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Offline ColossusX

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What to use a broken systainer for
« on: September 29, 2018, 02:03 PM »
So in my recent Vantainer order, one of the Sys-1s came with a broken hinge.  Not repairable and too expensive to ship back for a replacement. So I'm trying to figure out a use for it, something where I wouldn't really need to open the lid.  Maybe a diy power sys? What would you do with a broken sys?

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 02:19 PM »
So in my recent Vantainer order, one of the Sys-1s came with a broken hinge.  Not repairable and too expensive to ship back for a replacement. So I'm trying to figure out a use for it, something where I wouldn't really need to open the lid.  Maybe a diy power sys? What would you do with a broken sys?

Wouldn't that be the shipper or seller's problem? Including replacement shipping?

Any way I am sure there is some way to use it.

      Glue the lid on cut the center out for an  open topped vac extension or sys trash basket? Maybe  leave enough of the lid to still attach others on top. Keep it on a roll board. When you remove the top Systainers you then have a rolling bin. Could use that for extension cords, trash, off cuts.

  This is starting to sound like something I should make on purpose.  [big grin]

Seth

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 02:37 PM »
Bought a refurb 850 Planer from Festool a couple weeks ago. It wasn't packed as well as Bob Marino's people do and UPS dropped it a couple times smashing in two corners. Called Festool and they sent me a brand new Sys 3.

PS   the planer was brand new.

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 02:49 PM »
I'd have the supplier remedy the situation.  If I couldn't, I'd take the lid and make a systainer dolly or cart top to roll systainers around on since a broken hinge won't affect those uses.  Not sure what I'd do with the box other than buy another lid or have the supplier send you one.


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Online Peter Halle

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 03:23 PM »
Sell it to @SRSemenza  [poke].  He is so into Systainers.

Peter

Offline ColossusX

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 07:02 PM »
Well I've contacted Vantainer about the broken Sys.  Considering overseas shipping costs on a single Sys1, I'm not sure what will happen.  Otherwise I'll use the lid for another Sys-cart. 

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 10:52 PM »
Are those a standard Tanos Yellow or Orange? Or does Vantainer have a special color?


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Offline ColossusX

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2018, 12:15 AM »
I believe it's the standard orange.  But I'm not 100% sure.  They were significantly cheaper than the tanos grey and blue though which is why I got them.

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2018, 03:17 AM »
I believe it's the standard orange.  But I'm not 100% sure.  They were significantly cheaper than the tanos grey and blue though which is why I got them.

And here I though you were color matching with some of your tools.  [wink]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018, 11:33 AM »
@ColossusX

Id give the guys at Vantainer a call. I met them at the D&M show. They aways gave me good deals and were very easy to work with. Im sure they will make it right for you.

Offline ColossusX

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2018, 11:52 AM »
I did.  They said they'd give me a refund, or a replacement if I had another order.  I chose the refund. Dont think the wife would like it if I placed another $500 sustained order lol

Offline ColossusX

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Re: What to use a broken systainer for
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2018, 02:14 PM »
Think I'll use the lid to make some sort of Sys tray to fit on my Bosch Dust Extractor