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Stryker1-1 12-26-2018 09:15 PM

I hope they do would complete my stack

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Inner10 12-26-2018 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Stryker1-1 (Post 7440975)
I hope they do would complete my stack

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If they do I would consider buying about 5k worth and ditching my systainers.

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Deckhead 12-26-2018 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by cedarboarder (Post 7440803)
They have redesigned a weatherproof drawer unit.
I could tell by reviews on the original drawer toughsystem model that is was junk.

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I was one of the early ones who jumped on it (first model). That thing sucks.

I'm a huge DeWalt fan. I'm balls deep in DeWalt battery stuff. Have the tough system boxes plus some and then the cart too. Cart is great. Being able to stack individually is sweet on it. Love the arms. Hate the plastic connector clamps for box to box. Also hate that I've broke every damn handle on the wheeled box. I loathe the drawer unit.

I liked the tough system a lot at first but I beat the **** out of the boxes I take in and out of the shop and they just haven't been able to take the pounding.

Deckhead 12-26-2018 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Inner10 (Post 7440977)
If they do I would consider buying about 5k worth and ditching my systainers.

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I don't put a damn thing in systainers except festool tools and festool accessories. They are just too brittle and small. Not to mention the rain factor.

The packouts are pretty nice with the one touch to take boxes off. Not quite as nice as t-lock, but damn close.

Calidecks 12-26-2018 10:16 PM

TBA Meeting 2 (Tool Buyers Anonymous)
 
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Originally Posted by Deckhead (Post 7441003)
I don't put a damn thing in systainers except festool tools and festool accessories. They are just too brittle and small. Not to mention the rain factor.



The packouts are pretty nice with the one touch to take boxes off. Not quite as nice as t-lock, but damn close.



The systainers are completely waterproof as long as they are sitting flat. I drenched one with the water hose. Bone dry on the inside. I have many of them. They seem to work better for certain individual tools.


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Stryker1-1 12-27-2018 10:31 AM

I will basically throw my money at Milwaukee if they do a front facing pull out drawer packout

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CityDecks 12-27-2018 11:02 AM

Same here when I used them exclusively. Left out on rooftops all year around. I have one of my tough boxs that just started to drip after 4-5 yrs. But only need them on certain jobs I've really leaned out and and primarily tstaks now. Especially since I'm all hilti. Fewer batteries 1/ charger. ETC. 1- tstak (deep) holds 2- Impacts, 1-6.5" sirc.4- batteries. 1- charger. My 7.25 Lefty goes in into 7/ gallon bucket with lid and holds 2/ blades.2-6" Clamps
2/36v Batteries, Xtra charger.we always have trash bags so we just throw one over the tstak(s) and stackem.
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Originally Posted by Californiadecks (Post 7441047)
The systainers are completely waterproof as long as they are sitting flat. I drenched one with the water hose. Bone dry on the inside. I have many of them. They seem to work better for certain individual tools.


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CityDecks 12-27-2018 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Californiadecks (Post 7441047)
The systainers are completely waterproof as long as they are sitting flat. I drenched one with the water hose. Bone dry on the inside. I have many of them. They seem to work better for certain individual tools.


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I used to love the sysboxes but I had the non tlock and just could not stand splitting finger tips trying to get open in winter. Then they came out with tlocks and tstaks so I did comparison and the math and went all tstaks less the handful of festi tools that I have which already came with tlocks. Since there not daily user's there's no point in swapping out. I made a plate to stack tstaks on midi. My Fein AC already fits tstaks and sys boxes and I have turbo 1 Fein the shorty with a fabricated a plate to fit tstaks and sysboxes with locks. So I can grabngo with any set up with no Huss n fuss. I can wheel any one or all 3 down the street from where ever I'm parked to job and take into elevators on a lot of residential and commercial jobs. Win win all they way.

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Calidecks 12-27-2018 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by CityDecks (Post 7441281)
I used to love the sysboxes but I had the non tlock and just could not stand splitting finger tips trying to get open in winter. Then they came out with tlocks and tstaks so I did comparison and the math and went all tstaks less the handful of festi tools that I have which already came with tlocks. Since there not daily user's there's no point in swapping out. I made a plate to stack tstaks on midi. My Fein AC already fits tstaks and sys boxes and I have turbo 1 Fein the shorty with a fabricated a plate to fit tstaks and sysboxes with locks. So I can grabngo with any set up with no Huss n fuss. I can wheel any one or all 3 down the street from where ever I'm parked to job and take into elevators on a lot of residential and commercial jobs. Win win all they way.

