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Offline woodvkk

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Centrotec Installer set
« on: April 05, 2017, 04:44 PM »
So, I know there are a couple of threads on this but it's been a while since anyone wrote anything on this. Since I just got a CXS and don't have any centrotec stuff was thinking of whether this was a better route than getting individual things over time. I know it's a bit of an extravagance. But it's been discontinued and pretty much impossible to find, but I can get one from a dealer that only has one remaining in stock so have to pull the trigger quickly if I want one.  Any thoughts on the 89 item kit and it's usefulness appreciated.

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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 05:06 PM »
If it's at a good price, as an offer with 20% or more off, I'd go for it.
Otherwise I think getting parts over time gives you a better chance to align to your needs. Also be sure that you can actually find use in the parts from the installers kit. I've seen different versions of the kit for different use cases.

Offline Ivan T

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 05:11 PM »
I bought the kit a couple of months ago. It is attached to my CSX Systainer. I use it all the time for projects. If it is not a financial hardship go for it. Put in whatever other bits and tools you may need and move forward.

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 05:18 PM »
I wished i got it, I ended up buying all the useful pieces one by one costing me more in the long run. the countersink and drill bits + systainer alone is the price of the kit bought seperately.
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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 05:27 PM »
I got one from the UK before they were offered here. Sure there's parts i will probably never use, but I like the organization and have used it a lot with my CXS's. I added the Snappy self centering bit set too, and tossed in some other odds and ends in there.

Offline woodvkk

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 05:38 PM »
Thanks for all the input. Price is 299.  Not sure what the original price is because I've seen some sites have it at 425.   But there was no discount offered.

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 05:53 PM »
Any thoughts on the 89 item kit and it's usefulness appreciated.

I purchased one and installed an attic cover on it so that it can also hold miscellaneous drill/driver items. It's real convenient...everything in one spot. I've not used all the items but time will tell.  [big grin]

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 06:40 PM »
I just recently picked up an installers kit and I would recommend it. I paid $299. The dealer still has some but I noticed that right after I ordered mine the price on the web was raised from $299 to $399.

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2017, 07:43 PM »
@woodvkk

I purchased mine the same day I picked up the C18 drill.  It compliments the drill nicely, and I have needed it's components on a regular basis.  My thinking at the time was since I am investing this much in a Festool drill, and the Festool drill utilizes the Centrotec system, I should consider it an accessory, so I purchased it.

I did not realize until your post that they are that hard to find, but after a search on the internet, I realized they are.  I would get it.

As for the price, I paid $299 just over a year ago.  I suspect those who were selling it for more than that, raised the price after they became scarce.
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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2017, 07:56 PM »
I found one a few weeks ago and grabbed it - it is actually my second one as I bought the version that was out a couple of years ago. I really like the Festool bits and think it is a good value. If you find one, I would get it...

Offline woodvkk

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2017, 08:06 PM »
Any thoughts on the 89 item kit and it's usefulness appreciated.

I purchased one and installed an attic cover on it so that it can also hold miscellaneous drill/driver items. It's real convenient...everything in one spot. I've not used all the items but time will tell.  [big grin]

What's an attic cover?

Offline skids

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2017, 08:25 PM »
It's a lid with additional storage accessed from the top of the systainer, it's like a frosted clear plastic window. They can be handy.

I've had the Centrotec set since it last came over to the states and I honestly can't imagine having a Festool drill without it. It's so nice to have all the stuff in one spot with so much choice. My biggest problem is the the drill bits are so nice sometimes I don't want to use them for some of the rougher work I do so I keep some crappy ones in there too. I have the CXS and recently the T18 and I have one of the most complete and potent drill combos money can buy. A lot of money... [wink]

I'd say grab it you won't regret it.
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Online Cheese

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2017, 10:24 PM »
What's an attic cover?

Attic cover...

Offline woodvkk

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2017, 12:59 AM »
@Cheese

Thanks - that looks great.  Where did you get the Attic cover? 
« Last Edit: April 06, 2017, 01:04 AM by woodvkk »

Offline woodvkk

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2017, 12:59 AM »
Thanks for all the great info everyone. It's very helpful.

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2017, 08:33 AM »
Not even realizing they were hard to find I grabbed a kit when I purchased my TXS on a whim. The bits are all quality and useful, my gripe is how much totally wasted space there is inside the systainer. The way the bottom tray is molded with 1/2 at full height makes it impossible to even use a lot of the cubic CM inside.

Anyone come up with a solution to this? I am thinking about cnc'ing some foam to replace the trays entirely.

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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2017, 12:11 PM »
We have these in stock, but we need to verify they are actually in the warehouse. So, they are currently showing out of stock on the website.

Festool 702082 Systainer Attic Replacement Lid

There's a link to order it. Videos for replacing the lid and handle on the product page for your convenience.

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2017, 12:26 PM »
We have these in stock, but we need to verify they are actually in the warehouse. So, they are currently showing out of stock on the website.

Festool 702082 Systainer Attic Replacement Lid

There's a link to order it. Videos for replacing the lid and handle on the product page for your convenience.

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Thanks @Shane Holland

Didn't know you had these and just ordered several of them  Hope they are in stock.
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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2017, 12:39 PM »
We have these in stock, but we need to verify they are actually in the warehouse. So, they are currently showing out of stock on the website.

Festool 702082 Systainer Attic Replacement Lid

There's a link to order it. Videos for replacing the lid and handle on the product page for your convenience.

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Thanks @Shane Holland

Didn't know you had these and just ordered several of them  Hope they are in stock.

Ditto, ordered one for the installers kit. Thanks!

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2017, 12:48 PM »
Ditto Shane...thanks for the heads-up. My order said 5-7 day wait.

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2017, 12:52 PM »
Ditto Shane...thanks for the heads-up. My order said 5-7 day wait.

Yeah, with the quick little flurry of orders we've received, I know that's more than we had in stock. And, I learned than one of them was damaged when inspected in the warehouse.

Not to worry, we get regular shipments from Festool and we already have more on order.

Thanks for the orders, all.

Edit - Adding a couple of photos we took so you can see what you're getting. The handle will need to be swapped from your original lid.

Shane
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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2017, 04:01 PM »
shane the pic dont show he green latch but the order details says its  included?
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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2017, 04:04 PM »
shane the pic dont show he green latch but the order details says its  included?

@#Tee, it shows the green latch that holds the clear door on the attic closed.

Circled in red below.

Edit - one of the photos is with that clear door open, so the latch is almost out of view. It does not come with an additional T-LOC knob, you just use the one that came with your Systainer.
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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2017, 04:09 PM »
ahhh got it! ordering now hehe
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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2017, 06:32 PM »
If anyone is looking for the 89 piece set, found this,  https://www.fisheriessupply.com/festool-centrotec-89-piece-installer-s-drill-bit-and-driver-set-201312, and ordered myself one. Priced at $299

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2017, 09:35 PM »
Shane
Thanks for stocking these will you be carrying the insert boxes with the rotating hex holders?
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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2017, 10:19 PM »
Thanks for stocking these will you be carrying the insert boxes with the rotating hex holders?

I checked and FUSA doesn't have them. But, you may be able to source it from one of the Tanos dealers, as much as I'm bummed we can't get it for you.

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Re: Centrotec Installer set
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2017, 03:06 AM »
So I picked up the centrotec set today. Is the Allen key for the countersink bit not included in the box?