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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Systainers => Topic started by: ColossusX on May 06, 2018, 05:57 PM

Title: Modify a VAC090AH ro carry systainers?
Post by: ColossusX on May 06, 2018, 05:57 PM
Has anyone done this? I know it has a mount for the L-Boxx, but I'm finding I like the Systainers more. Wondering if the Nilfisk Systainer Mounting Kit would work.
Title: Re: Modify a VAC090AH ro carry systainers?
Post by: TinyShop on May 06, 2018, 06:04 PM
Who makes the latest Bosch vacs again? I can't recall. If it's Nilfisk then I would be worth looking into their sys-port since you just plug-and-play. Otherwise, you'll be into the realm of DIY'ing a solution (like those of us with pre-latest generation Starmix iPulse vacs have had to do).
Title: Re: Modify a VAC090AH ro carry systainers?
Post by: tallgrass on May 06, 2018, 11:31 PM
interesting that you like the sytainers more the Sortimo. I have quite a bit of both and find that they have their respective strengths.
Title: Re: Modify a VAC090AH ro carry systainers?
Post by: ColossusX on May 07, 2018, 12:47 PM
I do have and like both. I like the smaller foot print of the Systainers. I have more systainers  and sys compatible boxes like the Makita MakPac. It looks like the Nilfisk mounting kit supports both, I would just have to find a rebadged one in the US. I think the milwaukee is??
Title: Re: Modify a VAC090AH ro carry systainers?
Post by: demographic on May 07, 2018, 02:40 PM
I had a few Sortimo boxes but gave them away, they didn't fit into my van toolsafe as well as Systainers and you needed to have a hand on either side to unlock them which is impossible in a packed topolsafe. Really didn't like that at all.
Plus they aren't flat on top cos they have the stupid catches sticking up.
Title: Re: Modify a VAC090AH ro carry systainers?
Post by: tallgrass on May 07, 2018, 03:04 PM
very valid points. I love the sortimo boxes and the systainers. I do use the T boxes for organizing small items and screws and fasteners. On that one I think sortimo has it nailed. The smaller footprint of the systainers is a plus. I had not thought about the side access issue on the sortimos. Choice is a good thing.
Title: Re: Modify a VAC090AH ro carry systainers?
Post by: ColossusX on May 08, 2018, 07:17 AM
Thanks for the input. I haven't decided yet on which dust extractor to get, but was leaning towards the Bosch because I can buy it local and get a discount on it.
Title: Re: Modify a VAC090AH ro carry systainers?
Post by: tallgrass on May 08, 2018, 08:41 PM
If it has a sortimo mounting plate, would it not be simple to make an adapter plate? Considering the systainers are smaller and the bits are available to make such a plate. Best of both worlds.
Title: Re: Modify a VAC090AH ro carry systainers?
Post by: ColossusX on May 08, 2018, 09:41 PM
That's what I was going to try and do.  These seem to make it easy
Title: Re: Modify a VAC090AH ro carry systainers?
Post by: tallgrass on May 09, 2018, 09:11 PM
that is pretty neat. I was thinking of the available bits and mounting to a plate. this is much cleaner.