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Online T. Ernsberger

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What do you put in your Systainers.
« on: March 16, 2017, 08:50 PM »
Let see your tools or accessories in your systainers.  I now have all my tools in systainers.  I thought it would be cool to start a thread see how everyone else uses systainers to store their tools.  I know a lot of guys are using Kaizen Foam.  Might be cool to get ideas and see what others are doing.

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 08:53 PM »
I'll start it off.  Here is my new Bosch JS572 in a Tanos Sapphire Blue Sys2 with red t-loc and black handle.  Used foam that was precut from Woodcraft.


Offline Kevin C.

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 11:07 PM »
I will throw a couple in on this thread! Dewalt hammerdrill and tapcons both in sys 1s. Dewalt planer and all its accessories in a sys2. The Bosch lasers(points, level and measuring laser) along with extra batteries and a Dewalt 20v charger and battery. Senco 1010 in a sys5 with room for a 25ft coil hose and a cord reel under it, and a MFT lid.

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 08:23 AM »
I will throw a couple in on this thread! Dewalt hammerdrill and tapcons both in sys 1s. Dewalt planer and all its accessories in a sys2. The Bosch lasers(points, level and measuring laser) along with extra batteries and a Dewalt 20v charger and battery. Senco 1010 in a sys5 with room for a 25ft coil hose and a cord reel under it, and a MFT lid.

Looks good.  I really like the Mft top.

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 08:26 AM »
I have my Paslode Angled 16ga in a Combi2.  The drawes work great for nail, gas and charger storage.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 03:18 PM »
Nothing but the tools that come with them and associated accessories that fit. I dont need my tools to be mobile so I have found no need to use  systainers for organization around the shop.
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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 06:40 PM »
I have a Sys 2 with a number of hand tools.  I also have a Sys 1 with my DeWalt Drill and Impact in. A mate of mine gave me grief for trying to make out I had more Festool than I do but for me it's keeping them all in a system. I have made a Dewalt label for it.


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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 11:17 AM »
I have a Sys 2 with a number of hand tools.  I also have a Sys 1 with my DeWalt Drill and Impact in. A mate of mine gave me grief for trying to make out I had more Festool than I do but for me it's keeping them all in a system. I have made a Dewalt label for it.


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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 03:30 PM »
I'll start it off.  Here is my new Bosch JS572 in a Tanos Sapphire Blue Sys2 with red t-loc and black handle.  Used foam that was precut from Woodcraft.

Quick side question for you, what do you think about the dust collection on that saw? I'm seriously considering ditching my Carvex and going with the D-Handle version of the JS572.

It's really good to see it fits well in a SYS1 as well!

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 08:31 PM »
I have a Sys 2 with a number of hand tools.  I also have a Sys 1 with my DeWalt Drill and Impact in. A mate of mine gave me grief for trying to make out I had more Festool than I do but for me it's keeping them all in a system. I have made a Dewalt label for it.


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Well having just gone out to take a photo I realise it's a Sys2 but here are some photos








I think I bought a Sys1 for them but with all the foam they didn't quite fit so I had to do a swap about.


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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 08:40 PM »
No pics but to name a few
- Lunch box, contains plastic silver ware, knife for cheese and sausage, napkins, paper plates, corkscrew, etc.
- Sys 1 full of hole saws and arbors
- Sys for Ridgid see snake, moisture meters
- TS 75 sys turned into storage for smaller clamps
- Sys 3 for safety stuff, i.e. tyvek suits, masks, gloves, safety glasses, etc.
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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 09:28 PM »
I'll start it off.  Here is my new Bosch JS572 in a Tanos Sapphire Blue Sys2 with red t-loc and black handle.  Used foam that was precut from Woodcraft.

Quick side question for you, what do you think about the dust collection on that saw? I'm seriously considering ditching my Carvex and going with the D-Handle version of the JS572.

It's really good to see it fits well in a SYS1 as well!

The dust collection is awesome.  The dust tube is actually on a hinge and will move side to side when cutting and helps the saw move more smoothly when making curve cuts.  I was going to get the Carvex but decided the Bosch JS572 was a better saw.  It has a built in led light and tool less bevel. 

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 08:22 AM »
I have a Sys 2 with a number of hand tools.  I also have a Sys 1 with my DeWalt Drill and Impact in. A mate of mine gave me grief for trying to make out I had more Festool than I do but for me it's keeping them all in a system. I have made a Dewalt label for it.


Do you have any pictures?

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Well having just gone out to take a photo I realise it's a Sys2 but here are some photos








I think I bought a Sys1 for them but with all the foam they didn't quite fit so I had to do a swap about.


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That looks great.  I need to get some time and make some custom labels. 

Offline Master Carpenter

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 05:14 PM »
Just finished up a organizer for my finish nails. I use 15, 18, 23 gauge nailers plus a narrow crown stapler on my jobs. Nice to finally get this cleaned up, but I'm probably going to get a few shallow boxes to organize the loose brads.

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Ts 55, of 1010, lr 32, mft, mfs 700, RO 150 x2 + paper asort, RO 90 + paper asort, pro 5, df 500 + dom asort, hl 850 e, ti 15, cxs, centrotec set, ct48, ct sys, 32;55x2;118 tracks, a stack of sys and an og festool first aid kit.

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 10:21 AM »
With blades in the attic lid
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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2017, 05:46 PM »
Just got done with my cabinet systainer.  Its a sys1 with compartments.  I took out some of the compartents and replaced with kiazen foam for my true position hardware jig. 

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #16 on: Today at 10:32 AM »
I have done A LOT of decks over the years.  I always end up with extra pieces of Azek cladding.  Considering it's impervious to rot AND how expensive the stuff is, I've always hesitated to throw it away.

So now I use it to create custom tool holders.  It's light, it's free (well, already paid for it), easy to mill, pretty tough.

Here's a simple on for a Systainer 3 - and my DeWalt impact driver and associated items.  I've actually added to this since this picture.  I'll add more later.