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Yep all mine are t-loks.


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rblakes1 12-28-2018 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by CityDecks (Post 7439701)
Your like 20 min from me. Small world

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He's about 30 min south of me

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Deckhead 12-28-2018 07:20 PM

I bought a couple 133" bandsaw blades and an Altecnica 12" for my table saw.

Does this really even count though? I mean, they're necessary items to have for the tools so I'm thinking I'm still doing good.

Mort 12-28-2018 10:31 PM

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This is from a while ago, but as the rule goes, pics or it never happened.

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And this is for cutting out my plumbing, plus Iíve wanted one for a long time. Mostly the second thing though.

Leo G 12-30-2018 09:56 AM

Should be getting a 5Ah Milwaukee battery in the mail today. Ordered the 118" Makita Track. They say it'll work on the Festool stuff. Great price, $219 with $25 off ($194) but you have to pay for shipping an oversized item which just so happens to be $25. So free shipping!! All the other places send it by truck and it costs more to ship it than the track costs by itself.

And a 50' vacuum electrical cord. I bought that new Metro Vacuum and it only has a 12' cord. Thought I could deal with it but hell no. Already yanked it out of the outlet a dozen times, use to my Oreck with the 30' cord. So not sure what I'll do with the cord. Keep it at 50' or cut it to 35'. Also depends on how it winds up on the vacuum. Might be 34' 4 1/2" :laughing:

CityDecks 12-30-2018 10:02 AM

Track will absolutely work. I have both. Might have to turn plate knobs 1/4 turn to snug it. You'll figure it out when you get. No biggie.
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Originally Posted by Leo G (Post 7443375)
Should be getting a 5Ah Milwaukee battery in the mail today. Ordered the 118" Makita Track. They say it'll work on the Festool stuff. Great price, $219 with $25 off ($194) but you have to pay for shipping an oversized item which just so happens to be $25. So free shipping!! All the other places send it by truck and it costs more to ship it than the track costs by itself.

And a 50' vacuum electrical cord. I bought that new Metro Vacuum and it only has a 12' cord. Thought I could deal with it but hell no. Already yanked it out of the outlet a dozen times, use to my Oreck with the 30' cord. So not sure what I'll do with the cord. Keep it at 50' or cut it to 35'. Also depends on how it winds up on the vacuum. Might be 34' 4 1/2" :laughing:

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AustinDB 12-30-2018 10:33 AM

I bought a damaged Makita track off Ebay then cut the damaged part off to make it a shorty-it works perfectly with my TS55 and I have not had to make any changes to the saw in order to slide. Not bad for $30.

on the other hand, my 118" has a new nick in it and my 55" needs to be rebuilt

superseal 12-30-2018 10:55 AM

I'm eyeing up the 1550...a friend just bought one and it's a friggin' beauty.

A full time employee who don't bicker for a one time 40k...priceless!

An additional $850 for the weight kit will get you 2K at the forks...this thing is a beast.


rblakes1 12-30-2018 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Leo G (Post 7443375)
Should be getting a 5Ah Milwaukee battery in the mail today. Ordered the 118" Makita Track. They say it'll work on the Festool stuff. Great price, $219 with $25 off ($194) but you have to pay for shipping an oversized item which just so happens to be $25. So free shipping!! All the other places send it by truck and it costs more to ship it than the track costs by itself.

And a 50' vacuum electrical cord. I bought that new Metro Vacuum and it only has a 12' cord. Thought I could deal with it but hell no. Already yanked it out of the outlet a dozen times, use to my Oreck with the 30' cord. So not sure what I'll do with the cord. Keep it at 50' or cut it to 35'. Also depends on how it winds up on the vacuum. Might be 34' 4 1/2" :laughing:

Who did you order the track from?

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CityDecks 12-30-2018 02:16 PM

Not sure. Had em for few yrs. I think depot. Pretty cheap 60-70 bucks. 4- 55".
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Who did you order the track from?

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Leo G 12-30-2018 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by rblakes1 (Post 7443533)
Who did you order the track from?

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Tool Nut. Promotion ends the 31st

Dirtywhiteboy 12-30-2018 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Leo G (Post 7443583)
Tool Nut. Promotion ends the 31st

I used to love ToolNut ,, now I hate them:censored::censored: they stopped shipping to Hawaii.


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