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Offline Brice Burrell

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Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« on: March 07, 2011, 07:51 PM »
Okay, I just received some new T-Loc Systainers to update some of my old tools in the classic Systainers.  Here’s what I’ve learned so far, my T15 drill insert just barely fits with a little trimming.  However, the Rotex 125 doesn’t.  The Rotex 125 is in a classic #2, the problem is the new T-Locs have protruding reinforcement members in the front center of the lid, and this doesn’t allow the lid to close in the T-Loc #2 Systainer.  I believe it would work in the larger #3 Systainer.  I have yet to try the TS55 that I have a T-Loc as well.  I got the TS55 insert to fit in the T-Loc but not the small foam block in the lid.  I glued my own piece of foam in the lid instead and all is well.

I’d like member to report here what fits and what doesn’t as you start upgrade to T-Locs.  This also begs the question, will Fesool USA be making the new T-Loc tool inserts available for purchase?


Old tool inserts in new T-Loc:
T15+3 drill (N. American)  [thumbs up]
TS55 plunge cut saw  [thumbs up]


RO125 sander  [crying]
   
« Last Edit: March 13, 2011, 04:36 PM by Brice Burrell »

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 07:54 PM »
This also begs the question, will Fesool USA be making the new T-Loc tool inserts available for purchase?   

Yes, of course. Although, I wouldn't expect us to have all of them in stock for a few months possibly.

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 08:07 PM »
   
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Yes, of course. Although, I wouldn't expect us to have all of them in stock for a few months possibly.
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Will older model inserts be available as well?  I have a C12 drill that would like a T-Loc with an Attic Lid???

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 08:12 PM »
Will older model inserts be available as well?  I have a C12 drill that would like a T-Loc with an Attic Lid???

As far as I know, it would be the same insert as the soon-to-be-released Lithium Ion C-series drills. The form factor of the new and old C-drills are the same as far as I know.

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2011, 08:15 PM »
This also begs the question, will Fesool USA be making the new T-Loc tool inserts available for purchase?   

Yes, of course. Although, I wouldn't expect us to have all of them in stock for a few months possibly.

Does this mean you have some in stock now?  Is it possible to let us know when you get the new inserts for each tool?

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011, 08:31 PM »
Does this mean you have some in stock now?  Is it possible to let us know when you get the new inserts for each tool?

Brice, I'm not sure if we have any in stock. It would be difficult for me to monitor and tell you once they're available on an ongoing basis. Let me see what I can find out.

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 07:13 AM »
Will older model inserts be available as well?  I have a C12 drill that would like a T-Loc with an Attic Lid???

As far as I know, it would be the same insert as the soon-to-be-released Lithium Ion C-series drills. The form factor of the new and old C-drills are the same as far as I know.

If you send me one of those C-15's I'll test and abuse it and then write an article for it... Please?  [tongue]
I've been waiting for this one my C-12's fantastic, and my back ups been a -------- but it's a good 15 years old and the "new" batteries are going on 4 years.
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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 07:17 PM »
Brice,  Any luck fitting the TS 55 to its T-Loc?  I see this as a major time consuming and exspensive conversion.  Not only do we need new bottom inserts with some tools, but top lid foam keepers glued to the replacement T-Locs as well.  Sam.
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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2011, 07:21 PM »
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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 07:30 PM »
I ticked! [mad]  I like my old school MFT.  I like my sanders with less holes.  I like black splinter guards w/rubber flying all over the place and different kerf sizes keeping me on my toes, but mess with my little boxes, slow me down when I'm trying to roll up and go home.  No thanks.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2011, 10:53 PM by Samo »
It's The FOG!  Just rotate the screen.

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2011, 07:50 PM »
I'm cooling off now. :-[  Thanks for the welcome Alan [big grin]
« Last Edit: March 09, 2011, 08:16 PM by Samo »
It's The FOG!  Just rotate the screen.

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2011, 08:02 PM »
Brice,  Any luck fitting the TS 55 to its T-Loc?  I see this as a major time consuming and exspensive conversion.  Not only do we need new bottom inserts with some tools, but top lid foam keepers glued to the replacement T-Locs as well.  Sam.

