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Offline c_dwyer

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Drill bit and blade systainer insert
« on: February 09, 2016, 11:23 PM »
I got tired of loose blades and drill bits in my yellow combo tool container and switched over the drill/saw/charger into a midi.  Made a tray for organizing loose bits and some extra stuff. I like the idea of magnetic strips on the inside of the lid for the blades that other folks had on theirs, but haven't gotten a round tuit yet. That's coming, and of course more blades to take up all that lid real estate with.

The saw & drill are in fairly tight, but loose enough to get 1/4 ply down only one side.  I had to cut a notch on the other end of the "stand" to wrap around the battery, and then built the tray from there. Materials were about $20 and only took a few hrs. I made the sides high enough to mount a handle across the insert, which required 3 notches on each side for the lid to close.  I scrapped that idea for a short handle instead, which allows better access to everything and space to lay drill sets. At that point, the sides could have been cut down, but I didn't bother as it would have been a pain after being built.  Thank you all for the inspiration.
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Offline Scorpion

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Re: Drill bit and blade systainer insert
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 09:52 AM »
The saw & drill are in fairly tight, but loose enough to get 1/4 ply down only one side.  I had to cut a notch on the other end of the "stand" to wrap around the battery, and then built the tray from there. Materials were about $20 and only took a few hrs. I made the sides high enough to mount a handle across the insert, which required 3 notches on each side for the lid to close.  I scrapped that idea for a short handle instead, which allows better access to everything and space to lay drill sets. At that point, the sides could have been cut down, but I didn't bother as it would have been a pain after being built.  Thank you all for the inspiration.

Very creative.  Hadn't considered making the insert float over the tools in the bottom of the systainer.  I also like how you managed to conform to the front of the systainer without complex piecing.

Nice work.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Drill bit and blade systainer insert
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 11:01 PM »
I like the idea of the row of sockets along the top edge of the insert.

Seth

Offline Staniam

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Re: Drill bit and blade systainer insert
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 08:48 AM »
Very creative and nicely executed. I have my three drills taking up a whole sys2 with their extra batteries and chargers, accessories and bits taking up another sys 2 that's always attached to it. I might use some of your ideas for better organization.
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Offline c_dwyer

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Re: Drill bit and blade systainer insert
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 09:41 PM »
Thank you, it's morphed from several other ideas/threads here on the FOG. While it's not furniture, it is functional which is what I needed to help me consolidate. I figured the midi was the perfect size to get everything into one place, and I haven't seen much attention being paid to this particular systainer.  It offers a lot of potential for coming up with additional insert designs, and hoping this generates some more ideas out there.

Offline Scorpion

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Re: Drill bit and blade systainer insert
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 07:45 AM »

I figured the midi was the perfect size to get everything into one place, and I haven't seen much attention being paid to this particular systainer. 


Completely missed that it's a MIDI.  No wonder the saw fit!  When I first saw the pic I thought I might just try it this weekend.  I would have been perplexed.

Offline Acrobat

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Re: Drill bit and blade systainer insert
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 07:57 PM »
I like the idea of the loose tools and bits in their tray above the tools below. Good use of the space. And as Seth said, the row of driver sockets along the ply is a good idea too. Well configured.
I guess it's a similar idea to the new sys boxes that have the lower drawer underneath. Very useful.
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Offline rst

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Re: Drill bit and blade systainer insert
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 09:24 PM »
I have 12 of the Midis that I use for other than Festool equipment.  I used to buy Plano tool boxes for all my tools.  A lot of these tools had accessories in the trays that came with the boxes.  The trays fit nicely into the Midis by cutting out notches where the Midis bow inward on the sides.  For example I keep two grinders in a Midi II, one with a metal cutting blade, one with a diamond masonry blade all the various cutting wheels and wrenches reside in the tray.