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Offline lawhoo

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T-LOC latches in other colors
« on: November 06, 2012, 03:33 AM »
I'm trying to color-code my non-Festools using different color T-LOC latches.  The problem is that, so far, I've found only blue latches (e.g. Kreg jig) in the US.  And I haven't even found those sold separately.  Apparently Japan Woodworker was customizing T-LOC systainers at one time, because I found a thread where they had provided a couple of FOG members systainers with orange latches (which I would like for my Fein MultiMaster).  Unfortunately, the Japan Woodworker is being sold to Woodcraft, and JW's website doesn't offer T-LOC latches (or systainers with latches) other than blue and Festool green (or anthracite, to match that color systainer).  Does anyone know how we in the US can get these, especially in orange but also in other colors?

Offline sean_hogan

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 05:18 AM »
Not sure about places in the US but this company over here does they. Possibly they could ship them too you!
www.systemcontainer.co.uk
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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 06:24 AM »
Good Morning

We can help with this, catches are nice and light, so easy to post. We have the following colours; black, anthracite, sapphire blue, sky blue, emerald green, Festool green, daffodil yellow, deep orange, Protool orange, light grey, white, and carmine red.

If you're interested, PM me with your requirements and I'll do you a quote.

Best regards

Warren
www.toolfest.co.uk for FESTOOL products

www.systemcontainer.co.uk for TANOS products

Offline Matt Meiser

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 07:44 AM »
What about classic Systainer latches?

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012, 07:49 AM »
Warren,

Great to see your selection and offer!  I will add that I have made an inquiry of Tanos here in the US directly to see if they have some advice for this side of the pond also.  I will post when I hear something back.

Peter

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 08:22 AM »
This is an old post but for those that are still looking for color latches Lee Valley offer the Tanos T-LOC latches in five different colors. Mini and standard are available.
Mario

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 10:09 AM »
This is an old post but for those that are still looking for color latches Lee Valley offer the Tanos T-LOC latches in five different colors. Mini and standard are available.


Welcome to the forum !  [smile]   And thanks for the update.


Seth

Offline Cheese

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 11:42 AM »
I just received several colored latches from Woodcraft. They stock 12 different colors: Anthracite, Sapphire blue, Signal blue, Emerald green, Signal green, Black, Orange, Sky blue, Light gray, Carmine red, Daffodil yellow and White. Received them within 3 days of the order.  [cool]

https://www.woodcraft.com/search?q=tanos+catch&button=search

Offline T. Ernsberger

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 08:18 PM »
Yep, get them from Woodcraft.  They have them in stock.  Your local Woodcraft can order them in. @JessicaDouglas

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 03:16 PM »
Although I really enjoy my Festools and Systainers, I just had to show my true colors. Latches from Lee Valley and Woodcraft.

Offline mike_aa

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 08:56 PM »
Hi @Dick Mahany 
The latches look great, but how about some info on how you built that rolling SysCart under the systainers?

Thanks, Mike A.

Offline Bill Fleming

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 05:21 PM »
I see that there are two different blue colors available, which is standard on the Tano branded boxes and which is the optional blue. Any trouble exchanging the catches? How about the handles?

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 08:17 PM »
I see that there are two different blue colors available, which is standard on the Tano branded boxes and which is the optional blue. Any trouble exchanging the catches? How about the handles?

Tanos offer 3 blue colors....Saphire Blue, Signal Blue and Sky Blue.

In my post above the Saphire Blue is what I used on my Bosch systainer (and is a very close match to the Bosch tool color).  The standard Tanos Blue offered on the light grey systainers is Signal Blue and it is on my 120V Sys Power box.  Sky Blue is the lightest of all and I don't have any of those, so can't offer pics.  The Tanos site has great info regarding the various colors here

No trouble exchanging TLoc catches.  I can't comment on the handles with personal experience, but it should be fairly easy.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 12:26 PM by Dick Mahany »

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: T-LOC latches in other colors
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 02:07 PM »
The handles are easy. Just place something such as a 1/4"  x 1" insert driver bit , anything about that size, at the base of the upright handle. Fold the handle down on it and it will pop free. Sometimes takes some force but it will work and no harm to the Systainer.

See video in this topic.  http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/replacement-festool-systainer-lid/msg93731/#msg93731

Seth