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Offline kifi

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Packout Drawers and systainer mix?
« on: June 19, 2022, 06:03 PM »
So I have quite a few Sys3 and some of the sortainers too. I want to put some more tools into drawers though and think the Milwaukee Packout drawers are the way to go (2 drawer but maybe the 3 drawer units too)

Anyone mix the two? I think Festool are missing a robust and sizeable drawer stack

Offline rst

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Re: Packout Drawers and systainer mix?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2022, 06:31 PM »
I use both Festool and Milwaukee.  My tools ride in all three forms of systainers but most of my screw and small specialized tooling live in Milwaukee low profile packouts with interior bins.  I had bought the Milwaukee cart with attached bin but sold it so move to the new handcart that the packouts attach and have two of the two drawer units. 

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Packout Drawers and systainer mix?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2022, 07:27 PM »
I have Systainer's, Ridgid tool boxes, along with stacks of Packout's *shrugs* Eventually I will replace a lot of the Milwaukee top load tool boxes with drawer boxes as they are superior for accessing without un-stacking. I support using both brands.

Offline eschumac

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Re: Packout Drawers and systainer mix?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2022, 04:43 PM »
I have loads of packout and use the drawers. Just like @rst I got the cart, but find it useless. The handcart with drawers is really the smart option. I could go on and on about what I'd like them to build. At the top of my list is a folding cart that will collapse and then lock into a packout and not take up more space than the a large packout. I want the cart to be modular so I don't have to find a place for it. Stack it, please.

I dislike my systainers and may move everything to packout. I dislike them for the same reasons as most others that dislike them.

Lots of 3d printed packout adapters and useful things available. I've mounted feet on coolers and other boxes so they can lock in.

The drawers are great. I use them every day.

Offline Samo

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Re: Packout Drawers and systainer mix?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2022, 09:26 PM »
I think the Crates (Milk Crates) also have a lot of potential but I would want them as large as possible.  Crates/bins with a front loading opening would be great for me.

I'll jump in with a rep. from Milwaukee who gives me some service and spend a grand or so but I don't think it is a great system yet.
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Offline Samo

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Re: Packout Drawers and systainer mix?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2022, 09:31 PM »
The best adaptors that I've seen have been custom plywood made by users.
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