Author Topic: Nailers and Staplers, and their rightful home in a proper Systainer  (Read 839 times)

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Offline CopperKris

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Most of my work is installing trim, stairs, and kitchen in new homes and condo developments.  Currently I use Senco all around. But, since I got my Senco guns, I have caught the Festool bug...and as you know, everything needs a systainer.  EVERYTHING.  And, yes, NEEDS. 

So, I recently discovered that Senco in England sells a kit of 3 guns in a Systainer Sys4.  And it is the very same 3 guns that I use on a daily basis...a FinishPro 35mg (15guage), a FinishPro 18mg (18g headed brad), and SLS18mg-L (18g crown stapler).  I have been emailing everyone at Senco USA and Senco GB, trying to buy one of these systainers, or at the very least the foam inserts so I can buy a red sys4 on my own...ANYTHING...

So, I'm starting a plan B, which is to replace my homeless squalor Senco guns, with dignified guns that reside in a Systainer like gentlemen.  I'm looking for ideas, from you fine folks.  Anything from new brands, to clever ways to make customized foam inserts, to ways i can extort Senco and force them to answer my demands. 

Thanks in advance.   

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Offline grobkuschelig

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Can’t speak for your side of the pond, but at least in Europe, you’ll be regularly able to find colored Systainers from Tanos on eBay to at least have the company colors. ;)

Interesting to see where you end up!

Offline RKA

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The simplest solution is to buy or reuse a systainer 4 and cut a foam insert to fit.  Trace the outlines you need for the tools.  Kaizen foam should work. 

Kaizen sells the foam in sheets you can cut to fit your container yourself or they sell you can buy pre-cut foam for systainers (link below) where you just cut the insert for the tools. 

https://kaizeninserts.com/t/festool

(no affiliation with that company, I just googled it)
Old review on that product from 2013...
http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-and-tanos-systainers/review-pre-cut-kaizen-systainer-foam-inserts/


And another option...
http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/page.aspx?p=68754&cat=68749
« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 05:25 PM by RKA »
-Raj

Offline gunnyr

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Here's my set up in a Sys4.  I made the dividers out of some scrap 1/2" MDO.
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Offline Peter_C

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Most of my work is installing trim, stairs, and kitchen in new homes and condo developments.  Currently I use Senco all around. But, since I got my Senco guns, I have caught the Festool bug...and as you know, everything needs a systainer.  EVERYTHING.  And, yes, NEEDS.

Thanks in advance.   
The reality is you might find the Milwaukee Packout's suit your needs better.



ABS sheet plastic can be cut up, bent if needed, and glued into whatever your heart desires. As mentioned Kaizen foam is often used. Personally I stack all but my Festool stuck into tool boxes. Scratches won't hurt the tools.

Your welcome ;)