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Forum topic by thiel posted 03-10-2011 05:49 AM 11009 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thiel

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03-10-2011 05:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: systainer festool

Am I the only one who thought that Festool invented Systainers?

Well, apparently not! Here’s a whole website that sells them…. apparently no cheaper though..

http://www.mysystainer.com

Actually, at this site they are cheaper:
http://www.systainerworld.com/Tanos_Empty_Systainers_s/3.htm

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#1 posted 03-10-2011 06:10 AM

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#2 posted 03-10-2011 02:02 PM

Bosch has their L-Boxx “systainer” aswell, made by sortimo http://www.sortimo.com/index.php?id=1&L=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYT2PTQrGKU&feature=related

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 05:24 PM

My pockets aren’t deep enough for any of these and most of my tools came with their own custom made boxes already .
I can’t justify spending hundreds of dollars to take my tool out of one plastic box just to put it into another plastic box.

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rrdesigns

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 05:44 PM

Looks like the prices are very similar. The only “discount” I’ve found so far is through Beaver Tools site at http://www.festools-online.com/index.php/. You earn points for every purchase made which can bu used to generate discounts on future purchases.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 06:00 PM

most of my tools came with their own custom made boxes already

Unlike typical tool cases, Systainers lock together for easy transportation. The new T-Loc version even lets you open a Systainer in the middle of stack without unlocking them.

Keep in mind that many Festool features are aimed at the worker who has to travel to jobsites. Those features have a lot less or no value to someone (like me) who works almost exclusively in a workshop.

That doesn’t mean I don’t think they’re damn fine tools :)

-- The Wood Nerd -- http://www.workshopaholic.net

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#6 posted 03-10-2011 07:10 PM

I read something about the patent on the original Systainer design
expiring, so Festool introduced the new style pre-emptively.

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#7 posted 03-10-2011 07:25 PM

I don’t know if that’s true, but the new T-Loc design is a definite improvement. Not just a refinement, but a totally different method which is, unfortunately, only partially backward-compatible.

-- The Wood Nerd -- http://www.workshopaholic.net

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