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Offline ChuckM

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Uses for Sys-MFT systainers
« on: December 21, 2018, 11:56 AM »
Not to distract the discussion in the thread about the Parf guide, I created this post to solicit your experiences and ideas on how to make a better use of my sys-mft systainer that has been sitting idle for a couple of years. This is the official video on it:

Do you have other uses or some good uses of it in your shop or work? Thanks.

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Offline ColossusX

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Re: Uses for Sys-MFT systainers
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 08:27 PM »
I usually use mine when I'm coping trim, or just trim work in general.

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Uses for Sys-MFT systainers
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 08:39 AM »
Perfect for trimming/cutting pipe and other round stuff. Mine (I have 2) live on top of a stack of systainers on trolleys.
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Uses for Sys-MFT systainers
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 09:30 AM »
I have yet to jump into the foray of a miters stand for my Kapex.  I often have a 2 x 12 set up on a series of saw horses.  I use the MFT Sys as outboard supports.  In the very rare case I need repeatable cuts like on legs of door trim I have clamped the MFT Sys to the 2 x 12 and then used the clamping elements as adjustable end stops.  I know I don't have scales, but I do own 10 plus tape measures.



Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Uses for Sys-MFT systainers
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2018, 03:01 PM »
I am mostly using the MFT-SYS when doing work outside the shop.
If you have a couple of Systainers below, it can be very useful to hold a board upright (standing on the ground, clamped to MFT-SYS)

For smaller stuff on the go it is my “jigsaw cutting station” etc.

Sometimes in the shop it doubles as a workbench you can easily run around. [emoji41]

Offline ElectricFeet

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Re: Uses for Sys-MFT systainers
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 12:11 PM »
Small apartment-living tip:

I put it on the drainer in the kitchen, on 4 no-slip bench cookies and use it for very small hand-sawing jobs, where getting a power-tool out of the cupboard is too much hassle. The mess clean-up is minimised as it all falls into the sink. The bench cookies hold it firm and the clamps work well through the holes to hold the stock in place.

For instance cutting a small piece of wood. Or cutting a metal tube to size, where the V in the top is really useful.