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Old 03-20-2015, 06:05 AM   #3981
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Once you get enough tools that live in systainers, the ease and quickness of getting rolled out and packed up youll start buying those over priced boxes. happened to me

If I could I would put everything into sustainer in my trailer one day.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:41 PM   #3982
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Just don't sit on one at break. I only wiegh a buck fifty and mine cracked.
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Just don't sit on one at break. I only wiegh a buck fifty and mine cracked.

I weight 200 and sit on mine every lunch time. Use them as stools too to reach stuff. Also stacked them about 15 Systainers high full of tools and never cracked one.

prob just took a hard knock from something else and you sitting on it made it worse.

It did have a bottom fall out of an old systainer once.
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Party Time!!! They came in today! Gonna be a fun weekend, now to push the siding job off for a couple days, LOL.
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I weight 200 and sit on mine every lunch time. Use them as stools too to reach stuff. Also stacked them about 15 Systainers high full of tools and never cracked one.

prob just took a hard knock from something else and you sitting on it made it worse.

It did have a bottom fall out of an old systainer once.
I have broken 3. I have a sys 2 full of plumbing stuff. I tossed it through a crawl space and hit a rock or something and put a small hole in the bottom.

I had a 10 foot long 4x4 fall on a lid and cracked it. I am still using that one though.

I broke a corner of one when it was 10 degrees out or so.

3 out of 25 or so over the course of almost 8 years of vigorous use.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:17 PM   #3986
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I have broken 3. I have a sys 2 full of plumbing stuff. I tossed it through a crawl space and hit a rock or something and put a small hole in the bottom.



I had a 10 foot long 4x4 fall on a lid and cracked it. I am still using that one though.



I broke a corner of one when it was 10 degrees out or so.



3 out of 25 or so over the course of almost 8 years of vigorous use.

I'm not super careful with mine but where mine get a lot of hard hits is when I don't strap them in on trailer and they all tip over and hit hard. None broken yet from that. I really expected them to be much more delicate than they are though. My sortainer has most weight in it though. That has to have at least 70-80lbs of stuff in it and still intact.
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Just picked up the DTS 400 to go with my Planex and ct36ac.
Works great for the detail work that the planex leaves behind.
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Paul,

Another project finished with Surfix. QSWO, 2 coats of Outdoor oil. I was able to apply with supplied pads, due to shape had to buff by hand.

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Is that the trapeze for over your bed? You guys in Indiana think of everything.
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what is that, someone getting married?
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So I sold my ts55eq and bought the ts55req. I mostly wanted to upgrade because I couldn't stand the old style systainer but there are a couple new features I'm looking forward to as well (and cause I like new toys). Beat the price increase too.
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My vote in the hat goes for trellis! Girlfriend wants tens of them in the yard.
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Youngest daughter. The trellis will be theirs to keep for the back yard.

Next a ribbon box.

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So I sold my ts55eq and bought the ts55req. I mostly wanted to upgrade because I couldn't stand the old style systainer but there are a couple new features I'm looking forward to as well (and cause I like new toys). Beat the price increase too.

Can you elaborate on the upgrades? I just got the ts55req and love it. I'd never used a track saw before but after one cut I knew I was hooked. Just curious what's different about this model than the last.

My very first cut on the saw was onsite on a scrap piece of hardwood, practicing for a weird flooring transition. The track was so accurate and the cut was so clean that I wound up using it. I almost went home, I couldn't believe it.

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Can you elaborate on the upgrades? I just got the ts55req and love it. I'd never used a track saw before but after one cut I knew I was hooked. Just curious what's different about this model than the last.

My very first cut on the saw was onsite on a scrap piece of hardwood, practicing for a weird flooring transition. The track was so accurate and the cut was so clean that I wound up using it. I almost went home, I couldn't believe it.
Differences;

R can bevel -1° To 47°. E is 0°- 45°.

R can cut flat along on the blade side of the saw body, the E cannot.

R you can leave the outside splinter gaurd on for all bevel cuts. E you cannot have the outside splinter on over 10°.

R accepts a clear viewing window in place of the splinter gaurd, E does not.

R has slightly better dust collection.

R comes with an Imperial depth scale to cover the metric scale.

R has dual scales, on/off rail. E is single scale.

Bevel lock is better on the E.

R goes in the Systainer handle right as viewed from the front. E goes in the Systainer handle left as viewed from the front. May not seem like a big deal until you have both out.

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Just got the installer cleaning set. It was suppose to be in a sys 4 but it came in a 5? Is that the new thing?

First impressions... It's okay nothing to jump up and down about for 240$. The extension tubes are stupid. The way they connect didn't seem thought out. Just a friction fit that will probably wear out and loosen up over time. Extremely hard to put together new out of the box.

What's with this green antistaic hose? The thing is so stiff I cant even fit it in the systainer. Honestly I can't fit it back in the systainer at all without the sides bowing. I wish it was the planex hose. That thing is super flexible
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Just got the installer cleaning set. It was suppose to be in a sys 4 but it came in a 5? Is that the new thing?

First impressions... It's okay nothing to jump up and down about for 240$. The extension tubes are stupid. The way they connect didn't seem thought out. Just a friction fit that will probably wear out and loosen up over time. Extremely hard to put together new out of the box.

What's with this green antistaic hose? The thing is so stiff I cant even fit it in the systainer. Honestly I can't fit it back in the systainer at all without the sides bowing. I wish it was the planex hose. That thing is super flexible

Mine came in a 5, bought in July. I just coil up the hose, stick the ends together, put inside, then stick the floor tool in the middle of the coil. I felt the same way after I bought it, but I use the hose a bunch with my saws, and cleaning up floors is enjoyable now.
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The floor tool may be the culprit.. they show it at the bottom but I'll try sticking it in the middle. Does the hose get more flexible with use?
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I would say yes, but I still do a dance to keep it from getting wacky when cleaning a larger floor area. However it's only been a few months so far.
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Can someone clue me into why the midi does not accept the various cleaning kits? Only the smallest one.

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