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Offline Dbn107

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Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« on: October 12, 2014, 07:31 PM »
            Long time lurker here.  Borrowed a friends ts75 about a year ago and my festool obsession has taken over since.  Besides my growing festool collection, I've been switching over many of my non festools into Systainers and it has worked out great.  One area that has always bothered me is my hand tools, which previously I've had in several different open top tool bags and have never been satisfied.  I'm mostly a finish carpenter (built-ins, crown, etc) but often have to tackle odd jobs and need quick access to my tools.  Anyway I picked up a couple of the sys-toolbox's but hadn't gotten around to creating dividers to effectively house my tools.  Decided today to work out a quick solution for one of the boxes and although I haven't used it in the field I think its going to work out well and was quick and cheap. 
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Offline #Tee

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 07:39 PM »
great idea! i like it better than the plywood setup
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 08:23 PM »
Great job!  I know that I've got some PVC pipe around here somewhere.

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Offline overanalyze

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 08:23 PM »
I like it! Great idea! Thank you for posting it.

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 11:19 PM »
Clever design!

I'm sure we could figure it out, but would you mind sharing what size pipe(s) you used?
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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 12:14 AM »
Hi,

      Nice idea!  [thumbs up]


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Offline Dbn107

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 07:00 AM »
1", 2" and 3" pipe.  Which I could say it was planned but just happened to have some scrap around and test fit a few pieces till I had something that used the space well.

Offline Scott in Bend

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 01:13 PM »
Pretty darn cool and the cuts look to be perfectly square.  How did you cut them so straight?  Are the PVC tubes glued to themselves and is the bundle loose in the toolbox? 

Offline Dbn107

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 05:31 PM »
I set up a stop and cut all of the pipe on the chop saw (haven't sprung for the Kapex yet, but its next up) with a fine tooth blade.  It cuts easily with a finish blade but the plastic "dust" is really annoying.  The pipes are all glued to each other and friction fit into the tool box.  Its a tight fit but I could remove it if needed. 
Dan

Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 05:46 PM »
Dan - That is cool, thanks for the idea! Sure beats everything tossed on top of each other, like mine is now---

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2014, 09:57 PM »
I'm soon going to get a Sys tool box or two, this is a nifty idea, thanks for showing!
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Offline gbrunner77

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2014, 02:47 PM »
Hi Dan,

I love the idea! Been on my "to do" list for a while now, what is the pipe you used for? I had a quick look in a local DIY store and all the pipe the had was really thin….

Many Thanks
Graham

Offline Davej

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2014, 04:38 PM »
Hi Dan,

I love the idea! Been on my "to do" list for a while now, what is the pipe you used for? I had a quick look in a local DIY store and all the pipe the had was really thin….

Many Thanks
Graham


Plumbers merchant for 1/4"  1/2"   2"   3"  abs pipe.  Electrical merchant for  20 mm conduit. I would think that should cover most of your needs.
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Offline PA floor guy

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2014, 04:50 PM »
Awesome job

Offline rst

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2014, 08:17 PM »
Great post, you prompted me to finally switch my tools from the Bucket boss I've used for 15 years to the deep systainer toolbox.  It makes access and visibility much better.

Offline gbrunner77

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2014, 03:10 PM »
Hi Dan,

I love the idea! Been on my "to do" list for a while now, what is the pipe you used for? I had a quick look in a local DIY store and all the pipe the had was really thin….

Many Thanks
Graham


Plumbers merchant for 1/4"  1/2"   2"   3"  abs pipe.  Electrical merchant for  20 mm conduit. I would think that should cover most of your needs.
Dave

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Offline Billy stray

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2017, 09:07 PM »
Ive been searching for an idea like this for days and kept coming up with the same 2 images ,i really like this, its cheap and the best thing no wasted space 👍
Billy

Offline RDMuller

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2017, 10:06 PM »
Great idea.  To cut PVC, use these ratchet scissors.  They are phenomenal, cut square, squeeze easily, and are cheap.   You can use them while standing on a ladder working with your arms above your head.  I have had some nasty plumbing adventures lately!  They come in various sizes.  They will also cut pex.    Sorry they don't do copper tubing!



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Offline tazprime38

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 08:59 PM »
I done this a few years back and did post some pics. It wasn't  my thread.
I did this to a CK tool tote bag using 42mm and 32mm waste pipe mainly. Recently I bought the Vaughn tool tote bix that is part of a similar toolbox system to systainers only slightly larger, which I like.

For this I used standard square downpipe and round wastepipe. For tools with thin shafts I used plastic 15mm pipe.  It works really well untill you start throwing extra tools ontop.

I will be redoing my CK tote bag with the square downpipe as much easier to fit various size tools and no space is wasted.

Anther thing I will be doing is to cap off the base if the pipes so if I filled one up with small parts for example plumbing bits, I can simply slide the pipe 'container' in and out of the tote as needed.

Will post pictures later.

@Dbn 107

I tried cutting  the square pipe with the evolution mitre saw , only to shatter the pipe. So done them by hand and then ran a deburrer around the cuts.

With my toe box on its system roller it is very easy to move about too.

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2017, 05:34 AM »
A much better use of pvc than what I attempted a while ago.  I thought that lining my golf bag with pvc pipe would be a good idea to guide the club shafts back into the bag.  It worked so long as I was riding in a cart, then didn't when I had to walk the course!  A little on the heavy side....
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Offline BJM9818

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 07:40 AM »
A much better use of pvc than what I attempted a while ago.  I thought that lining my golf bag with pvc pipe would be a good idea to guide the club shafts back into the bag.  It worked so long as I was riding in a cart, then didn't when I had to walk the course!  A little on the heavy side....

OP great idea

Naildriver try this. They have been around for years.
https://www.amazon.com/Player-Supreme-Golf-Tubes-Dividers/dp/B01M35G3SS


Offline tazprime38

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Re: Sys-toolbox pvc organizer
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2017, 12:39 PM »
For those that don't use facebook here is my tote oganiser.

This is a vaunt tote set on a trolley of the same system but badged and sold under Dakota name by Rutlands.

I have plastic pipe glued together for small tools and square downpipe for larger tools. I have onle welded the downpipe in pairs but probably weld either the rows together or in fours so they don't wobble about.

I have used the waste pipe solution in a CK tote (same as Magma tote) for many years.

Every tool just stands in its own place and can be found and placed back easily.

The Vaunt and Dakota systainer type toolboxes are bigger than tanos systainers and the tote is a fantastic size compared to the tanos or makita tote. With the wheeled dolly its brilliant. I have a bucket tool organiser which I may adapt so it can be attached to this tote but with the option of removing via maybe velcro.