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Author Topic: T18 not fitting systainer with battery bumper fitted  (Read 3787 times)

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Offline Mrdisin

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T18 not fitting systainer with battery bumper fitted
« on: June 12, 2016, 04:16 AM »
Just bought a basic T18 and all was going well until i tried to shut the systainer lid after fitting one of my batteries to the drill, it didnt fit!  After a bit of cursing I worked out that if i removed the protective frames from the battery it would fit.
These protectors came included with all my other battery kits and it will be a pain to remove them every time i put the drill away.
Anyone else have this problem?

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Offline Dangermouse

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Re: T18 not fitting systainer with battery bumper fitted
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 06:39 PM »
the spare battery in a C18 case won't fit with the battery bumper either

Offline skids

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Re: T18 not fitting systainer with battery bumper fitted
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 05:07 PM »
Yep I have the same issue..Crappy design by Festool on this one. I got it to work by modifying the part of the systainer that was hitting the bumper and by pushing really hard on the drill while it was seated in the insert. after doing that I was able to get it to seat enough that I can close the systainer relatively easily. Still no perfect since you have to put a bit of pressure on the lid to get it engage the lock.
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Offline Foghat

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Re: T18 not fitting systainer with battery bumper fitted
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 06:10 PM »
I just got the PDC18...I'd like to fit the battery bumper on my C-15. how do I get the belt clip off so I can put the bumper on??? I don't want to break off the plastic clip holding the metal belt hanger on.
Thanks.
btw. I don't see how this thing fits over the PDC18 battery anyway...couldn't get it on....
« Last Edit: June 14, 2017, 08:01 PM by Foghat »

Re: T18 not fitting systainer with battery bumper fitted
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 06:25 AM »
Just rotate that plastic square-ish clip receptacle 90 degrees and you can gently pry the clip off.  You should be able to do so pinching it with your bare fingers. :)
Festool:  CS 50EB precisio set, Domino DF500, DF XL 700, OFK500 edge router, OF1010 router EHL65 planer, CTL Mini/Midi Vac, CTL 26 vac MFT800+1080 tables
DSC-AG Grinder,  RAS 115
Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
Sys- and Sortainers galore.

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: T18 not fitting systainer with battery bumper fitted
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 09:33 AM »
Just rotate that plastic square-ish clip receptacle 90 degrees and you can gently pry the clip off.  You should be able to do so pinching it with your bare fingers. :)

Yes, and there shouldn't be any prying required. I have some that you rotate the black square and the metal belt clip just falls off, and some that you rotate the black square and then slide the metal belt clip to the side and then it just comes off.
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I must have been hallucinating , now I can't find one that doesn't just come straight off.

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« Last Edit: June 23, 2017, 09:41 AM by SRSemenza »

Re: T18 not fitting systainer with battery bumper fitted
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 03:33 PM »
Yes, sometimes they simply fall off when the square knob is rotated. Sometimes they bind a little and need to be wiggled out.

I havent' a metric tonne of experience - but have removed and replaced a few. Just going by memory. :)
Festool:  CS 50EB precisio set, Domino DF500, DF XL 700, OFK500 edge router, OF1010 router EHL65 planer, CTL Mini/Midi Vac, CTL 26 vac MFT800+1080 tables
DSC-AG Grinder,  RAS 115
Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
Sys- and Sortainers galore.

Line up has been reduced with the introduction of Mafell/Metabo tools. Red Green and Blue do mix well in the shop.