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Offline Huxleywood

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US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« on: November 06, 2016, 01:23 AM »
I am looking for a US source for a preferably a Mirka Sys 3, as I want to one to use for 6" paper, as an alternative does anyone know how much the Mirka Yellow differs from the Tanos daffodil yellow which Woodcraft has.  There isn't a Woodcraft close and the ones I have been to while traveling haven't had the daffodil in stock.  BTW I know Mirka has or at least had a Sys 3 as I have seen pictures of them online that were in the UK.

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 03:13 PM »
Tanos yellow not even close to Mirka's .

Have you tried contacting Mirka directly about a case ?

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 03:25 PM »
Tanos yellow not even close to Mirka's .

Have you tried contacting Mirka directly about a case ?

Not so sure about that.   I have a Mirka systainer and also some Tanos daffodil yellow latches. They are the same color. I have Classic in both cases so maybe Mirka changed the color when they went to T-Loc, but ..................

I have not come across a Mirka systainer with an internet search that is anything other than a Sys -II

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 03:36 PM »
I am looking for a US source for a preferably a Mirka Sys 3, as I want to one to use for 6" paper, as an alternative does anyone know how much the Mirka Yellow differs from the Tanos daffodil yellow which Woodcraft has.  There isn't a Woodcraft close and the ones I have been to while traveling haven't had the daffodil in stock.  BTW I know Mirka has or at least had a Sys 3 as I have seen pictures of them online that were in the UK.

Here you go,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mirka-Ceros-MIN6532011-Sander-Systainer-Storage-Case-/282064579971?hash=item41ac5bed83:g:8LEAAOSwnNBXWwNE

At first glance I thought this was a 3, my bad - Still, better than over seas shipping cost.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 03:45 PM by Dovetail65 »
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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 03:40 PM »
In Europe there are indeed a Mirka SYS 2 and SYS 3 on the market.
I have bought them recently from 123Lack from Germany.
- SYS 2 #MIN6532011
- SYS 3 #MIN6533011
The colour is different from the basic Tanos Daffodil version.

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Offline Huxleywood

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 05:47 PM »
Thanks everyone.

I figured the Mirka was different from daffodil since every picture on the internet made it look like a deeper richer yellow than the Mirka.  I had picked up a Sys 2 for my 5" paper from AB's Abrasives which is the same company as the eBay link here, the eBay link has the Ceros insert but they have the empty ones on their site for ~$60.  Mirka has yet to respond but I don't expect anything from them really but you never know.

I don't feel like paying international shipping for one and since the daffodil would probably clash too much I may just get a black w/yellow Systainer from Lee Valley, while the yellow won't be exact there won't be much of it.  I don't need it right now so I may just let it ride and see what might pop up.


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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2016, 05:54 PM »
Since you have a Mirka part number, might be worth asking if AB Abrasives (of another US Mirka dealer) can order it for you.

I did this for an extra Lamello systainer.
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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2016, 06:04 PM »
   Maybe someone will pop in on this topic that has both to compare. Or since Woodcraft sells both maybe a call or email could get you a comparison? Or if ordering something from Woodcraft or Lee Valley you could order a latch for comparison. From the pictures I see they look the same.

Seth
« Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 06:10 PM by SRSemenza »

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2016, 09:53 PM »
Guess I'll have to eat some crow then.   :o

The ones I saw together looked different, but then I don't know if one had UV discoloration or not. It was certainly a well lit shop.   I also assumed that Mirka just had a custom color done up for them like Makita and Metabo did. 

While we're discussing it , how about the Fein systainers ?   Custom orange ? Doesn't look like the stock deep orange from the Tanos lineup to me either.

