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Offline nvalinski

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Makita MakPac Insert for Subcompact Drill/Driver?
« on: December 27, 2018, 12:21 PM »
Came across the Makita DLX2221BT2 combination over in the UK which looks like it's equivalent to the Makita subcompact line in the US, just with a nice stacking box. I am struggling to find the insert number though, as I'd love to either get a Makpac or maybe just another T-Loc to get these drills into my current setup. Does anyone here happen to have this kit to know if they are the same drills and what the part number on the plastic insert tray is?

Online RobBob

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Re: Makita MakPac Insert for Subcompact Drill/Driver?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 04:09 PM »
I would also like to have the insert for my subcompact combo.  Have you tried calling Makita?
Here's the box, although I think a T-loc would integrate better if you already have T-locs:
Makita box
« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 04:12 PM by RobBob »


Offline nvalinski

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Re: Makita MakPac Insert for Subcompact Drill/Driver?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 09:20 AM »
@ColossusX that appears to be an insert for the more "standard" drills, but I have wondered if it might work well anyways. It seems that they have one other insert that allows both the drill and driver to go nose down into the insert, as opposed to the drill being laid diagonally. This also leaves room for a pack of bits.

Offline ColossusX

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Re: Makita MakPac Insert for Subcompact Drill/Driver?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 10:44 AM »
Unfortunately it seems most tools makers ignore the US market when it comes to tool containers and inserts. It's difficult to find Bosch tools in L-boxxes for instance.  Or Makita in their Makpacs.  Or Metabo on their versions. I've settled on Systainers (classic and Tloc) and Dewalt Tough System for my tools.  I'm forced to use foam inserts or custom inserts.  It seems the European and Pacific rim markets have a much better time in getting inserts and boxes.   

Offline tallgrass

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Re: Makita MakPac Insert for Subcompact Drill/Driver?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 12:16 PM »
the reason that manufactures do not consider the  containers the tools are stored  is simply they have found the vast number of contractors store their tools in piles, in the back of their trucks, mixed with the detritus of their job sites.

Offline nvalinski

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Re: Makita MakPac Insert for Subcompact Drill/Driver?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2018, 07:32 PM »
Yes, looks like custom is going to have to be the way to go unless I get a response from Makita directly. Appears the insert that @ColossusX linked to is for the larger drills and probably won't fit. I may end up just getting two medium boxes instead of a single large and making flat Kaizen inserts for each.

Offline harry_

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Re: Makita MakPac Insert for Subcompact Drill/Driver?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2018, 12:57 AM »
the reason that manufactures do not consider the  containers the tools are stored  is simply they have found the vast number of contractors store their tools in piles, in the back of their trucks, mixed with the detritus of their job sites.

I think a lot of that may be driven by the space hogging blow-molded cases that have latches with a high failure rate. [2cents]
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Offline tallgrass

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Re: Makita MakPac Insert for Subcompact Drill/Driver?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 05:03 PM »
you are correct, the lack of efficiency in the inserts is a problem. That is for sure. I actually make my own inserts because theirs are so poorly thought out. I understand why they do it, I just find them on the whole to be sub optimal. Easily corrected, but irritating.

As far as early failure I am not sure about that. I have been using them for quite some time. Even brought in Tanos when they were not available here. I have had very few issues with them. I have had more problems with the the blow form boxes. Let alone the inability to easily modify the interiors of those.  However choice is king and people should use what ever works for them. I use a combination of Sortimo and systainers and that works for me.  I have a ton of both. Heck, I even have a bunch of wood Starrett boxes living with my tools. Not sure if they get along when the lights go out. [unsure]