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Offline C9belayer

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Festools SYS-AZ Dimension Diagram question
« on: April 05, 2017, 02:50 PM »
Festool's SYS-AZ drawer instructions has a nice diagram listing dimensions. Most are nice and obvious, but the one that says "max. 1000mm" is NOT: Is that a maximum interior measurement, or exterior (i.e. the maximum 1000mm includes the thickness of the top and bottom panels)???

It's killing that the answer is not obvious...

Offline bnaboatbuilder

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Re: Festools SYS-AZ Dimension Diagram question
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 02:57 PM »
The 1 meter maximum limit means nothing in reality. In corporate world fairy land, they just created a safety height maximum as I have always understood from a liability perspective. Make your own system of drawers as tall as you want. Just think about your own safety and tipping possibility if multiple drawers are extended.
- John

Offline justaguy

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Re: Festools SYS-AZ Dimension Diagram question
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 03:04 PM »
I read it as 1000mm length for the side panels. That said when I made my cases I went with 48 inches to simplify the plywood cuts.

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Festools SYS-AZ Dimension Diagram question
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 06:02 PM »
@bnaboatbuilder is spot on; it's an arbitrary number to stop them being built too high and toppling over on people or something similar. Mine are somewhat taller than 1000mm but are attached to the wall to prevent such occurrences...

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Offline C9belayer

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Re: Festools SYS-AZ Dimension Diagram question
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 06:30 PM »
Thanks guys, great advice. I guess I was thinking if they're exactly to Festool's spec, you could use the various combinations of systainers suggested by the 2017 catalogue chart and not end up with empty space above the last one. However, GarryMartin's idea of using that space to put a binder of all shop manuals is brilliant, and solves the problem. Thanks!

Offline paulc75

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Re: Festools SYS-AZ Dimension Diagram question
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 02:41 PM »
When I built mine I used side panels @992mm to utilise LR32 spacing. Sides were captive which gave a finished height of 1028mm. This allowed for virtually any configuration of assorted sizes without any wasted space at all.

I then decided I wanted a chaos wall so built another set on top sharing the central horizontal panel resulting in a total finished height of 2038mm

Offline paulc75

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Re: Festools SYS-AZ Dimension Diagram question
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2017, 04:47 AM »
Hope this helps, photos wouldn't post previously

Offline C9belayer

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Re: Festools SYS-AZ Dimension Diagram question
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 07:41 PM »
Thanks, Paulc75... and love your avatar, and your Wall-O-Festoon pictures
I'll use your measurements in my plans...