Okay, most people have seen these but here's a short review for those of you that haven't.
Text and photos copyright 2011, Brice BurrellFestool T-Loc review is also on my site.
The New Festool T-Loc Systainer
Festool just released their T-Loc Systainer here in North America. I'll go over all the changes in this greatly improved Systainer. So here it is the new T-Lock Open Connect Systainer.
In this video I'll give you an overview of how the T-Locs work.
One of my favorite features of the new T-Locs is being able to open the Systainer while stacked. Check out the video below to see how well it works.
The T-Locs also have a very nice new handle, it's more rounded and doesn't have the ribs like the old style did. Much, much more comfortable!
Remember those annoying old labels that always fell off. Not a problem anymore. The T-Locs have four slots for labels/cards, two in the front and one on each side. In the pictures above and below you can see the custom cards I made for my RO90 abrasive Systainer. I used light weight business cards for my ink jet printer. The cards need to be trimmed slightly on the width to fit.
Here I'm dropping in my custom card and a clear protective sleeve in the side slot. Each Systainer comes with one protective sleeve. Festool sells ten packs of the these sleeves so I picked up a pack to protect all of my cards.
Compatibility with the old Style Systainer
The T-Locs are compatible with the old style Systainer but there is a catch. The old style Systainers and Sortainers will only clip to the bottom of the T-Locs.
The T-Locs work with Festool vacs and Sysports just fine.
Old Tool Inserts, New T-Locs
I purchased several new T-Locs to replace some of my older classic Systainers. The plastic tool inserts from the old classic Systainers need to trimmed a little to fit into the new T-Locs. In the video below I talk about this.
I happen to think the new T-Locs are a big improvement over the old Systainers and I'm looking forward to putting them to good use.