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Offline Encoded6

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Re: SYSTAINER³ available from September
« Reply #60 on: July 20, 2019, 12:21 PM »
The website now lists October 2019 as the availability date for the new systainers.

I called Festool USA and the customer service rep was aware of the new systainer generation but was not available of the release date in the USA (in other words, stated the release date on the Tanos website is for Europe only).

Meanwhile I was about to switch all my tools over to the systainer system... but glad I saw this post! Maybe it's good I wait a little, since I've spent way too much lately on tools  [tongue].

Now the question is - when they make the switch, will the 2nd gen sys be priced a large discount? was this done for Gen 1 (I guess this was around 2012)?

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: SYSTAINER³ available from September
« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2019, 03:29 AM »
Hi and welcome, I guess it will go one way or the other, either the current version will get sold off at discount prices to make way for the new or, the current ones will hold their price, and possibly rise in price depending on the seller, due to short supply?

I actually like the current ones, and I'm not over keen from what I've learned about the new ones. I certainly won't be rushing out to buy any, in fact recently I've bought a few of the current version at sensible prices, or at closer to what I think a plastic case should cost.

I think for anybody that's thinking of racking out a vehicle or workshop, and buying any Festool power tools in quantity, it might be good to hold fire. As soon the tools will come in the new Systainers, and if you've already racked a system, there could be some crossover issues.
Or build racks etc, to take the new cases, and wait for them to start appearing.

Offline Aniline_Kohlrabi

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Re: SYSTAINER³ available from September
« Reply #62 on: July 25, 2019, 11:47 PM »
I have about 20+ generic tanos t-loc systainers. I’m OK with missing out on the integrated slide feature, but I do like the front handles.

I am still kind of ticked off about the height discrepancy.

What I am really curious about is the new parts organizer. If it is competitive in price and function with the Sortimo T-Boxx, I may buy into it. I never used any of Tanos or Festool’s rather small, mismatched, and higher-priced assortment of small parts storage solutions. The colored bins don’t even fit in the recesses of the sortainers!