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Offline live4ever

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Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:33 PM »
Or more importantly, will *I* like the Sys-Roll?  [big grin]

I'm not nearly as mobile as the pros, but I do frequently have to take systainers on the road to the same few places.  It's getting tiresome hoisting them repeatedly in and out of the back of my SUV.  Is the Sys-roll a good solution?
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 04:37 PM »
Sure. They are nice for a hand truck that Systainers attach to. Just imagine sticking a stack of Systainers on a hand truck. Sound useful to you? Well there ya go!
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Online grobkuschelig

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 04:39 PM »
Hi,

I currently only have a SYS-cart and that has already proven to be tremendously helpful.
But I am eying a SYS-roll as well.
Way more stable to move over bumps and up/down stairs from what I‘ve seen.

Offline live4ever

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 04:54 PM »
Sure. They are nice for a hand truck that Systainers attach to. Just imagine sticking a stack of Systainers on a hand truck. Sound useful to you? Well there ya go!

LOL, it's not like I didn't get the concept.  Just can't decide if it will make as big of a difference as I think.  Only two ways to find out I guess:  (1) Post a question on the FOG, (2) do it!
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Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 05:19 PM »
Just keep in mind the SYSROLL is not collapsible - a SYSCART may be a better option, at least one that takes up less space on the truck...

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 05:30 PM »
I love my Sys-roll.  I rarely use it for moving Systainers though.  It is a great lite weight handtruck with a light weight limit.  Just moved an old crt tv out of the house down the stairs, etc.  I move stuff I don't want to lift.  It lives outside in the elements.  I know I should be banned for that, but just being honest.

Where it really shines or is diffent from a handtruck is that once it is standing upright it has additional casters that allow you to push and rotate at will.  And lock.

Frank Pellow put his thru the works and that is why my wife bought me a tax deductible Christmas present.  I don't use it everyday but when that stack of Systainers needs to be moved or that 80 lb houseplant has to go outside or in, it is called to action.

Peter

Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 07:55 PM »
I like mine, enough to buy a couple more... It's  handled being bumped over gravel, rocks, dirt and grass, up and down stairs and hills. The strap is a big help, of course, but I haven't gotten the hang of strapping the track to the side where the slots are in the base part. The tracks just pop out of the cart when I try to move them to the truck from indoors. It rolls really nice indoors on all four wheels.

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Offline Vondawg

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 08:35 PM »
I use this it folds down to pretty much flat (e few inches) very sturdy
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Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 08:47 PM »
I like mine,the caster wheels make it nice when you are at the site.
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Offline mackenzie

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 09:41 AM »
I like mine more since I made some modifications to it.

@ProCarpenterRVA Regarding the guide rail holders; simply chisel out the plastic support found in the middle of each of the guide rail channels of the Sys-Roll and the guide rails fit snugly and do not budge.

Offline live4ever

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2018, 11:41 AM »
I like mine more since I made some modifications to it.

@ProCarpenterRVA Regarding the guide rail holders; simply chisel out the plastic support found in the middle of each of the guide rail channels of the Sys-Roll and the guide rails fit snugly and do not budge.

You're just going to leave us hanging?  What modifications did you make?  [thanks]
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Offline ChrisK1970

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2018, 01:41 PM »
I’ve got two and love them both. I’m not a pro but have a shop at home and I use them there all the time. And when I do go out, it’s nice going up the stairs to the farm or wherever with them.
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Offline Jeff Zanin

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2018, 05:00 PM »
I am a hobbiest/DIY/honey-do type and I really like mine.  It seems a bit flimsy because it is plastic but I have yet to damage it or have a load fall off.  Locking the systainers together and using the tether strap are important when traversing stairs or rough terrain.

In the shop I use it sort of like a service cart to bring my favourite items to where I am working.  For work outside the shop it is almost always used unless it is a minor task that can be handled with the tool tote.

Most of the systainers I typically have on the Sys-Roll are drawer and sort style so the don't need to be unstacked.

I wish it folded but when loading up I wish even more I had a van instead of a pickup truck.

Jeff
« Last Edit: January 06, 2018, 12:07 PM by Jeff Zanin »

Offline live4ever

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2018, 06:10 PM »
Thanks all.  I've got several Sys-carts which are great for storing and moving systainer stacks around the shop, but not really helpful for transporting them.  I'm going to give the sys-roll a whirl. 
"What you have to do tomorrow, do today.  What you have to do today, do now."  - a wise grandfather who was clearly talking about purchasing Festools

Offline demographic

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2018, 07:17 PM »
Yeah, I like it.

I move around a lot on building sites and its good for the larger commercial ones (nice flat concrete floors and not masses of mud).
I've put a length of Unwin track up one side, bolted through to a length of ground flat stock set into the side hole that run the full height of it.
Unwin Track.

I've not got pictures of it yet but plan on using that to carry various tools that I like to be accessible.

