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Portland, Or
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My shop is midway through a MAJOR remodel.

-- Only I could be responsible for the stupid things I say. Keep the pointy ends away from your body parts and your fingers attached to your hands! Be sure to engage your brain before your tools.


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#1 posted 05-08-2013 11:24 PM

festool mania. What’s in all the systainers?

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#2 posted 05-09-2013 12:54 AM

Everything….

If I was starting over, I wouldn’t buy so many 12 & 9 drawer Sortainers. The Racktainers are much more useful. I’d would have spent half of what I did. I’m bummed they don’t seem to be a available any more.

http://www.festoolproducts.com/Festool-476796-Racktainer-Limited-Edition-p/476796.htm

I ditched all my old Home Depot, Lowes, and Sears miscellaneous plastic drawer storage cabinets and have all my nuts, bolts, screws, small hinges, knobs, and other small hardware in either Sortainers or Racktainers. I’ve been slowly but surely labeling them with a Dymo labeler. I have lots of square-drive, Torx drive, and brass screws from dozens of past projects. I feel like Ace hardware… :-)

As for Systainers with tools, I confess, I have an unhealthy passion for Festools, I’d seek professional counseling but where’s the fun in that?

I also have put my pocket-hole equipment and even my Fein oscillating tool in Systainers They also hold any of the odds and ends for routers, jig saws, dovetail jigs, etc. I’ve moved the vast majority of my router bits into Systainers. I also have my Shapton Glass Stone sharpening kit in a systainer. Provides protection and is way more portable. The only Systainer I haven’t assembled is an “Electricians” systainer. I’m still working out of a Work-Force canvas electricians bag. I think I need to get clever and move the stuff into a customized Systainer 4 or 5.

I do all the DIY for some rentals I own and find the Festool portability, comprehensive track system approach, and superior dust collection pays for itself in the long run.

Here’s a partial list of what I have and my wish list.

CT 36 E Dust extractor with Boom Arm and Workstation

Two MFT-3 Tables

Jig Saws: D-handle and Barrel Trion PS 300 jig saws

Sanders: RO-150-FEQ, RO-90-FEQ,RTS-400-EQ, DTS-400-EQ, RS2E, ETS-125-EQ, ETS-150/3-EQ, ETS-150/5-EQ, & LS-130-EQ

Drills: CXS, T-15+3, Ti-15

Routers: MFK-700-EQ Set, 2ea. OF-1010-EQ, 2ea. OF-1400-EQ, OF-2200-EB

Track Saws: TS-55-REQ, TS-75-REQ

Kapex Miter Saw

Domino DF 700-EQ-set

HL-850-E Planer

I don’t advertise where I live on my social networking presence to keep the bad guys from “shopping” at my house!!!

I bought about 1/2 the stuff used on eBay, Craigslist, and some demos when the dealers were closing out their non D-Lock systainer tools.

I’m embarking on a major outdoor building project and would love to have the CMS Router Table and the DF-700 Domino. I’ll wait to the last moment and watch to see if I can find a used one from someone who bought on empulse and is now having second thoughts.

I AM NOT a total Festool bigot. I love my old Hitachi H-12-V routers, my Porter Cable belt sanders, and my battery powered Makita stuff, especially the 6” saw and jig saw. I did NOT care for Festool’s dovetail system. Stuck with my Leigh, Porter Cable, and Keller jigs. I still use my 12” disk sander and 6” stationary belt sander from Shopsmith. Great products and they’ve paid for, since 1985. While I admire the dust collection from the Festool CMS Router Table, I won’t give up my RBI Hawk Tilting Top Router Table nor my Shopsmith over-arm router table. Both are WAY too flexible to abandon. Lastly, there’s still no substitute for a competent table saw, drill press, jointer, lathe, and thickness planer in a shop. They are NOT so portable, but they play a major roll in my shop-based workflow.

Keep the pointy ends away from your body parts and your fingers firmly attached to your hands,

Steve J

-- Only I could be responsible for the stupid things I say. Keep the pointy ends away from your body parts and your fingers attached to your hands! Be sure to engage your brain before your tools.

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