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Forum topic by bonesbr549 posted 06-29-2014 02:31 PM 3337 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bonesbr549

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06-29-2014 02:31 PM

Was passing near my local Woodcraft yesterday and stopped in and saw something new. The T-stak system of storage. I’m a big fan of Festool boxes but they are dang expensive. I’d not seen the Tstak before and I have to say it was impressive. they had all the diff styles and the drawer slides were real slides not plastic. The handles are great, and for the toughsystem that is the big brother, they even have diff handle placement. Costs were from 30 to 50, so not real bad. I may have to acquire a few of these bad boys. Anybody here got them?

http://dewalt.com/Search/tstak.aspx

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#1 posted 06-29-2014 04:33 PM

The tstaks are nice, but I’m a big fan of the festool/tanos t-loc systainers. Mostly for the way they connect together, and how you can open lower cases while having the above ones still attached.

They are expensive though, and I don’t think I’d buy any aside from what come with festool tools unless I caught a hot sale. Recently, amazon had the tanos dark blue systainer 3’s on sale for $38, but I missed it. I might have grabbed a few.

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#2 posted 06-29-2014 04:53 PM

I remember seeing them on a DIY TV show. It even had a motorized cart that was powered by a battery pack. This was at a tool convention, so maybe it didn’t get put into production.
I think the show was called “cool tools” or something like that.

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#3 posted 06-29-2014 06:42 PM

I’ve built an awesome collection of TSTAKs (I think I have 7, see my tower picture below) and have been meaning to post a review (5 stars from this guy). The price are awesome (~40% less) compared to the Festool/Tanos Systainers and the Bosch/Sortimo L-Boxx. The caveat I will say, is that latches connect the units aren’t as user friendly, and the case material feels softer, akin to the blow mold cases you get with some tools. Here are a few pictures of my sanding setup and tower of handheld power tools/accessories:

Sanding Setup with the TSTAK II and IV – I keep a good stash of sandpaper in the full extension drawers (with real metal glides!) ready for use, and my Preppin Weapon sits with my sander

TSTAK Handheld Tool Tower – The cart works amazingly well at wheeling my tools to and from my basement storage area, even on carpeted floors

Missing from the pictures is my drill/drive box setup. I have a Top handle unit with another IV drawer unit with my drill/impact driver, all of the bits, and any woodworking screws I might need.

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#4 posted 06-29-2014 10:44 PM

Cool setup

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 02:57 AM

Definitely a nice setup. :-)

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 03:09 AM

For someone without a dedicated shop, it has made a huge improvement for my work efficiency and organization. It also means space for more tools!

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