The guiderail recess thing in the bottom has a stupid little bit of plastic that I couldn't work out a use for and got in the way of me putting the rails into so I attacked them with a multicutter, no regrets on that one.

Offline fignewton

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 08:03 AM »
I really like mine.  I keep a sys1 on the bottom, then my 3-drawer systainer that i keep all the dogs and clamps in, and a sys-MFT on top.  I park it under the front of my MFT+ when not being used, then roll it out.  It’s handy to then set the domino or routers on off to the side of the work area.  I move it over to my MFT-type assembly area so all the clamps, etc are handy, and if using it for tracksaw operations, gives me a place to set the saw down rather than on the floor.  When working on the cars or detailing, I roll it to where I’m working for a comfortable place to set things down, and I can clamp on the top if needed.  Very versatile piece.
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Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2018, 10:03 PM »
Thanks all.  I've got several Sys-carts which are great for storing and moving systainer stacks around the shop, but not really helpful for transporting them.  I'm going to give the sys-roll a whirl.

@live4ever I think you will like it.  I have one and find it quite useful.  Holds lots of systainers and handles stairs well.  I made a “topper” for mine out of some left over MDF with an edge.  Works great for an extra place to put hand tools, screws, etc. when working at home.  Just remember to do as @mackenzie suggested and chisel out the little plastic piece for great rail storage when on the move.

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2018, 10:06 PM »
Thanks all.  I've got several Sys-carts which are great for storing and moving systainer stacks around the shop, but not really helpful for transporting them.  I'm going to give the sys-roll a whirl.

@live4ever I think you will like it.  I have one and find it quite useful.  Holds lots of systainers and handles stairs well.  I made a “topper” for mine out of some left over MDF with an edge.  Works great for an extra place to put hand tools, screws, etc. when working at home.  Just remember to do as @mackenzie suggested and chisel out the little plastic piece for great rail storage when on the move.

Offline live4ever

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 11:40 PM »
@live4ever I think you will like it.  I have one and find it quite useful.  Holds lots of systainers and handles stairs well.  I made a “topper” for mine out of some left over MDF with an edge.  Works great for an extra place to put hand tools, screws, etc. when working at home.  Just remember to do as @mackenzie suggested and chisel out the little plastic piece for great rail storage when on the move.

@SoonerFan Thanks!  Got any pics of the "topper?"  Does it attach to the tops of systainers or to the sys-roll?
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Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2018, 01:28 PM »
Here are the pictures of my "topper".  I do not attach it to the Sys-Roll or the systainer.  Rather I wanted it easy to remove in case I need to access tools in the systainers.  Further I never put power tools on it so I am not that's worried about it falling off.  I did put a border on the bottom to outline the systainer.  This outline forces me to make sure it is balanced when in use.

Maybe someone can rotate the mages.  If not I will look again tonight to see if I can rotate.







@live4ever I think you will like it.  I have one and find it quite useful.  Holds lots of systainers and handles stairs well.  I made a “topper” for mine out of some left over MDF with an edge.  Works great for an extra place to put hand tools, screws, etc. when working at home.  Just remember to do as @mackenzie suggested and chisel out the little plastic piece for great rail storage when on the move.

@SoonerFan Thanks!  Got any pics of the "topper?"  Does it attach to the tops of systainers or to the sys-roll?

Offline live4ever

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2018, 04:19 PM »
@SoonerFan
Nice job - simple but elegant and functional!  But now that you've revealed that you have a stash of Festool-green paint in your hands, I'm curious what else in your shop has been painted that color...
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Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2018, 04:29 PM »





Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2018, 05:44 PM »
@live4ever  the only other items I have painted that color is the edging on the Kapex cart I built.  I ended up with a gallon from Sherwin Williams so I should have enough for a while unless my wife let's me paint the built in I am working on that color.

@copcarcollector collector Thanks for rotating the images.  Let me know what I did wrong.  I got a new laptop.  Posting images is just one of a few issues I am having now.

Offline Billy stray

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2018, 08:08 AM »
Has anyone ever built a sysroll, ive searched it but nothing comes up ?
Billy

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2018, 09:51 AM »
Check out the MF-TC from @TimTool .

I think this is the closest I have seen someone “building a sysroll”.
I recon before trying to build a plain sysroll, I’d rather purchase the festool one, when comparing time/money.

But the MF-TCs greatly enhance the value/use-case of your Systainer transportation.

Offline Billy stray

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Re: Do you like your Sys-Roll?
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2018, 10:02 AM »
Im very familiar with this idea @grobkuschelig
Its a great product tim has designed but your extremely limited to how many systainers it will carry..
Ive ordered the sysroll on Amazon in the past and wasn't very impressed with the quality of its construction for the money
Then realized it was already broken during delivery
Id like to build one but was hoping to see if there were others
Thanks
 Billy Stray
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