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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2021, 11:46 PM »
Those are very nice carts. I'm a beginner, so please forgive me for a dumb question. But how do you prevent these from tipping over when the slides are fully extended?

The carcass is pretty heavy as it's made from 3/4" plywood, and you typically only pull out one shelf at a time (otherwise you couldn't open the systainer lids). 

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2021, 05:17 AM »
Those are very nice carts. I'm a beginner, so please forgive me for a dumb question. But how do you prevent these from tipping over when the slides are fully extended?

That's a valid question, and something to be mindful of during use. Unfortunately, unlike newer file cabinets you can't limit how many 'drawers' are open at one time, so it is possible to shift the CG and cause it to topple over. The mass of the cart itself may be enough to prevent this even if you only had one Systainer in the cart, but two or more might become an issue.
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Offline oberkorn

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2021, 05:19 AM »
Those are very nice carts. I'm a beginner, so please forgive me for a dumb question. But how do you prevent these from tipping over when the slides are fully extended?

That's a valid question, and something to be mindful of during use. Unfortunately, unlike newer file cabinets you can't limit how many 'drawers' are open at one time, so it is possible to shift the CG and cause it to topple over. The mass of the cart itself may be enough to prevent this even if you only had one Systainer in the cart, but two or more might become an issue.
Yes, I think this would be a possible issue with anything not secured to a wall. Just have to be a little smart about stuff. I did make an effort to keep the heaviest stuff on the bottom, and consumables / frequently accessed stuff near the top, but also to keep it all together as much as possible to the machine the consumables are for.


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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2021, 05:58 PM »
Mine are all connected to each other and to a knee wall behind them, so tipping is not a concern, but I have arranged them mostly by frequency of use. It does kind of "accidentally" work out that the ones with the most items inside are the smallest. So, even if you don't use them most often, it might take some more picking around inside, making it more handy.
My top row consists of the CXS, PS420, MFT clamps/dogs, MFK700 and router bit box. These are all Sys1 or Sys2. The biggest Systainers are all along the bottom, TS55, TS75 and cleaning set are easiest to remove from down low too. In general, You are only removing the one item, the saw itself, from those lower units.
I do store the hose in the Systainer, because I use the smaller 27mm "tool hose" most of the time. I only use the 36mm hose with the tubes/fittings for cleaning, or with the OF 1400 if it is throwing a lot of chips. This also ensures that the set is complete if I take it with me somewhere. I also keep a Plug-it cable in that Systainer. This is to be sure I have one with me if I happen to make a road trip.
I have removed all of the Plug-it cables from the Systainers because I only use one at a time. I leave it connected to the CT, ready for use in my static/in the shop situation. I have, however, packed up a few Systainer's worth of tools and the CT for some random work at home, just to realize that I didn't have a Plug-it cable when I got there. Keeping a spare in the cleaning set can solve that problem.
I keep all of the extras in a drawer of my main toolbox at the shop.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation

Offline aurels

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2021, 02:35 AM »
Here is my version :-)

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Offline mino

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2021, 04:55 AM »
Those are very nice carts. I'm a beginner, so please forgive me for a dumb question. But how do you prevent these from tipping over when the slides are fully extended?
About 20 pounds of steel bar screwed on the "back" bottom between the wheels as a counter-weight.

Costs about €15, including the cut to size at the construction steel yard. Four holes in it and self-tapping screws. Fast, easy, works a charm.

Also helps with overall stability when carted around the shop as ad-hoc supports.
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Offline misha

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Re: Finally built my own Sysports.
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2021, 07:31 AM »
Those are very nice carts. I'm a beginner, so please forgive me for a dumb question. But how do you prevent these from tipping over when the slides are fully extended?
About 20 pounds of steel bar screwed on the "back" bottom between the wheels as a counter-weight.

Costs about €15, including the cut to size at the construction steel yard. Four holes in it and self-tapping screws. Fast, easy, works a charm.

Also helps with overall stability when carted around the shop as ad-hoc supports.

Thank you @mino! That's a great idea! I'll see what I can find around me.