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Old 04-28-2015, 08:55 PM   #1
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I have been thinking of spending a crap load on a bunch of systainers. I love the sortainers but not in love with my extra systainers for tools that arent green. Thought about just biting the bullet and getting a bunch more just to continue my system because I just got rid of my enclosed trailer. Figured it was going to be in the realm of 1k just for hand tools and a couple guns.

Stopped at the depot for a hammer and ran by these new rigid stackable boxes. I was impressed enough to buy 3 and see how they hold up. You can open the middle and bottom box without taking off the top box except it seems like it won't hold a bunch of weight. The bottom one is great with wheels and a extending handle. The top on the bottom one comes off completely so no hinge issue, but the handle on the top, is side mounted so its awkward.

Its not as well thought out as festool but certainly stout. The boxes are quite a bit more weather resistant too as they were out in the rain today (on purpose) and no rain inside.

If anyone is interested I'll let you know how it works out. The $150 is worth a shot as the same amount of stuff (with cart) in systainers would have cost about 500-600.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:06 PM   #2
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These cases are hard to beat for the money. I've had them a few months now, and there holding up.
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I have had some of the Ridgid boxes since last summer - they have held up great. I have used 2 of the medium boxes as a base for my expandable pick when finishing drywall - they held the weight easily.
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Dewalt tstak is another great line for the dollar, buy them online at factoryauthorizedoutlet.com.
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I got the Rigid setup for my FIL at Christmas. It was definitely solid and inexpensive. I might get one set for jobsite mobility but I decided last year to start collecting L-boxxes as they fit inside my van boxes so that's a huge help in organization, more expensive though.

I just can't get over the price of the Festool stuff for the kind of work conditions I have.
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I them and so far there great.I'm going to get atleast 3 more set ups.
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Systainers for me! The locking stacks and modular storage are worth the expense.


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Systainers for me! The locking stacks and modular storage are worth the expense.


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You do realize he's talking about a LOCKING stack and MODULAR storage right? There is more than just Tanos/Festool offering modular and locking storage.
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Festool T-lock's are the fastest/easiest system to use though.

IMO of course...
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Festool T-lock's are the fastest/easiest system to use though.

IMO of course...
I've got them, along with the tstak, tough system, and lboxx. I like the tstak the best. The systainers are a very close second.

For the price? Tstak beats the ever loving crap out of the systainer.
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All I can say is I have no regret spending the $800 or so it cost to get my commonly used items into systainers/sortainers.

I find they're really great for multi res when your covering hundreds of ft per day. You can wheel a stack around as a mobile work surface. Break it in half to go up a flight of stairs.

Having all the tools you need with you all day without ever having to carry them is so damn awesome

If the above doesn't fit your job at all, well then it's alot closer between t-staks/l-boxx's/ridgids e.t.c.
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All I can say is I have no regret spending the $800 or so it cost to get my commonly used items into systainers/sortainers.

I find they're really great for multi res when your covering hundreds of ft per day. You can wheel a stack around as a mobile work surface. Break it in half to go up a flight of stairs.

Having all the tools you need with you all day without ever having to carry them is so damn awesome

If the above doesn't fit your job at all, well then it's alot closer between t-staks/l-boxx's/ridgids e.t.c.
Rigid organizers aren't in the same style as systainer/t-stakk/lboxx. They are designed to directly compete with Dewalt's Toughboxes. They are waterproof(to some degree) and very rugged. I wouldn't climb on the other systems but either of these two can support my 200lbs.

I'm not denying that systainers are well designed but, what you described above can be done by all of those systems especially the tstakk and lboxx.
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Just bought 3 of the ridgid boxes, one in each size. My main job is datacomm and installing security cameras so usually I only need a drill and driver Along with a ton of hand tools. I figured the main box on bottoM would would be great to carrys cords
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I personally like the dewalt tough cases best. I use them as a mobile work station. Im about 300 pounds and i use them like a step stool frequently.
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I wanted the tough system but I like the wheels built in on the ridgid cart so I don't have to buy a special dolly and if I'm in a 4 door sedan , it may be hard to fit a Dolly in it.
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I have the smaller box for M12 drill, driver, multitool, bits and batteries. I like it a lot, it's held up to getting kicked around by others on jobsites occasionally.

I've looked at the big box, with the wheels and handle, but the telescoping handle seems so flimsy compared to the rest of the system. Anybody break theirs yet, or is there an easy work around to beefing it up some that I have't seen posted?
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I bought a bunch of their boxes and the actually the handle on the rolling boxes is very sturdy. So much so that I can stack 3-4 boxes on top and have no problems pulling them up stairs. So far very impressed with these Ridgid boxes
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I wanted the tough system but I like the wheels built in on the ridgid cart so I don't have to buy a special dolly and if I'm in a 4 door sedan , it may be hard to fit a Dolly in it.
I use a cheap folding dolly from harbor freight.
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How small does the dolly fold down to and how much was it
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Rigid organizers aren't in the same style as systainer/t-stakk/lboxx. They are designed to directly compete with Dewalt's Toughboxes. They are waterproof(to some degree) and very rugged. I wouldn't climb on the other systems but either of these two can support my 200lbs.

I'm not denying that systainers are well designed but, what you described above can be done by all of those systems especially the tstakk and lboxx.
Exactly.

My sortainers cannot/will not be replaced. The systainers I have for a few power tools and the ones that come with all my festool are nice and specialty. Hand tools really get the hell beat out of them and I frequently toss around and need something to stand on but wanted some kind of good organization. Rigid fit the bill because of cost and what was going in them.

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