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Offline 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.

Offline T. Ernsberger

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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.

Offline T. Ernsberger

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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.

Offline T. Ernsberger

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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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Offline DiscoStu

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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.


Do you have any pictures?

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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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Offline T. Ernsberger

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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. 

Offline T. Ernsberger

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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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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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Offline T. Ernsberger

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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. 

Offline PaverMan

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2017, 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), easy to mill, pretty tough.

Here's a simple one 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 pictures later.

« Last Edit: March 26, 2017, 05:54 PM by PaverMan »

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2017, 04:50 PM »
That's a good idea for tool holders in systainers. I tend to think foam but a solid material works well too.

Seth

Offline CADru

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2017, 08:51 PM »
I am in the process of switching over to Systainers for my tools. The Bosch boxes will be for sale soon. For inserts I purchased a foam insert from kaizeninserts.com and use this as a template to cut my own inserts from FastCap's Kaizen foam sheets. I like the fact that I can layout tools/accessories and section cut the Kaizen foam removing layers to accommodate tool shape. I anchor my lid inserts with double sided tape. Once I remove the required layers of foam I use a hot knife with a flat quarter sized tip for flatting and shaping. When scraping away layers I'll use the claw end of a small remodeling pry bar. Using fingers to claw back the foam works for large areas but the remodel bar works great for final leveling.


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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 03:09 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 #20 on: April 21, 2017, 04:28 PM »
Hi!

I started out with L-Boxxes and a lot of Bosch Professional tools. By now I have sold off almost everything I once owned made by Bosch, just kept a small rotary hammer and a 12V GSR for kinda personal reasons. Those are also still in 2 L-Boxxes. Without elaborating any further, the L-Boxx is simply not for me.

I now only use Systainers. My top priority is to fit as much accessories as possible together with the tool in a Systainer.

For example, my Snap-On impact wrench Systainer.



What the Systainer holds is two 3/8" metric socket sets shallow/deep. Additional battery, adapters (3/8"-1/2", 3/8"-1/4" hex, 1/2"-3/8" ...), charger, 1/2" sockets for tire changing, a 1/2" ratchet (not in the picture), 1/4" impact bits and of course the tool itself.

Then there is my Festool drill/driver kit. It consists of 3 Systainers. A SYS-1 with CXS and accessories, a SYS-2 with attic-lid for my PDC and accessories (+ one ration of consumables) and another SYS-1 with the Centrotec installers kit.

Spread.


Attic-lid of PDC's Systainer


Installers kit.


CXS


Then comes the DTS sander kit. It consists of one SYS-1 for sanding paper and a SYS-2 for the tool and accessories. Pictures were taken when I got the stuff - looks a little different today and there was more stuff added.





Then my SYS-5 for PPE. Currently there's even two pairs of boots in it, along with the rest...



Then a SYS-2 for my DWC. It's pretty basic. Tool, charger, batteries and some extra bits.



Then my SYS-PH. It has an additional extension cord with built in RCD / GFI (hope that is the right translation).



TSC and Carvex Systainers are kept pretty basic, too. So no pictures...

Currently I'm working on a concept for putting my Fein AFMM 18 QSL, and my Hilti TE 30-A36 in Systainer(s), too. I'll post pictures when I found a solution that works for me.

I also use the Festool-PDF to create my own labels. I might need to take a picture of all of them together *lol*.

Kind regards,
Oliver

« Last Edit: April 21, 2017, 04:30 PM by six-point socket II »

Offline T. Ernsberger

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2017, 07:12 PM »
Looks good Oliver!

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Offline live4ever

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2017, 01:08 PM »
Can anyone verify whether the mini fits inside the new sortainer drawers (4/sort3 and combis)?  Per specs it seems it should be a perfect fit. 
"What you have to do tomorrow, do today.  What you have to do today, do now."  - a wise grandfather who was clearly talking about purchasing Festools

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2017, 04:02 PM »
Can anyone verify whether the mini fits inside the new sortainer drawers (4/sort3 and combis)?  Per specs it seems it should be a perfect fit.

They will not.  Too tall.

Seth

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2017, 04:17 PM »
Can anyone verify whether the mini fits inside the new sortainer drawers (4/sort3 and combis)?  Per specs it seems it should be a perfect fit.

They will not.  Too tall.

Seth

If you're willing to butcher a drawer, they can fit, but it's less than optimal
2 Minis in a Sys-Combi drawer

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2017, 05:27 PM »
Bummer, what a missed opportunity [doh] [doh]
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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2017, 08:05 PM »
uggg oliver!!! that installer set with your attic lid is to die for  [eek]
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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Offline dwillis

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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2017, 04:20 PM »
Maybe mine is an atypical use, but besides being an avid user of Festools and Systainers I also am a long range target shooter and reloader. Because I'm on an extended assignment in northern Nevada I found myself assembling a collection of tools to reload my ammunition while I'm away from home (hand loaded ammunition is typically more accurate than factory loaded). Yes, I could have dumped everything into a plastic bin, but the Sys-Combi3 turns out to be the perfect solution. Besides powder and primers there's room from a small press in the top compartment along with a digital scale and loading block. In the drawer I store dies, funnel, digital calipers, and assorted parts. Now I can simply pull out my Systainer and sit at the kitchen table with all the equipment needed to reload and when I'm done put it all away in a neat and organized fashion.
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Re: What do you put in your Systainers.
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2017, 02:17 PM »
Hi,

Thanks @#Tee

That's definitely a great idea @dwillis !

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To keep this thread alive, fresh picture from today of my Snap-On impact wrench SYS 2 - I re-adjusted some of the roofing panels on my patio.



Kind regards,
Oliver