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Offline BW

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 [huh]Hi,

I have owned a ct36 for a while and I am finding the systainer box not tough enough for my sites, already broke 2 5T boxes.
I am now thinking of replacing them with Dewalt's tough boxes, have any one find a way to attach them on to your CT vacs?
Mine is a CT36 E AC HD.

Thanks
BW
« Last Edit: August 15, 2018, 07:58 AM by BW »

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Have any one find a way to attach Dewalt tough box on a ct vac?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 10:58 AM »
Welcome to the FOG  [wink]

What about the Dewalt TSTAK cart on top of your CT? Remove the CT garage use the garage bolts to affix a 18mm ply. Remove the cart wheels on the TSTAK and use the wheel holes to screw everything together.
Mario

Offline ColossusX

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Re: Have any one find a way to attach Dewalt tough box on a ct vac?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 11:57 AM »
The tough system boxes are much sturdier than the tstak boxes.  If you're looking for tough, get the tough system. I don't have a CT but would imagine attaching one to some ply and attaching the ply to the ct.  Get some 3d printed systainer feet to help seat it.

Offline John Beauchamp

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Re: Have any one find a way to attach Dewalt tough box on a ct vac?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018, 12:16 PM »
using a ct to stack tough boxes on is not a terrible idea but I would definitely not attach it to the ct garage. I always thought the broken garage complaints were careless users until mine broke, definitely not careless usage. It amazes me what Festool gets away with and still has this reputation for quality. With the plastics available today there is absolutely no reason they can't provide an indestructible ct garage. 
TS55REQ, MFT/3, RO90, CT36, DF500

Online Peter_C

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Re: Have any one find a way to attach Dewalt tough box on a ct vac?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 03:44 PM »
Fixed it for you! ;)
The tough system boxes are much sturdier than the tstak boxes.  If you're looking for tough, get the Milwaukee Packout's. I don't have a CT but would imagine attaching one to some ply and attaching the ply to the ct.  Get some 3d printed systainer feet to help seat it.
If it were me I would use the bottom of a Systainer and find a way to mount whatever tool box desired. Packout system is supposed to have a mount coming out within a month. On that note though I see no need to mount larger heavier tool boxes on top of my CT36, as I have roller bottoms which better serve the purpose. I started the switch from Ridgid boxes to the Packout's and will probably step up and buy a bunch more Packout's on the Black Friday Sale at Home Depot. The Packout's are that much better than the Ridgid's and it is nuts to have two different types...scratch that three different types including Systainer's.

There are lots of comparisons available.
https://toolguyd.com/milwaukee-packout-modular-tool-storage-system/

Offline DOZERBUILDS

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Re: Have any one find a way to attach Dewalt tough box on a ct vac?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 10:28 PM »
Go with packout by milwaukee. Its amazing. Blows dewalt away.

Offline maccruiskeen

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Re: Have any one find a way to attach Dewalt tough box on a ct vac?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 05:08 PM »
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If you're looking for tough, get the tough system.

The boxes are tough but the metal latches are a bit of an Achilles heel. If the latches on systainer get snagged then ping off and you can pop them back on again. The metal latches stay attached if they get caught on something but pulll one and bend out of shape as a result.

I've got a whole selection of tanos (classic and TLoc), auer and makpak boxes and so far (over a 15 year period) have only managed to crack the lid of one of the Makitas. The one Tough box I've got the the latch was paralellagrammed within 3 or 4 days. It still just about functions but being out of shape its now more prone to getting snagged again. To my mind they just seem bulky and clumsy for the contents they can carry - I've now dispensed the contents (two dewalt cordless nailers) into a spare makpak and will probably bin the Tough box.