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2016, 11:19 PM »
Maybe I can find a Woodcraft with both in stock at some point, one good thing is I can check local stock via their website and if they have the Mirka and yellow Tanos in stock I can call and hopefully not get someone that is color blind.  The yellow ones are new to Woodcraft and the last couple of Woodcrafts that I went to while traveling didn't have any yellow in stock.  Then maybe I am letting my OCD get the best of me, the Festool SYS 3 is cheaper than the yellow one at Woodcraft and the Lee Valley black and yellow one is the price of the  Festool 150 abrasive Systainer and would save me either buying the insert or building one.  I guess with the new "blue" and green systainers I have I had decided to move all my Festool sanders into those along along with Festool specific abarasives and try to get all the Mirka stuff in Mirka or Mirka colored Systainers.  This Pro 5 sander promotion seems to be working on me... I guess I should be careful what I wish for... a deal on Festool. 

Thanks again everyone.

Offline blk65brd

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2016, 04:00 AM »
Mirka is carried at a local Portland, Oregon store not to be confused with Woodcraft -  http://www.woodcrafters.us/index.php
 they also carry full line of Festool as well

Offline paulymatic

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2016, 09:03 AM »
Don't know if this is exactly the color you're looking for, but Walmart has daffodil.
Daffondil Systainer

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2016, 09:39 AM »
Don't know if this is exactly the color you're looking for, but Walmart has daffodil.
Daffondil Systainer

Not really Walmart ........ Woodcraft sold through Walmart.

I could be wrong about the colors being the same because I only have Classics to compare but as above the daffodil yellow latches that I have match the Mirka Systainer that I have . I looked at them in several different lightings.

On the Fein orange color.................. it is definitely dark orange. It almost has a very small hint of rust color in it. It is much darker than pics online show. And is completely different from the bright BTI orange. Not sure if it is the same as Tanos orange.

Seth
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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2016, 01:00 PM »
With the Lee Valley black & yellow Veritas systainers, are the yellow t-locs and handle the same daffodil yellow sold? I am wanting to purchase one to make a DeWalt systainer for a few tools. I think this would look better than a Sys III daffodil with black t-loc for DeWalt.

I think I'll be getting a Mirka systainer to house my Mirka drywall sanding blocks and 3/4" hose. This would work out perfect to keep it all in one spot and on the vac when in use.

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2016, 02:04 PM »
Woodcraft offers the Daffodil Yellow Systainers in the US.  You can order online at Woodcraft.com or by calling customer service at 1-800-225-1153.  As of now, none of our stores are actively stocking these in the different colors, but they can special order it for you.  I have an email in to Tanos directly to see if the Mirka and Daffodil Yellow are the same.  Once I hear back, I'll follow up here.

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2016, 02:32 PM »
With the Lee Valley black & yellow Veritas systainers, are the yellow t-locs and handle the same daffodil yellow sold? I am wanting to purchase one to make a DeWalt systainer for a few tools. I think this would look better than a Sys III daffodil with black t-loc for DeWalt.

I think I'll be getting a Mirka systainer to house my Mirka drywall sanding blocks and 3/4" hose. This would work out perfect to keep it all in one spot and on the vac when in use.

Almost a certainty that the Lee Valley yellow and Tanos daf. yellow are the same. I seriously doubt that Lee Valley had a special color done.

Seth

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2016, 03:13 PM »
With the Lee Valley black & yellow Veritas systainers, are the yellow t-locs and handle the same daffodil yellow sold? I am wanting to purchase one to make a DeWalt systainer for a few tools. I think this would look better than a Sys III daffodil with black t-loc for DeWalt.

I think I'll be getting a Mirka systainer to house my Mirka drywall sanding blocks and 3/4" hose. This would work out perfect to keep it all in one spot and on the vac when in use.

Almost a certainty that the Lee Valley yellow and Tanos daf. yellow are the same. I seriously doubt that Lee Valley had a special color done.

Seth

You are correct Seth. I just spoke to Lee Valley and the yellow on their black systainers are daffodil. The guy on the phone also checked a DeWalt tool next to it and said it was a darn close match. I am happy. Time to order a few.