I haven't tried it yet, I just loaned my TS55 to another, trusted, contractor friend.  When I get it back I'll give it a go.

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2011, 10:36 PM »
Whoa can I be your trusted friend too Brice?
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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2011, 02:04 PM »
Okay, I just saw this video on Youtube.



Keep in mind we don't have much information to go on from this video.  From that standpoint I hesitated to post it here.  For all we know this guy threw the T-Loc off a roof to break the T-latch off.  The reason I posted this is for discussion.  How well do you think the new T-Locs will hold up.  I'm not too worried but time will tell.

BTW, I just uploaded this video testing the handle strength of the Systainers, the second part of the test was done with the T-Loc.  The vac is fairly full for the test, weighs 53 lbs.  So far so good.

 
« Last Edit: March 10, 2011, 02:06 PM by Brice Burrell »

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2011, 02:10 PM »
See Brice.  That's what I've been talking about with those T-locks.  The ends of the lid open while only the area where the T-lock is remains closed.

That other guy's video is ridiculous since you can't see what led up to the handle coming off.  Definitely not an experiment worth considering.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2011, 02:13 PM by Ken Nagrod »

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2011, 02:15 PM »
See Brice.  That's what I've been talking about with those T-locks.  The ends of the lid open while only the area where the T-lock is remains closed.

Yes, that's true, but it held.  How would you hold up if we bounced you like that. [tongue]  All joking aside, the classic's lid flexes too, not as much, but it still does.

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2011, 02:19 PM »
....That other guy's video is ridiculous since you can't see what led up to the handle coming off.  Definitely not an experiment worth considering.

I agree.  I'm guessing it was knocked off when he closed the Sysport drawer with the T-latch open, that's a guess.  No, I'm not going to try to break off the latches on my new T-Locs testing.  Let someone else do that, JMB is due for a new video right?

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2011, 02:25 PM »
....That other guy's video is ridiculous since you can't see what led up to the handle coming off.  Definitely not an experiment worth considering.

I agree.  I'm guessing it was knocked off when he closed the Sysport drawer with the T-latch open, that's a guess.  No, I'm not going to try to break off the latches on my new T-Locs testing.  Let someone else do that, JMB is due for a new video right?

True, JMB is our universal guinnea pig  [tongue], but you might consider doing it for "the team" as I'm sure Shane will gladly replace anything you break after a few minutes of hearing your list after your arrival at the training center.  Kick the T-Loc like JMB does glass.

I still think having the outboard latches adds to the strength, even if that extra factor won't be reached under typical conditions.

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2011, 02:56 PM »
....I still think having the outboard latches adds to the strength, even if that extra factor won't be reached under typical conditions.

Probably true, but man do I hate all those latches.  T-Locs all the way.

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2011, 07:02 PM »
Brice that's still a fair bit of a gap when you shake the vac... now If your me, you need 3 systainers on top and haul the thing down some stupid steep steps.
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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2011, 04:37 PM »
Brice,  Any luck fitting the TS 55 to its T-Loc?.... 

Sam, yes the TS55 fits.

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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2011, 11:52 AM »
Brice.  :)
Just catching your review of the T-Locs and agree they are a big improvement.  If I can find any inserts available I'll report back. :-\
Thanks, Sam.
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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2011, 02:26 PM »
The T-loc latch does not break off, it snaps on and off.. pretty easy to..
Maybe nice to fit a blue latch, with FOG printed on it?

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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2011, 06:58 PM »
I see the T-Loc has been added to the US EKAT parts system now, but the discriptions for the tool inserts is of no help.
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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2011, 10:00 PM »
EKAT has been updated with better discriptions fot the T-Loc inserts. [unsure]
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Re: Nip/Tuck: New T-Locs, Old Inserts
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2011, 12:24 PM »
Nice shake test glad you have time on your hands!!!  Lol

Can you also do the Joe turner test?  You already did the shake test then     You put some parts inside. Rattle it back and forth. Then roll it down a hill.

Thats called the Joe turner test. You know. . . . . [eek].   .....  Shake rattle and roll !   Rock on!  Saturday stupid humor
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