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Re: Custom Foam Inserts for Systainers
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2018, 11:53 AM »
Nice job @fyme

Offline blaszcsj

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Re: Custom Foam Inserts for Systainers
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2018, 12:33 PM »
@fyme What foam are you using? Are you cutting that with a CNC or router/templates?

asking for a friend...

New inserts  [smile]

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Offline fyme

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Re: Custom Foam Inserts for Systainers
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2018, 01:20 PM »
It is a soundproofing/Acoustic Foam. Actually, it's a waste of foam that I use at work  [smile]



I cut the foam with a knife



PS: Sorry for my english  [wink]
« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 01:24 PM by fyme »