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Offline Aycliffeflyer

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Shop built sysport
« on: March 18, 2017, 09:39 AM »
What would the spacings be when building a sysport to house various systainers. i.e. is there a formulae for setting out for drilling holes to fit draw slides etc?

Offline neilc

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Re: Shop built sysport
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 04:37 PM »
If you are using the SysAZ drawers, the instruction sheet includes some dimensions for fitting them and for spacing the various size systainers. 

Here's a link to those -

In terms of vertical hole spacing, I've built them with 32mm hole spacing for adjustability as indicated in the manual.  But you can also 'wing it' if you don't need adjustability and possibly get a higher density of systainers in the cabinet.  For one cabinet, I simply installed the bottom drawer in place and then a 1/4" piece of ply over that as a spacer and marked and installed the second drawer directly above it with minimal clearance between the systainers.

There are also several videos on YouTube that you might want to check out as well - I just searched for SysAZ drawer

And welcome to FOG.  Please share your photos as you proceed with the build -
« Last Edit: March 18, 2017, 04:47 PM by neilc »

Online six-point socket II

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Re: Shop built sysport
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 05:13 PM »

First question is if you're going to just drill the holes you need, or if you're going with complete (32mm) hole lines / pattern.

Second question is what slides are you going to use and how/where you are going to fix them to your drawers. (They will determine the spacing of first hole of the line, starting from bottom.)

Third question is if you want recessed/flush drawer fronts. (This will, in conjunction with the slides and their hole spacing, determine spacing of the first hole (line) from the edge.

For the original SYS-AZ drawers the PDF neilc linked will give you all of this information.

If you like me build the drawers yourself - you need to calculate and measure yourself and use the information provided by the manufacturer of the slides.

In my case I went with Hettich 5332 ( ) and I wanted flush drawer fronts, so I used their information to plan/calculate and drill my complete 32mm hole lines /pattern.

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Offline antss

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Re: Shop built sysport
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 05:17 PM »
 [eek] [eek] [eek] [eek] [eek]

Somebody needs a line boring machine.

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Re: Shop built sysport
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 12:06 PM »
Seriously! LR 32 System!!!
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Offline Horio

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Re: Shop built sysport
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 03:57 PM »
I put together a little spreadsheet I put together that should help with determining the height of a DIY sysport using the Sys-AZ drawers.  Shoot me a PM with your email, and I can send it to you.
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