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Offline Kirk28

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Vac hose and cord storage solution
« on: March 12, 2017, 04:03 PM »
I have a CT MIDI, and like it because I have limited storage space in my SUV, and most of my projects in client's homes don't require much vacuum clean up. The problem is that it is a pain to get both the hose and power cord into the top of the MIDI.

So I bought a SYS-MFT, and cut a notch in the side of the box to accommodate the cord with lid closed. Now I can quickly store the hose where is was designed to go, and flop the cord into the MFT box and depart the job. I can easily carry the MIDI and MFT together, have a stable work bench on the job site, and have a place to store blades, commonly used vac implements, etc.

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Vac hose and cord storage solution
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 04:17 PM »
Good idea incorporating the cord storage with the work top. Nice combined package. CT-SYS.

Seth

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Vac hose and cord storage solution
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 06:01 PM »
Yes I like that......(but my "ct-midi" has wheels on it)...I got the sleeved hose and it and it's systainer rides on top and I just pull it out And plug it in, the power cord then easily fits with all the extra room....the sys-mft would be the icing on the cake
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Offline antss

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Re: Vac hose and cord storage solution
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 12:07 AM »
I've always thought the CT-SYS needed a sys2 on top for cord and hose storage. 

Besides the xtra room, I've never liked the height of a SYS2 + SYS1.   For me, SYS2s need to be used in tandem so that they equal the height of a SYS4. and play nice in a stack of other systainers.

Offline RobBob

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Re: Vac hose and cord storage solution
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 12:11 PM »
I've always thought the CT-SYS needed a sys2 on top for cord and hose storage. 

Besides the xtra room, I've never liked the height of a SYS2 + SYS1.   For me, SYS2s need to be used in tandem so that they equal the height of a SYS4. and play nice in a stack of other systainers.
Yeah, maybe Festool should get rid of the hose garage altogether on all the dust extractors, add a cord wrap and just use systainers clipped directly on top for hose, tubes, and tools or any combination of those.

That way, you could use a systainer as large or small as you want.
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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Vac hose and cord storage solution
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 04:14 PM »

Yeah, maybe Festool should get rid of the hose garage altogether on all the dust extractors, add a cord wrap and just use systainers clipped directly on top for hose, tubes, and tools or any combination of those.

That way, you could use a systainer as large or small as you want.

That's how it used to be on the CT22, CT33, (and CT44, 55 outside NA).

Seth

Offline cpw

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Re: Vac hose and cord storage solution
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 11:37 AM »
I've always thought the CT-SYS needed a sys2 on top for cord and hose storage. 

Besides the xtra room, I've never liked the height of a SYS2 + SYS1.   For me, SYS2s need to be used in tandem so that they equal the height of a SYS4. and play nice in a stack of other systainers.
Yeah, maybe Festool should get rid of the hose garage altogether on all the dust extractors, add a cord wrap and just use systainers clipped directly on top for hose, tubes, and tools or any combination of those.

That way, you could use a systainer as large or small as you want.
They could also engineer the height of the extractor to match a stack of systainers; so that you could use it as extra support for an MFT with the appropriate selection of systainers on top.   Right now, at least the CT26 is a couple cm too short to exactly match the MFT height with systainers on top.