Author Topic: "SYS-MAG" - Or the story of getting magnets to stick on/to Systainer (T-Loc)  (Read 873 times)

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Offline six-point socket II

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- Nothing for sale, just a DIY idea! -

Hi!

About a year ago, two friends helped me (as in gifted me) partly pre-processed materials (sheet metal; thin whiteboard material) to make little magnetic plates that would fit the labeling compartment/area of the T-Loc Systainer.

Thank you very, very much to the two of you, if you ever read this here. ;)

So why?

Tanos offers accessories that fit the labeling compartment/area:

-> https://produktprogramm.tanos.de/en/systainer/Transport-utensils/T-Loc/Adaptor-set-ADAPT-L-2-parts.html

-> https://produktprogramm.tanos.de/en/systainer/Transport-utensils/T-Loc/Set-of-fixation-rails-SYS-FS.html

-> https://produktprogramm.tanos.de/en/systainer/Transport-utensils/T-Loc/Carrying-strap-SYS-TG.html

-> https://produktprogramm.tanos.de/en/systainer/Transport-utensils/T-Loc/Additional-front-handle.html

These inspired and re-assured me, it could be done without causing damage/ to much stress on/to the labeling compartment/area.

A lot of tools, accessories, speakers, measuring equipment ... come equipped with magnets. Thats very handy - if you have something to stick them too.

So my idea was nothing more than having magnetic, metal plates on my Systainer.

Here are the two versions.

Left is made from sheet metal with "whiteboard" material/foil attached/glued to, for a streamlined look. Right one is from stainless sheet metal (non magnetic) with attached/glued to washer (magnetic)




Making the plates:




Both types put in Systainer.








Why the stainless sheet metal + washer type?

Some accessories don't fit the labeling area, so it's good to have the washer protruding.






If the accessory fits the labeling area, the other type is more streamlined/ more pleasing to the eye overall.






Last but not least, in use: (If you follow my other thread, you have seen these pictures before. ;) )








It's been a year now that I'm using these, and I'm very happy. I can attach lights, speaker, magnetic hangers (think multimeter and other measuring equipment) to my Systainer - whenever I need to. They have proven to be very useful and durable.

Additionally, the "whiteboard" type can be used for temporary labeling (non-permanent whiteboard marker) - or by using magnetic strips, which will not come off too easily, because they are seated recessed in the labeling compartment/area.

Maybe someone else finds this useful, fell free to copy my idea if you like it.

Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: August 12, 2019, 06:20 PM by six-point socket II »
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Michael Kellough

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I like it Oliver! I don’t think I’ve heard of this idea before and it’s a good one.

Offline Bob D.

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That's slick Oliver. I remember seeing that speaker hanging on the side of your Systainer in your thread but never thought about how it was held up there. Very clever.
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Nice! I have enjoyed using magnets in my organization.
I have found that a circular magnet at the bottom of a 3” pvc tube holds a handleful if fast era. I also use a magnet to keep my trim prybar standing up and out of the way in my sys tote.

Offline Alex

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ADVERTISEMENT because of visible Klein Tools, you know the drill by now ... ;) 

Just a question, because I seem to not know the drill, why do you feel the need to include this disclaimer? 

Offline threesixright

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ADVERTISEMENT because of visible Klein Tools, you know the drill by now ... ;) 

Just a question, because I seem to not know the drill, why do you feel the need to include this disclaimer?
Hey @Alex, already asked and answered (see his project thread)  ;). Bottom line, German law. Its considered advertisement if any brand name is visible in photos and/or videos.

@six-point socket II
Good to see you back!

Offline six-point socket II

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ADVERTISEMENT because of visible Klein Tools, you know the drill by now ... ;) 

Just a question, because I seem to not know the drill, why do you feel the need to include this disclaimer?

Hi Alex,

I'm cooperating with Klein Tools (German Distributor) so first, for full transparency I include that disclaimer, and secondly because of German law regarding influencers/product placement/(...)

Please take a look here:

First part of posting

http://festoolownersgroup.com/home-improvement-other-projects/'quick-and-dirty'-basement-door-repair/msg545592/#msg545592

and/or here:

http://festoolownersgroup.com/home-improvement-other-projects/'quick-and-dirty'-basement-door-repair/msg584388/#msg584388

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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Thanks everyone! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Very cool use of magnets and the slot on the systainer!  I feel the need to get in the workshop and cook some ideas up like this.