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Offline victor rasilla

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I recently ordered a new guide rail tote bag and I'm pretty disappointed about how flimsy it is compared to the older style of which I've had one for more than 10 years and it's still in service albeit tattered.  the old one had a much more stout bottom end that has to stand up to the rail ends on it when leaning it up against a wall or what not and has much heavier sides on both sides.  the new one has a padding only on one side of it and the same padding just rolls up over the bottom.  I think the nylon that it's in is more subject to tearing on the rail ends.

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Offline kostello

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Re: Re: New style guide rail tote is not as good as the old style
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 06:03 AM »
I agree........

Offline joiner1970

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Re: Re: New style guide rail tote is not as good as the old style
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 03:49 AM »
Yeah I heard the new one was rubbish. Still got my old one but it's looking old, needs a lot of stitching etc.

FESTOOL !! Listen to your customers, bring the old one back.

Offline Kev

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Re: New style guide rail tote is not as good as the old style
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 05:29 AM »
Distribute the good one that also takes the parallel guides - particularly to Australia !!!

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: New style guide rail tote is not as good as the old style
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 09:02 AM »
I was thinking that if Festool makes a tote bag that can carry two 1400mm rails, why not add a short pocket with elastic loops that can contain the rail connector bars and perhaps a wrench for the screws that tighten them in place.  And perhaps add another pocket that could be expandable to contain the Betterley Straight Line Connector. 

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Offline Reiska

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Re: New style guide rail tote is not as good as the old style
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 01:34 PM »
Yes, and come up with a bag system that can hold the MFS profiles too since they are too long for systainers (700mm and up). I've got mine now clanging against my guiderails in the current railbag.
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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: New style guide rail tote is not as good as the old style
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 04:28 PM »
Yes, and come up with a bag system that can hold the MFS profiles too since they are too long for systainers (700mm and up). I've got mine now clanging against my guiderails in the current railbag.


How about a level case?

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Offline Tom Bellemare

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Re: New style guide rail tote is not as good as the old style
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 06:46 PM »
I use a Stabila hard case for my 1 meter profiles.


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Offline darth2

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Re: New style guide rail tote is not as good as the old style
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2018, 01:21 PM »
Likewise, totally disappointed in the rail bag for all the money it cost.  The FSK bags are great and I was dumbfounded when I saw the difference.  I'm probably going to source some nylon liner and thicker padding and modify mine but I sure as heck shouldn't have to.

Offline justaguy

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Re: New style guide rail tote is not as good as the old style
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2018, 01:56 PM »
I haven't had my hands on one but the Makita guide rail case seems to get good reviews and has a pocket for clamps..~$40