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2016, 04:17 PM »
The discussion about latches got me thinking, I could just add a daffodil latch to my next Woodcraft order and then compare it, I can put the latch one of my anthracite Systainers and that has some Dewalt stuff in it, it isn't black but it would be good enough to identify it quickly and I would have a sample to compare in person without the trouble of trying to do it at a Woodcraft.

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2016, 06:50 PM »
Usually companies do not license or let another use their Trade colors as this would be a big liability, in case of Festool, Fein,Mirka,etc. would not let Tanos use their colors to sell to the mass market without their Branding or approval. That's why all the Tanos colors are different than the registered or copyright colors from the companies that they do business with. I have the Mirka sys and I had brought it into a woodcraft a few years ago to get another and they appeared a couple shades different than the daffodil.
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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2016, 08:10 AM »
Woodcraft offers the Daffodil Yellow Systainers in the US.  You can order online at Woodcraft.com or by calling customer service at 1-800-225-1153.  As of now, none of our stores are actively stocking these in the different colors, but they can special order it for you.  I have an email in to Tanos directly to see if the Mirka and Daffodil Yellow are the same.  Once I hear back, I'll follow up here.

Update: According to Tanos, the Mirka yellow and daffodil yellow are the same.

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2016, 12:19 PM »
Woodcraft offers the Daffodil Yellow Systainers in the US.  You can order online at Woodcraft.com or by calling customer service at 1-800-225-1153.  As of now, none of our stores are actively stocking these in the different colors, but they can special order it for you.  I have an email in to Tanos directly to see if the Mirka and Daffodil Yellow are the same.  Once I hear back, I'll follow up here.

Update: According to Tanos, the Mirka yellow and daffodil yellow are the same.

Thank you very much!

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2016, 01:58 PM »
I went ahead and purchased a Mirka systainer II from AB's Glove & Abrasives for $59.25 to hold my Mirka drywall sanding blocks and antistatic hose. I also stocked up on some Mirka abranet from them. I was told by the representative on the phone that AB's is the largest Mirka dealer in the US.

http://www.abglovesandabrasives.com/hand-tools-accessories/mirka-ceros-min6532011-sander-systainer-storage-case-qty-1/


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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2016, 04:17 PM »
I went ahead and purchased a Mirka systainer II from AB's Glove & Abrasives for $59.25 to hold my Mirka drywall sanding blocks and antistatic hose. I also stocked up on some Mirka abranet from them. I was told by the representative on the phone that AB's is the largest Mirka dealer in the US.

http://www.abglovesandabrasives.com/hand-tools-accessories/mirka-ceros-min6532011-sander-systainer-storage-case-qty-1/

That is where I got the Sys 2s that I have, the ones on their site don't have the Ceros insert, the ones they sell on eBay do (at least the picture shows they do) but the price is higher. 

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2016, 08:46 PM »
@The.Handyman  - are you sure you got the price correct ???

Website shows a mirka sys2 for $75.25 when I go there.

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2016, 09:02 PM »
I am positive, I paid 59.25, but it seems they raised the price. I got lucky!

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2016, 09:14 PM »
@Dovetail65  - when was this ?

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2016, 09:21 PM »
Nov 10th. I jumped on that price as soon as I read it.

If you see a deal here jump on it.

This vender had a couple on his shelf, got rid of them and now for any new orders has to get them from Mirka so has to charge the full price. More than likley they would be drop shipped now. At least he changed the pricing at the site and didn't tell you of a price change after you purchased and that's fair.

No vender selling any type Tanos that size with any tool name on it had a price anywhere near that price so it was a lucky purchase.

« Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 09:28 PM by Dovetail65 »
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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2016, 09:27 PM »
I bought my two from them in October, the price had been $59.25 for a while before that as I had been watching them.

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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2016, 09:30 PM »
I think we bought them out, their current price is what it should be though. Thanks for the heads up!  [big grin]
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Re: US source for Mirka or yellow Systainer 3
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2016, 09:44 PM »
I was just curious.  Didn't order one, don't want one.

25% off the going rate raised my eyebrow though.