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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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SYS-5 MFT Twins
« on: June 09, 2016, 08:17 AM »
Both of these Systainers always come with me for installations - one is full of hand tools, the other is full of extractor parts. The 2 Festool screw clamps reside in the bottom tray of the TS-55R Systainer. This makes a great little workbench that's very useful for jigsawing, sanding etc. etc. on-site, but takes up no additional space while greatly increasing the versatility and multi-functionality of portable kit. It's also very stable in use.
I also use one as a hop up that gives me 16'' height so it's very rare I ever need a ladder to stand on.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2016, 08:23 AM by Woodwork Wizard »

Offline bobfog

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 08:20 AM »
That's actually quite clever. I've always thought these were a complete gimmick, but I was thinking inside the box as just using them as a single unit, putting two or more together makes such obvious sense, but just didn't occur to me!

Offline Kriss

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 10:45 AM »
Very cool application! Now if you get two vac-sys heads on there...  [poke] [wink]

Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 11:21 AM »
There's another application for this - sit on one and the other is your table.
A Systainer Mini makes a great lunch box...




Offline geoffshep

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 11:27 AM »
Have you swapped lids to make those up?

Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2016, 11:40 AM »
As far as I am aware SYS-MFT lids are only on SYS-1 sized Systainers so yes I did have to change the lids.

Offline RockstarRemodel

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 03:14 PM »
Your lunch fits in a mini?? Is this why I'm overweight...?

Very cool idea that I may borrow.
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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 06:49 AM »
Rockstar Remodel - great and very memorable business name and logo by the way.

The Systainer mini is my most favourite lunchbox I've ever had. Probably because it says Festool on it...

Offline jobsworth

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 02:55 PM »
Hey W/W does that mean your lunch is green and blue?
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Offline unclefester

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2016, 03:11 PM »
One's lunch should not be in anything smaller than a Sys1.....
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Offline Billy stray

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2016, 08:31 PM »
Agreed ^
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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2016, 12:39 PM »
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2017, 06:14 AM »
Both of these Systainers always come with me for installations - one is full of hand tools, the other is full of extractor parts. The 2 Festool screw clamps reside in the bottom tray of the TS-55R Systainer. This makes a great little workbench that's very useful for jigsawing, sanding etc. etc. on-site, but takes up no additional space while greatly increasing the versatility and multi-functionality of portable kit. It's also very stable in use.
I also use one as a hop up that gives me 16'' height so it's very rare I ever need a ladder to stand on.


That is cool. Was just wondering if there is a way to join multiple Systainers of the same height together and form a larger, more stable work surface. If you could assemble 4 Sys 5s into a 2x2 or 4x1 or some other configuration, grid you would have a sturdy work surface of decent size for many small jobs.

Maybe the rectangular pockets on the front and sides of the Systainer could be used if a connector were made to fit them. Something like the clip on the CT-SYS vacuum for the shoulder strap but two of them face-to-face that you would slip in the pockets. Might be a good candidate for a 3D printer project.
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Offline mattmass

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2017, 07:32 AM »
I've also being using the SYS-MFT as well and it's been fantastic! I have very limited space for tool storage, and really none at all for a work table. Very useful product for sure.

And swapping the lids is brilliant!

Offline Bob D.

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2017, 01:31 PM »
Here is a quick mock up of what I am thinking of made from a couple scraps of 8mm plywood glued together face to face. This was the quickest way for me to show what I envisioned and to test it out. Not for strength because this mockup will not tolerate much stress. I think it best to make this from aluminum or steel, or possibly a hard plastic.

As I found out you can't joint two Systainers side-by-side using this method securely because there is only one place where you can insert a Systainer connector. But along the front there are two slots so you can join them face to face and still open the Systainers to access whatever is inside. So a 1x1, 2x2, or a 2x3 face-to-face configuration is possible.

I don't have any so I just used two of my Systainers of the same height but if you put the MFT lid on your Systainers and joined them together in this manner you would have a larger work surface composed of multiple MFT Lids that would operate as one.

« Last Edit: May 13, 2017, 02:46 PM by Bob D. »
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2017, 02:52 PM »
I also use one as a hop up that gives me 16'' height so it's very rare I ever need a ladder to stand on.
You STAND on Systainers?!? Wow, I never would have tried that. They dont seem THAT strong/stout/sturdy to me.
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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2017, 03:07 PM »
I also use one as a hop up that gives me 16'' height so it's very rare I ever need a ladder to stand on.
You STAND on Systainers?!? Wow, I never would have tried that. They dont seem THAT strong/stout/sturdy to me.

Even I have done it - but with care with my feet near the edges where there is more support. It is best to have something on top to spread the load like a piece of MDF or a cherry picker !

I routinely sit on my systainers during filming although I now use my workshop stool more often.

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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: SYS-5 MFT Twins
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2017, 05:53 PM »
MFT top Systainers easily take my weight, I've stood on an MFT topped SYS-5 well over a hundred times and I'm almost 14 stone and haven't gone through one yet.