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Offline Sal Bandini

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Makita "Systainers"
« on: March 02, 2017, 01:17 PM »
I see them for very good price. They look just like the Classic Systainers, but with rounded corners. Does anyone have experience with them? I am considering getting some and don't mind that they are not as easy to open as T-Loc, but the price is too good.

Offline live4ever

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Re: Makita "Systainers"
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 01:50 PM »
Yes, got a bunch when they were last being blown out a few months ago.  They are excellent as long as you don't mind them being...classic.  Identical to FT classic systainers minus the branding.
"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 aosty

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Re: Makita "Systainers"
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 02:41 PM »
I've seen at least three variations of the classic style Makita "Systainer"...

- Tanos-made - identical except for color
- rounded corners - compatible/stackable but probably not Tanos
- rounded corners, different looking front, not compatible

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=makita+systainer


« Last Edit: March 02, 2017, 03:04 PM by aosty »

Offline live4ever

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Re: Makita "Systainers"
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 02:55 PM »
I took a closer look at mine after aosty's post and I have the "rounded corners" ones.  They are functionally identical/compatible to the FT systainers but have slight aesthetic and/or construction differences - e.g. ribbing reinforcements inside.  So I shouldn't have said "identical" with respect to mine (which were bought from CPO a few months ago) as it does appear they may not be made by Tanos. 
"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 Sal Bandini

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Re: Makita "Systainers"
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 03:54 PM »
It says compatible with SP6000J/J1 system, and Festool Systainer cases.

Even if they aren't compatible, I could join them together if I bought multiple.

Offline sheperd80

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Re: Makita "Systainers"
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 08:46 PM »
I briefly owned the Makita tracksaw and case. Its a lower quality version of the classic systainer so its compatible with those, and can take t-locs on top of it but not below.

It worked, but it was flimsy and cheap compared to the Tanos boxes.

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Offline VesaS

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Re: Makita "Systainers"
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 06:49 AM »
I too have Makita track saw systainer, wouldn't say its lower quality or flimsy. Even compared with T-LOCs.
That box has something mentioned in german langue as well.
(Offenbach Main Germany and Industriedesign Topel und Pausel and sperrgut)

Vesa
I'd like to have RO 90, Kapex and maybe something else

Offline Sal Bandini

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Re: Makita "Systainers"
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 10:58 AM »
Well, it's $34.99 for "Sys-III" size, free shipping, free return, so I think I will buy one and check it out.

Thanks everyone for your input.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Makita "Systainers"
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 11:32 AM »
Actually the non-rounded corner version (the one I have has red latches) are not Tanos or Systainer branded either, which is probably why they disappeared and then the rounded corner style appeared.  [wink]

Seth