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Old 12-10-2014, 08:50 PM   #21
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I'm hoping to pick up a 12 drawer sortainer soon for finish nails and staples storage. I have a sys4 that has 3 guns plus nails in but I want to add a crown stapler and 2 hand staple guns to that and have the sortainer locked with it with all the fasteners.
Thats what I do. Its not perfect though. Once you take the nails out of the boxes to fit in the drawers things rattle a little too much. I'd go for a 6 drawer if I had to do it again.
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I just bought the rigid system for my tiling tools and supplies. If it works out I am going to move towards that system. I just can't swallow the cost of Festool organizers.
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I really do not think there is a universal system (NOT TO SAY ALL IDEAS ARE NOT GOOD)

I think it has to be tailored to your work.

I have had to change my systems over time, in accordance with the type of work I'm doing....

If you are a specialist, it ought to be pretty simple.... for instance a finish guy,one dewalt type box holding both gun and a few finish nails.

Doing new build/framing stage..... You need volume....several of those roll around boxes for the heavy stock and package gun nail

As semi retired, I have been doing flips, which require a move in on location with an extensive variety of fasteners/everything. I have four/five dewalt type carry ins that have everything from roofing nails to finish etc. I have a bolt bin, a lag bin, concrete anchor bin, washer bin, nut bin etc etc

I do not necessarily need volume.... I need variety.... if I get low in the small bins, I keep a note to bring a handfull (sometimes and old coffee cup) of whatever I might be running low on from my shop.

I do like the Keter stuff and the dewalt stuff... I can set them up anywhere.... and compartmentalize a tool set for a specific job.... and be able to find it if I have numerous different jobs/projects going.

Apart from fasteners, I like to compartmentalize, such that I have alot of duplicative tools such that I can grab my electrical keter, or my plumbing keter, and have everything I need for that particular job in one container. (It does create duplication of common tools... although I also carry basics in one bag)

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I just bought the rigid system for my tiling tools and supplies. If it works out I am going to move towards that system. I just can't swallow the cost of Festool organizers.
I don't have to swallow it, my Dad does...

I've only got 5 custom setups right now. 3 are sys 1's with nails and screws. 1 sys 4 has cordless drill, impact, 2 lights, charger, and bits and the other sys 4 is 15g, 18g, 23g and fastener's to go with those guns. The time savings loading and unloading is worth it alone IMO.

I walked past my Dad one day dragging the Kapex on it's UG cart with the UG wings strapped to it in one hand and the CT26 vac with the TS55, CSX, cordless systainer, and one of my screw systainers in the other hand. I said something like "Good thing all this money is saving money" He just laughed.

Point being, that would have been 3 - 4 trips depending on how much I wanted to hurt myself carrying things weird before I had that Festool setup. So yeah, it's a lot of money, but I think it's worth it. Makes trailer organizing sweet and easy too.

My tiling system is one idk, 15 gallon tote with everything dumped into it. I need to work on that one...
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I don't have to swallow it, my Dad does...

I've only got 5 custom setups right now. 3 are sys 1's with nails and screws. 1 sys 4 has cordless drill, impact, 2 lights, charger, and bits and the other sys 4 is 15g, 18g, 23g and fastener's to go with those guns. The time savings loading and unloading is worth it alone IMO.

I walked past my Dad one day dragging the Kapex on it's UG cart with the UG wings strapped to it in one hand and the CT26 vac with the TS55, CSX, cordless systainer, and one of my screw systainers in the other hand. I said something like "Good thing all this money is saving money" He just laughed.

Point being, that would have been 3 - 4 trips depending on how much I wanted to hurt myself carrying things weird before I had that Festool setup. So yeah, it's a lot of money, but I think it's worth it. Makes trailer organizing sweet and easy too.

My tiling system is one idk, 15 gallon tote with everything dumped into it. I need to work on that one...
I'm all for organization and if you own Festool it's not a bad system. But I just can't justify it. The rigid system is pretty solid and compared side by side with DeWalt is actually a bit more rugged, IMO.
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I'm all for organization and if you own Festool it's not a bad system. But I just can't justify it. The rigid system is pretty solid and compared side by side with DeWalt is actually a bit more rugged, IMO.
I didn't even know Rigid had anything till you mentioned it. I'll look at it. The stuff that doesn't get used as frequently doesn't get a systainer cause then I believe it's wasted money. And as mentioned, my tile stuff needs some help.
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I didn't even know Rigid had anything till you mentioned it. I'll look at it. The stuff that doesn't get used as frequently doesn't get a systainer cause then I believe it's wasted money. And as mentioned, my tile stuff needs some help.
I'll snap a few pics on what I came up with. Mind you I haven't put it to practical use yet. My next tile job isn't for a few more days.
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As far of the cost of systainers go. Yeh they sure aren't cheap. But they should last 5-10 years. If you take the total cost and ammortize it you'll see the value.

Plus like all their stuff resale is really good. I can't justify any festools quite yet. But the systainers are a joy to work with. I was really skeptical for years too, but once u dive in a bit you wonder how you managed to work before.
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I'll keep everyone posted on the Rigid. I bought the first three for $120. I'll upload some pics up Monday of my setup.
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I store leftovers in a bus tub in the original boxes on the bottom shelf at the front of my cutaway van. I haven't had a problem with them tearing up as they never get wet or even jostled around. Usually this consists of partial boxes of 22 ga. pins (1"), 18 ga. brads in 3/4", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2", 16 ga. brads in 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", 15 ga. straight brads in 2-1/2", 15 ga. angled brads in 2-1/2", 1/4" crown staples in 3'4", 1-1/4" and 1-1/2". When I'm doing a full-on trim job, I will set up a wooden box (old fashioned file tray) with whatever the job calls for and leave it at the back edge of the van.
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All of mine are in sortainer drawers
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I'll keep everyone posted on the Rigid. I bought the first three for $120. I'll upload some pics up Monday of my setup.

I'm interested to see these tnt if you have time.
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Here's what I have in site today.
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thanks TNT. I really have to get some of these containers going. My stuff is always a mess.
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I need more storage like that. But first I need a bigger trailer. I guess I'll need a bigger truck too!

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