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Offline howwe

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Centrotec systainer customization
« on: September 11, 2012, 09:49 PM »
Been a member for 5 years but this is my first post, so here I go.
I purchased a centrotec set last spring, but was not happy with the wasted space. Also I could not add any additional accessories that I had accumulated. I had purchased a complete set of the metric twist drills and wanted them to be easily carried and accessible. I really like these drills and use them all the time. They are more durable and less easily damaged than the brad point bits and for pilot holes etc. they work just fine in wood. The fact that they are metric and not imperial sizes makes no never mind, in wood they are close enough. Also the replacements bits are cheap and easy to swap if I break or dull one. I needed an easy way to store them and have easy access to them. Also I wanted to make shure that they didn't get left behind on the job when cleaning up.

This shows my solution for bit storage
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I made two wood trays with scrap wood ripped into strips and glued and nailed together with small brads.
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In the bottom half of the systainer I have room to store the imperial brad point bits along with two sets of metric brad point bits.
Additionally I have the Zobo bits, some bradpoint bits for times when I may hit a nail, a set of number bits, spade bits and two sets of Wera screwdriver bit sets. All in one compact kit. It has worked out quite well for me so far.
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Offline erock

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Re: Centrotec systainer customization
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 09:53 PM »
Great first post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Eric

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Centrotec systainer customization
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 10:08 PM »
Welcome to posting!!! [welcome] [thanks]

I'll agree with eroc - WOW!

Now that the dam has been breached, what else do you have to show?   [popcorn] [popcorn]

Peter

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Centrotec systainer customization
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 11:35 PM »
+1 on the post!!


You've reallly got a lot packed into that Sys.  I like the well below the Festool  bit hilders, makes it easy to pick them up  [thumbs up]


Seth


Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Centrotec systainer customization
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 05:32 AM »
Really like how you solved that problem...  well done!


I agree with Peter... what else you got?! :)
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Offline dinkjs

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Re: Centrotec systainer customization
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 11:12 AM »
I use this for insert bit and screwdriver storage

http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/systainer-sys-1-uni-t-loc-/p/497692/

Offline Steve R

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Re: Centrotec systainer customization
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 12:26 PM »
 [welcome]
Howwe... sure spend your time building stuff and not posting ..oh...wait [doh]...Now I get it.

Welcome....er 5 years late.  Great post.

Very nice use of space.

Cheers,
Steve
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